Butterfly pea tea
All orders are packed in a biodegradable bag with 25 grams of dried flowers, each order will give you atleast 25 cups of tea. Description: Butterfly pea tea is technically a tisane made from the dried flowers of the 'Clitoria ternatea' plant. When brewed it makes a gorgeous deep indigo coloured tea which changes colour into a pinky purple colour with the squeeze of lemon The benefits of drinking butterly pea tea: ♡ Improves eyesight Clitoria Ternatea contains an antioxidant called proanthocyanidin, which increases blood flow to the capillaries of the eyes, useful in treatment of glaucoma, blurred vision, retinal damage or tired eyes. ♡ Improve hair growth Rich in bioflavonoids, Butterfly Pea can promote hair growth and reduce greying of hair. ♡ Improve skin Butterfly Pea’s antioxidants stimulate collagen and elastin synthesis, which helps rejuvenate the skin and lessen wrinkles and other signs of ageing. ♡ Aphrodisiac Butterfly Pea has been traditionally used as an aphrodisiac particularly for women and used to treat menstruation problems or white vaginal discharge (leucorrhoea). ♡ Antioxidant Flavonoids, anthocyanins and phenolic compounds in Butterfly Pea flowers activate antioxidant activity, which helps decrease oxidative stress caused by disease causing and ageing free radicals. ♡ Nootropic Butterfly Pea has been shown to enhance cognitive function and boost brain function. ♡ Diuretic Butterfly Pea promotes normal urination, which in turn lowers blood pressure. ♡ Analgesic Clitoria Ternatea has been used traditionally as a local anaesthetic as it has been shown to help relieve pain and swelling. ♡ Anxiolyhic Butterfly Pea has a calming effect on the body, reducing stress and anxiety ♡ Anti-inflammatory The deep indigo flowers contain flavonoids. Found in almost all fruits and vegetables, flavonoids are powerful antioxidants with anti-inflammatory and immune system benefits. ♡ Anti-Asthmatic It is used in common cold, cough & asthma as it acts as an expectorant and reduces the irritation of respiratory organs. ♡ Anti-anxiety and depression Indications are that high doses of Butterfly Pea may be adaptogenic – helping the body deal with stressors. ♡ Anti-diabetic Butterfly Pea has shown to inhibit glucose intake from the diet. ♡ Anti-HIV Butterfly Pea is one of the few herbs to contain cyclotides, which have exhibited anti-HIV effects in studies. ♡ Anti-cancer and anti-tumor Clitoria Ternatea’s cyclotides can cause cancer cell death by disrupting cell membrane integrity. ♡ Anti-microbial In several Indian studies, Butterfly Pea exhibited significant anti-microbial effects against Staphylococcus Aureus. ♡ Anti-convulsant Butterfly Pea has been shown to help reduce the severity and stress on the body from convulsions useful in treating epilepsy. ♡ Anti-pyretic Clitoria Ternatea can help reduce fever by dilating the blood vessels right beneath the skin, whereby air can cool the blood easier. Directions of use: Use 5 dried flowers per cup. Steep in boiling water for 5 minutes or until the brew turns deep blue. Once the tea has steeped, strain out the flowers. The tea is best served with the juice of 1 lemon and your desired amount of honey (I use 1-2 teaspoons). As you squeeze in the lemon watch as the tea magically transform from blue to purple! Voila, now you have a beautiful natural health giving tea! Enjoy it hot or allow to cool and add ice for a refreshing iced tea.