Benefits of butterfly pea

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What is this magical clitoris-shaped flower that changes color? 😄

What is the butterfly pea?

Native to Asia, butterfly pea is also called :

  • Blue pea.
  • Asian pigeonwings.
  • Bluebellvine.
  • Cordofan pea.

The shape of the flower inspired its scientific name clitoria ternatea.

This herbaceous plant has been used for thousands of years in Ayurveda.

It is also valued as a flavoring and coloring agent.

The dried petal tea is known for its beautiful blue color… which turns purple with a few drops of lemon!

The butterfly peas includes :

  • Starch.
  • Anthocyanins.
  • Acetylcholine.
  • Taraxerone.
  • Flavonoids.
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How to use it?

Leaves, seeds, root and petals are edible.

The blue flower is the most widely used:

  • In food.
  • In infusions.
  • As eyewash.

The plant is a legume: its beans can also be cooked.


Clitoria ternatea is especially known for anxiety, the brain and the eyes.

Medicinal properties

Blue peas are traditionally used for the following properties:

  • Anxiolytic.
  • Antidepressant.
  • Anti-stress.
  • Calming.
  • Memory stimulant.
  • Anticonvulsants.
  • Anti-inflammatory.
  • Sedative.
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Which diseases?

The Asian pigeonwings flowers has shown promising results in cases of :

  • Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Keratoconus.
  • Keratitis.
  • Phlebitis.
  • Blindness.
  • Colon cancer.
  • Scarlet fever.
  • Depression.
  • Type 1 and 2 diabetes.
  • Skin fungus.


The main advantage of bluebellvine is that it acts on anxiety and depression.

It helps to relax the body temporarily.

However, in the long term, this vine cannot suppress emotions.

A process of emotional acceptance is recommended to release memories of anxiety, stress and fear.

A therapist can also be seen.



What are the benefits of butterfly pea?

There are many, especially in cases of anxiety.

It is useful to combine blue flower teas with emotional introspection.

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