Clitoria ternatea is a  special plant with a very rich usage history in the Asian cuisine and natural medicine. The roots, leaves and flowers from the Butterfly Pea are in the Indian Ayurveda hygienics very well-known for its various medicinal applications. The Butterfly Pea flowers contains, among other elements, the natural antioxidant proanthocyanidine and bioflavinoids.

The Butterfly pea plant has its origin in Thailand. However, in the different regions of Asia, special South East Asia, the Butterfly pea flowers are used during cooking to colors their food.

The flowers are also used as ingredients in a variety beauty and hair care products. This is mainly because the butterfly pea flowers contain quercetin (flavonoids) which have a favorable impact on the health of our skin and hair.

The flowers contain a high concentration of Anthocyanin pigment, a natural dye that is responsible for their striking blue colour and their ability to change colour in the presence of acid.

This water-soluble pigment changes the colour of the Butterfly-pea flower from intense blue to violet or red when the pH value changes. In acidic solutions, it turns red or purple, and in basic alkaline solutions, it turns blue. This colour-changing property has made the Butterfly-pea flower popular as a natural food dye in herbal teas, rice, juice, or cocktails.

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The natural Ayurveda properties of Butterfly Pea:

  • Improves the condition of the hair.
  • Is full of natural elements.
  • Stimulates the immune system.

This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent medical conditions. Consult your doctor or nutritionist before use.

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