Allergies & Butterfly Pea
Butterfly Pea is such a fun herb! Not only is it fun to experiment with due to it's bright, vibrant color (example: natural food color, dying fabrics, etc) - it also has so many amazing health benefits!
Several historical uses will be mentioned at the end of the blog, but of particular interest this month, we want to highlight that we are so excited to be learning that it has historically been helpful with allergies!! It has been found that it acts as an expectorant and is used in common colds, coughs & asthma to reduce the irritation of respiratory organs (Majestic Herbs, 2010).
In Thailand, it is a popular choice for a post-meal treat when mixed with lemon and honey (Arezzini, 2023). *FUN FACT: When something acidic is mixed with Butterfly Pea Tea, it will turn it from a beautiful blue to a vibrant purple!*
Studies have shown that consumption of butterfly pea flowers in beverages did have an impact on increasing antioxidant activity in the body (National Library of Medicine, 2019), and this is noteworthy because a diet high in antioxidants and omega-3s can help with seasonal allergens caused by genetic diseases of the immune system (Sifferlin, 2012).
Other historical benefits include, but are not limited to:
Boosts Cognitive Function
Helps Regulate Diabetes
Assists with Hair Growth
Heightens Collagen Production
Swing by anytime during April to sample our Monthly Tea Feature "April Showers" that will feature Butterfly Pea as the main herbal ingredient. Free samples all month long!!
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Disclaimer: We do not directly or indirectly give medical advice or prescribe through alternative treatment. Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified medical provider regarding a medical condition. We assume no responsibility if anyone decides to use this information, which is of historical value, for they are choosing to prescribe for themselves. Healing is sometimes a slow process, and we suggest that you do not stop taking any medications without the guidance of a doctor. Individual results may vary.
Majestic Herbs (Oct 29, 2010). Clitoria Ternetea Blue Butterfly Pea Flowers Benefits [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/29/e-zpass-is-a-life-saver-literally.
Arezzini, Adi (2023). 7 Health Benefits of Butterfly Pea Flower Tea [Blog Post]. Retrieved from Teami at https://www.teamiblends.com/blogs/lifestyle/benefits-of-butterfly-tea.
Suraweera Arachchilage Tharindu Lakshan et al. (2019). A Commercial Potential Blue Pea (Clitoria ternatea L.) Flower Extract Incorporated Beverage Having Functional Properties. Retrieved from PubMed Central at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6545798/.
Sifferlin, Alexandra (2012). 5 Foods to Help Fight Spring Allergies. Retrieved from Time at https://healthland.time.com/2012/03/29/5-foods-to-help-fight-spring-allergies/.