Organic Colour Changing Butterfly Pea Flower Tea
The South East Asian Butterfly Pea Flower Tea is prized for its unique color-changing ability. The tea is made by collecting butterfly pea flowers, also known as the Clitoria ternatea or Asian pigeonwings, in bloom during the early morning hours and immediately sun dried.
The colour changing tea is blue when brewed hot or cold. Squeeze a slice of lemon into the tea and it magically changes from blue to purple. Mix in honey or your choice of sweetener. Add ice for a cool caffeine-free herbal tea drink. Bartenders use the flowers in cocktails. A special gift for any occasion!
Butterfly Pea with Applications in Agriculture and Medicine
Clitoria ternatea, commonly known as butterfly pea, is a perennial herbaceous plant.
Under Medicine, there have been numerous animal studies which have reported the extracts exhibit diuretic, nootropic, antiasthmatic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antipyretic, antidiabetic, antilipidemic, anti-arthritic, antioxidant, and wound healing properties. For example:
Anti-inflammatory, Analgesic, and Antipyretic Activity: Extracts of Clitoria ternatea roots and leaves have been reported to demonstrate anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antipyretic activities.
Antidiabetic Activity: Clitoria ternatea leaf extracts have shown potential for use as an antidiabetic.
Antioxidant Activity: The antioxidant properties of Clitoria ternatea extracts are well documented.
The article suggests a diverse use of Clitoria ternatea in agricultural (e.g. aid in soil nitrogen regeneration) and medicine within the multidisciplinary areas of biotechnological and pharmaceutical.
Reference from Frontiers in Plant Science.