What is the blue pea plant (blue tea)
It is a plant from the Fabaceae family referred to by the scientific name Clitoria Ternatea, and it has many benefits for human health and is found in the countries of Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, India and Sri Lanka. It has been used for centuries in Ayurveda as well as Asian and Middle Eastern medicine, in addition to being used in cooking. And increased interest in it by modern science.
Benefits of blue tea
- Blue flower drink is useful for fighting seasonal diseases.
- Use it as a dye to add color to various traditional dishes.
- Rich in antioxidants that protect the body from the effects of free radicals that can destroy healthy cells.
- Flush out toxins and waste accumulated in the intestine and improve the health of the digestive system, by drinking a cup of blue tea infusion once or twice on an empty stomach.
- The earthy flavor of the pea flower improves mood and helps relieve stress, and may also help reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, as it refreshes the brain, enhances energy level, stamina, increases positive emotions, and thus increases work productivity.
- Regulating appetite by reducing cravings for fast food, so soaking the blue flower is a great drink to maintain an ideal body weight.
- Nootropic – enhances cognitive functions including increased intelligence and memory enhancement by stimulating acetylcholine in the hippocampus.
- It has a calming effect that relaxes the smooth vascular muscles that aid blood flow.
- The flavonoids in blue tea stimulate collagen production, which helps in maintaining and maintaining elasticity of the skin. Its role in cleaning the intestines from undigested food and cleaning the stomach, liver and kidneys reflects on the lightening of dull skin significantly and removes dark spots and uneven skin tone. The antioxidants present in this flower also stimulate elastin which helps to rejuvenate the skin and reduce the effects of aging.
- The blue flower contains anthocyanins, a compound that increases blood circulation in the head, thus maintaining a healthy scalp. It also helps to strengthen the follicles from the inside. The Blue Butterfly Flower has been traditionally used to promote hair growth, increase its thickness and reduce hair graying thanks to its richness in bioflavonoids.
- The antioxidants in blue flower help blood flow in the capillaries of the eyes, which promotes eye health, improves vision, effectively prevents cataracts and glaucoma, corrects blurred vision and reverse retinal damage, as well as soothes inflamed and watery eyes.
- It can be used as a local anesthetic to help relieve pain.
- The anticancer and tumorigenic abilities of cyclotides that cause cell death by disrupting cell membrane integrity have been observed.
- It reduces fever by expanding the blood vessels located directly under the skin, which increases blood flow near the surface of the skin where it can be cooled easily through the air.
- This plant is also rich in anthocyanins, a type of antioxidant that is also found in blueberries and red wine that is known to fight inflammation and boost heart health.
How to prepare blue tea
Soak a few petals of blue pea flower with dried lemon grass in water for 10 minutes, then add some honey and serve it warm before meals, or you can also drink blue tea cold after meals to facilitate digestion and enhance the quality of healthy sleep.