Clitoria ternatea, commonly known as Asian pigeonwings, bluebellvine, blue pea
A traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, Blue Butterfly Pea flowers have been consumed for centuries as a memory enhancer, brain booster, anti-stress and calmative agent. They are mainly consumed as tea for their benefits.
Blue pea flowers are also used as natural food colorants. You can add them to your food recipes to give a nice blue color which is 100% safe and edible (in fact beneficial). Another fun fact, the blue color turns purple when you add lemon.
In terms of beauty, use blue pea flowers tea as your facial rinse, hair tea or add it to your face masks. Blue Butterfly Pea Flowers are vibrant indigo colored flowers that are packed with antioxidants that minimize oxidative damage to keep your skin healthy. It helps soothe irritated skin and can even improve your skin barrier function. They are excellent for the hair too, as it contains anthocyanin – a compound known to increase blood circulation in the head and therefore maintain a healthy scalp. It also helps in strengthening the hair follicles from within.
Additionally, you can add them to your bath water for its benefits and the magical blue color. Or use these as natural blue dye for fabric.
Blue Pea Flowers Benefits:
- rich in antioxidants
- relaxing herbal tea
- soothing for skin and scalp
- prevents skin damage
- promotes hair growth
- prevents premature greying of hair
- adds beautiful blue color to bath water/ food/ beauty which relaxes mind
How to use Blue Butterfly Pea Flowers?
- brew its tea or add to tea blends
- add it to your food recipes for natural blue color
- use blue tea as a facial rinse or add to face masks
- use blue tea as a hair rinse
- add to bath tub
How to store:
Keep the pouch in an airtight jar in a cool and dry place. Avoid direct contact with very bright light or sunlight as it might damage the product.