5 Surprising Benefits of Butterfly Pea Flower
Originally from South East Asia, the Butterfly Pea Flower, also called Blue Pea or Clitoria Ternatea in Latin, is an ancestral ayurvedic plant. Widely known for its natural blue colour in drinks, dishes or desserts, the butterfly pea flower is also a treasure of nature that is full of benefits. Discover 5 benefits of the Butterfly Pea Flower.
Rich in antioxidants – it improves skin quality
Its high concentration of antioxidants stimulates the synthesis of collagen and elastin in the skin.
The consumption of blue pea flower infusions helps maintain beautiful skin and reduces wrinkles and other effects of skin ageing.
In addition to the blue, which is THE colour known for providing a feeling of well-being, the consumption of butterfly pea flower infusion regularly also has a calming effect on the body.
Its mineral and vitamin content helps reduce stress and anxiety. It is very effective in case of temporary fatigue.
Beneficial for ocular health
The anthocyanins present in the blue pea flower help improve blood circulation in the capillaries of the eyes. This improves the clarity and sharpness of our vision.
In Asian pharmacopoeia, the juice of the foliage and flowers packaged in eye drops are used to treat eye problems.
It boosts memory
Several scientific studies have demonstrated the nootropic functions of the flower. The consumption of butterfly pea flower herbal teas increases the level of acetylcholine, the neurotransmitter essential to the proper functioning of the brain.
This improves our cognitive functions such as concentration, attention and memory.
It improves hair growth
The presence of bioflavonoids (called flavonoids or formerly vitamin P) promotes hair growth and helps thicken and reduce greying.
They also provide good nutrients to the hair roots to make them less fragile and brighter (it is the dye of the blue shampoos that acts on the shine of your coloured hair, attenuates the reds and illuminates the white and grey hair).