Butterfly Pea (Clitoria ternatea)
Butterfly Pea had been used in Ayurvedic medicine for its memory enhancing and brain-boosting qualities. It is a powerful nootropic that helps relieve stress, as it is also an anxiolytic and an anti-depressant. It improves vitality.
Clitoria ternatea is a creeper vine from tropical Asia. It’s also called the “tropical alfalfa” as it is a protein-rich source of food for livestock at a low cost, which also fixes Nitrogen to the soil, making it green manure.
Its flowers are a beautiful rich indigo color that is used as a natural dye, which changes tones when its PH is changed when you add lemon it turns pink. Great for making flashy drinks or cooking. The Butterfly Pea flowers are part of the typical cuisine in Asia, and the tea is widely consumed in various recipes. Due to these plants very low toxicity and health benefits, it’s great for daily consumption.
Butterfly Pea is full of antioxidants and prevents the damage from sugar to the skin. It’s great at preventing premature aging of the skin. It’s also antimicrobial as it contains peptides that work specifically well against E.coli.
A traditional Balinese remedy “Bunga telang” meaning clear vision is made from this herb for curing all sorts of eye ailments. Taking advantage of its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.
A nootropic is known for improving cognitive functions like memory, creativity or motivation.
As such it has been used in traditional medicine as a brain-boosting tonic. As it enhances protein synthesis in neurons and helps build dendrites, In conclusion helps various aspects of neural health, primarily its memory and cognitive enhancing properties. It has been studied side by side with common nootropic compounds and it has proven to be just as effective.
There are many other applications for this wonderful herb, to list a few:
- Memory enhancer
- Anti Inflammatory
- Anti Fever
- Brain Booster
- Cognitive Enhancer
Organic flowers & tea
Herbalist Marianne Beacon says about organic teas following: “In a lot of ways, we might get more benefit from a good organic tea than from a vitamin pill“.
Just mix them with hot water and enjoy the effects of your preferred herb.
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