Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Tea 30g

$9.90

What is Butterfly Pea Flower?

In South-east Asia, butterfly pea flowers have long been used as a natural food colouring for food and drinks in Thai, Malay and Peranakan cuisines. The petals have practically no scent or flavour, making it the perfect food colouring agent for any dish or drink without changing its flavour. As a tea, it has a mild woody, earthy taste, not unlike green tea.

In Malaysia and Singapore, it is known in the Malay language as bunga telang. It is used in Malay dishes such as nasi kerabu, pulut inti, kuih tekan and pulut tai tai, where rice is naturally dyed blue.

Used in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, butterfly pea flower tea has been consumed for centuries as a brain booster, anti-depressant and calmative agent. When steeped as a tea, butterfly pea flower makes for a calming caffeine-free herbal tisane that has similar antioxidant properties as green tea.

The key ingredient in this tea is the Butterfly Pea flower or scientific name is Clitoria Ternatea is native to South East Asia. This ingredient has beneficial anthocyanins - provides the blue colour and has a variety of health benefits such as:

  • Loaded with antioxidants - that helps boost circulation and collagen production and prevent premature ageing.

  • It’s been used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine as a memory enhancer, a stress alleviator, to lift the mood, and it is believed to balance blood sugar levels.

  • Strengthens the hair for healthy hair growth/prevent hair loss & greying

  • Possesses anti cancer properties.

  • Keeps skin glowing & healthy

  • Treats urinary problems.

  • Improves eyesight & night vision

  • Treats eye infections

  • Detoxifies the whole body

  • Enhances memory

  • Enhances immune system

 

Health Benefits:

  • Nootropic - enhances cognitive functions including heightening intelligence and enhancing memory via acetylcholine localized to the hippocampus

  • Anxiolyhic - reduces stress and anxiety - calming effect

  • Relaxes smooth vascular muscle aiding blood flow

  • Analgesic - helps to relieve pain to the extent it is used as a local anaesthetic

  • Diuretic - promotes excretion of water (urination) which decreases blood volume thereby lowering blood pressure, also used for fasting but typically temporary weight loss

  • Anti-inflammatory - the deep blue flowers contain flavonoid pigments similar to blue berries, acai berry, mangosteen rind etc. that protect the plant. When you inject the flower the effect is remarkably similar to the anti-inflammatory effect of the plant in nature.

  • Aids diabetic activity by inhibiting glucose intake from the diet

  • Noted anti-cancer and anti-tumour abilities resulting from cyclotides that cause cell death by disrupting cell membrane integrity

  • Anti-pyretic - reduces fever by dilating the blood vessels just beneath the skin which increases blood flow near the surface of the skin where it can be more easily cooled by the air

Eyes: The presence of the anti-oxidant, proanthocyanidin, helps to improve eyesight by increasing blood flow in the capillaries of the eyes which also allows the eyes to adjust to changes in light and improves vision. The blue butterfly pea vine flowers have been shown to effectively prevent cataracts and glaucoma, correct blurred vision, and reverse retinal damage as well as soothing inflamed and tearing eyes.

Hair: The blue butterfly vine flower, rich in bioflavinoids, has been used traditionally to promote hair growth, thicken the hair and reduce greying of the hair.

Skin: Anti-oxidants in blue butterfly pea flower stimulate collagen and elastin synthesis helping to rejuvenate the skin, reduce wrinkles and other effects of aging skin.

Aphrodisiac: traditionally used as an aphrodisiac particularly for women and used to treat problems associated with menstruation as well as leucorrhoea (white vaginal discharge).

The butterfly pea flower powder is also available for purchase separately. 

Product of Australia.

In collaboration with local business, My Blue Tea.