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 natural dye, known as the anthocyanin pigment. A water-soluble pigments that match the color of the Clitoria ternatea Flower changed from intense blue to violet or red in the event of a change in the pH value. In acidic solutions turns red and turns blue in basic solutions. In Asia, this natural dye used for coloring of foodstuffs, such as rice and cakes, but also in tea, fruit)juice or cocktails.

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The natural Ayurveda properties of Butterfly Pea:

  • Improves the condition of the hair
  • Helps to keep the skin healthy.
  • For a good bladder function.
  • Favorable effect on the blood circulation.
  • Is full of anti-oxidants.
  • To protect agains free radicals.
  • 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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