The use of Butterfly Pea for its healing benefits dates back hundreds of years with origins in Ayurvedic medicine. Throughout history, traditional healers in Southeast Asia and China would use the plant to help with occasional stress and insomnia*.
Butterfly Pea Flowers contain potent antioxidants, which are known to protect against the damaging effects of free radicals.* Antioxidants also help to slow down the aging process and protect against premature aging.* They can boost the appearance and health of your skin, hair, and nails.*
Butterfly Pea Flowers are also rich in anthocyanins, which further help to build and restore the skin’s collagen.* Anthocyanins are water-soluble compounds that occur naturally in certain pigmented blue, red, purple, and black foods and flowers.
Finally, Butterfly Pea Flowers may possess significant anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties*.
The Republic of Tea has just released two new herbal tea blends featuring Butterfly Pea Flowers, in our Beautifying Botanicals line.
These teas are naturally caffeine-free, and combine Butterfly Pea Flowers with an infusion of fragrant herbs and other flowers, including rosehip, hibiscus, and bamboo. Add a squeeze of lemon to give our teas a beautiful pink hue.
Daily Beauty Herbal Tea and Beauty Sleep Herbal Tea offer a soothing and pampering sipping experience, while encouraging collagen production, skin hydration, relaxation, and overall wellbeing. Make Butterfly Pea Flowers a part of your daily beauty and wellness ritual!
1. It’s filled with anti-inflammatory compounds and antioxidant support
Butterfly pea flower is deeply rich in antioxidants, says Robinett. That means it can help your body fight back against the damage caused by free radicals, like inflammation and signs of aging in the skin. It’s particularly rich in anthocyanin, a type of antioxidant also found in blueberries and red wine that is well-known for fighting inflammation and boosting heart health.
Butterfly pea flowers are popular all over the world in functional beverages. In Thailand, it is a popular choice for a post-meal treat when mixed with lemon and honey. One study from 2019 found that consumption of butterfly pea flowers in beverages did have an impact on increasing antioxidant activity in the body, which in turn can be used to benefit many health functions.
2. It could help with cognitive function
Robinett says that butterfly pea flower is a natural nootropic, which means that it can potentially help improve cognitive function. One 2015 review found that butterfly pea flower may offer benefits in boosting learning and memory, although more clinical human trials are needed to make this conclusive.
Numerous studies have been conducted in the last twenty years to examine butterfly pea flowers and their impact on cognitive health. Several of these studies have reported benefits within animal studies. Further examination is needed to fully understand how these benefits translate in human health, but early research is promising.
3. It’s good for your skin and Promotes Graceful aging
During the course of our lives, we take in a lot of oxygen through the air, food, and other exposure. This leads to free radicals entering the body, which are actually unpaired electrons. When electrons aren’t paired up, they may accelerate aging and increase the chances for health issues. Antioxidants help manage and get rid of free radicals in the body. Some recent studies have even shown promise for incorporating butterfly pea flowers into skincare products. Of course, the most effective way to reap the benefits is by drinking butterfly pea flower tea, which contains many plant-based antioxidants that naturally help you age gracefully!
Butterfly pea flower makes sense as a refreshing spa beverage (I was once served a glass following massages in Thailand) because it has bonafide beauty benefits thanks to all of those antioxidants. In fact, some studies have shown it to be a helpful addition in eye wrinkle treatments and in reducing redness and irritation, too.
4. It changes color (in a good way)
The most intriguing aspect of butterfly pea flower as an ingredient is that it’s subject to change color based on pH balance. Adding something like lemon juice will purple-ify the drink, while playing with other ingredients can zap it red. The bright hue and versatility makes it a great natural food coloring option, Robinett says. “I have to hope we can evolve to using plant compounds as coloring agents rather than chemicals,” she says. “I mean, plants just are unicorn food.”
5. Contains anthocyanins
Butterfly pea flowers are rich in anthocyanins that support well-being. It starts with flavonoids, which are chemicals found in plants. These flavonoids create the rainbow of colors that are seen in nature in flowers, vegetables, fruits, and other plants. These flavonoids are further broken down into different groups and subgroups of plant chemicals. Anthocyanins are water-soluble and make up one of these groups, which are deep pigments in shades of blue, dark red, and violet. Some of the most nutritious foods in the world, such as blueberries, elderberries, and cranberries contain anthocyanins that are found in the outer cell layers. Anthocyanins support antioxidant activity and are shown to support cardiovascular health in some studies.
6. Contains versatile catechins
Epigallocatechin gallate, or EGCG, is a catechin, an antioxidant that is primarily found in green tea. Research suggests that EGCG has many healthful functions in the body, including to help maintain weight and cardiovascular health. In particular, one study found that consuming two cups of green tea per day was associated with lower body fat and successful weight management; however, the results of the study overall had varying factors regarding these results. Although these studies were conducted on EGCG found in green tea, butterfly pea flower tea also contains catechins to support health and wellness.
They also boosts metabolism, promotes hair growth, reduces visceral fat in the body, reduces stress and anxiety, insomnia, regulates blood sugar, lowers high blood pressure and has 10x the amount of antioxidants as green tea.
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