In case you haven’t been already swooned over by this magical tea, here is what you have to know about this one-of-a-kind bluish tea. Blue Pea Tea or Butterfly Pea Flower tea, as the name implies, is a beverage bearing a mesmerizing blue colour, concocted from the flowers of the Clitoria ternetea plant. It is commonly known as Shankpushpi and has been an integral part of Ayurveda medicine for thousands of years. Indigenous to South East Asia, it is also known by many names in different regions, including butterfly pea, cordofan pea, blue pea, aparajitha and Asian pigeon wings.
Besides tea or beverage, blue pea flowers have also been used as a colouring agent in traditional cuisines and as fabric dyes in most Asian countries such as India, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Sri Lanka. It is only in recent years that Blue Pea Flower Tea has become a trend in the world of herbal teas, owing much of its benefits to its colour and of course, its many wonderful health benefits. From promoting weight loss to relaxing the mind to detoxifying the mind, Blue Pea Flower is truly a thing to behold. It is also known to be beneficial in enriching skin texture and improving hair growth. Read on to find all the incredible benefits this magical tea has to offer.
Benefits of Blue Pea Flower Tea
1. Improves Mood
Blue Pea Flower Tea in itself has an earthy flavour which is known to be beneficial in uplifting mood and energy. Apart from this, it is also endowed with incredible stress-relieving properties that are known to help reduce stress, as well as symptoms of anxiety. It also helps enhance brain functioning, enhance energy and stamina levels, thereby making it an excellent beverage to help improve productivity at home or at work.
2. Supports Healthy Detox Process
Blue Pea Flower Tea is rich in antioxidants and is an ideal beverage to help detoxify your system, especially during the summer season. Its rich antioxidant agent helps protect the body against free radicals that can damage cells in the body. In this way, the tea is the perfect solution to flush out accumulated harmful substances from the body, such as free radicals and improves digestive health on a great level.
3. Enhances Skin Health
Blue Pea Flower Tea contains a good amount of flavonoids which are known to be helpful in stimulating collagen production, which then helps improves and maintains skin elasticity. And since it helps detoxify and cleanse the system from harmful substances, this, in turn, helps brighten the skin from dullness, dark spots and uneven skin tone.
4. Promotes Weight Loss
Due to its low content of caffeine, as well as fats, carbohydrates and cholesterol whatsoever, Blue Pea Flower Tea is considered one of the healthiest drinks to help support weight loss. It also helps regulate appetite and curbs unwanted food cravings that can lead to weight gain. Therefore, this tea is the perfect solution for maintaining optimal body weight.
5. Supports Hair Growth
Blue Pea Flower tea contains a compound called anthocyanin which is known to help increase the circulation of blood in the head. In this way, regular consumption of the tea promotes healthy hair growth as good blood circulation helps maintain a healthy scalp and also helps strengthen the hair follicles from within.
6. Improves Heart Health
Blue Pea Flower Tea is brimmed with bioflavonoid compounds, that supply protective and remedial antioxidant qualities for heart health. It helps lower high LDL cholesterol levels, as well as high lipid or fat levels in the bloodstream. This way, Blue Pea Tea helps lower the risk of heart diseases, such as heart attacks, atherosclerosis, dangerous blood clots in the arteries, veins and hypertension or high blood pressure.
7. Aids in Digestion
The rich antioxidants in Blue Pea Flower Tea can help relax the stomach muscles, aiding digestion. It also has anthelminthic property; it helps prevent the growth of worms in the gut.
8. Helps Manage Diabetes
Regular consumption of Blue Pea Flower Tea is known to help curb sudden blood sugar spikes in people with type 2 diabetes. Blue Pea Flower Tea is known to be particularly rich in anti-hyperglycemic properties, which is beneficial in enhancing insulin secretion, managing glucose metabolism and preventing excess absorption of sugars by body cells, both while fasting and post consuming meals.
9. Improves Eyesight
Blue Pea Flower Tea is a rich source of pro-anthocyanidin complexes, making it a nutritious drink for enhancing eyesight. It is also particularly rich in anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties that come in handy in times of discomfort, redness, or swelling experienced in common eye infections. The rich nutrients in the tea also efficiently preserve visual organelles and structures of the retina, cornea, lens, and healing indications of glaucoma, hazy vision, etc.
10. Eliminates Fever
Blue Pea Tea is a known potent antipyretic agent, meaning it helps bring down a fever by expanding the blood vessels just beneath the skin, which increases blood flow where it can be more easily cooled. Additionally, another study also suggested that the anti-pyretic effect of the extract was comparable to that of paracetamol (150 mg/kg body wt.), a standard medicine prescribed for fever.
Blue Pea Tea from Preserva Wellness
A new addition to their incredible range of herbal teas, Blue Pea Tea by Preserva Wellness is no less than the others when it comes to health benefits. Uniquely crafted using only the finest of the Clitoria ternatea flowers (Blue pea flower), along with exquisite ingredients like Lavender flower, Chamomile and Mint that only add more richness to this already magical tea. Besides its mesmerizing colour and delightful aroma, Preserva’s Blue Pea Tea is endowed with countless health benefits like the one mentioned above and more. A daily cup of this magical tea is sure to uplift your mood, enhance your stamina, and improve your overall health and wellness to a new level.
Take your regular tea-time to the next level with Blue Pea Flower Tea. Not only does it bring joy and delight with its mesmerizing blue colour, but is also a storehouse of impeccable health benefits. And on top of that, the fact that it also changes colour from vibrant blue to a purplish-pink with a change in its pH level is something worth trying for. It is truly a one of a kind tea that does it all. Make sure to add Blue Pea Flower Tea to your tea cabinet not just for its colour but also for its wide array of health and wellness benefits.
Disclaimer: Although generally safe for consumption, make sure to consult with your doctor if you are undergoing medical treatment for a particular medical condition or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Shankhpushpi is just like a morning glory plant and it is an all year-round herb with blue flowers and elliptical leaves.
Chamomile plant is a daisy-like plant and is often referred to a star among medicinal plants. Chamomile belongs to the family Asteraceae.
The word Lavender has been derived from a Latin word ‘lavare’. It was earlier used by the Romans as incense and perfume in the bathrooms.
Mint is also known as Mentha and belongs to the Lamiaceae family. It is largely found across North America, Europe, Australia, Africa and Asia.