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Butterfly Pea Flowers 200g bag

Butterfly Pea Flowers 200g bag

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The fascinating world of Butterfly Pea Flower (also known as Blue Tea) from Laos. This vibrant flower not only captivates with its brilliant blue hue but also offers a range of health benefits. 🌸💙

What Is Butterfly Pea Flower?

  • Scientific Name: Clitoria ternatea
  • Origin: Native to Asia, including Laos
  • Distinctive Feature: Striking, vibrant blue flowers
  • Antioxidant Content: Rich in anthocyanins, which give it the unique color.

Nutrients in Butterfly Pea Flower:

  1. Ternatins:
    • These anthocyanin compounds are responsible for the flower’s vivid blue color.
    • Test-tube studies suggest that ternatins can:
      • Alleviate inflammation.
      • Potentially prevent cancer cell growth.
  2. Other Antioxidants:
    • Kaemphferol: Studied for its cancer-fighting properties.
    • p-Coumaric Acid: May have anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antiviral effects.
    • Delphinidin-3, 5-glucoside: May stimulate immune function and cause cell death in colorectal cancer cells.

Health Benefits of Butterfly Pea Flower:

  1. Skin and Hair Health:
    • Antioxidants in butterfly pea flower may promote healthy skin and hair.
    • Regular consumption may contribute to a radiant complexion and strong hair.
  2. Weight Loss:
    • Some studies suggest that butterfly pea flower could aid weight loss.
    • Its antioxidant properties may support metabolism and overall well-being.
  3. Blood Sugar Control:
    • The flower’s compounds may help regulate blood sugar levels.
    • Always consult a healthcare professional for personalized advice.

How to Use Butterfly Pea Flower:

  • Butterfly Pea Flower Tea (Blue Tea):
    1. Rinse dried blue pea flowers to remove any dirt.
    2. Place the flowers in a cup and pour 240 mL (1 cup) of hot water over them.
    3. Cover the cup and let the tea steep for 10–15 minutes.
    4. Optionally, mix it with a little lemon juice for added flavor.
    5. Enjoy the calming blue tea

Fun Fact:

  • Butterfly pea flower tea changes color based on acidity. Add lemon juice, and it turns from blue to purple or pink!

Whether you’re sipping it as a soothing tea or experimenting with its magical color-changing properties, butterfly pea flower is a delightful addition to your wellness journey. 

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