Watch the two videos below with a step by step tutorial on how to grow your own Clitoria Ternatea plants. It is important that you scarify the seeds and steep before putting in the soil. Clitoria Ternatea is often referred to as Butterfly Pea (USA) and Aparajita (India).
The flowers in these videos are double blue. Other variations are single blue, double white, and single white. In South Asia and South East Asia this tea is used to help with menstrual bleeding among other benefits. It is not recommended for pregnant women, because of the flavonol glycosides content of it.
Please scroll down and see the extract from The Journal of Ethnopharmacology on Clitoria Ternatea
The Ayurvedic medicine Clitoria ternatea—From traditional use to scientific assessment
Clitoria ternatea L. (CT) (Family: Fabaceae) commonly known as ‘Butterfly pea’, a traditional Ayurvedic medicine, has been used for centuries as a memory enhancer, nootropic, antistress, anxiolytic, antidepressant, anticonvulsant, tranquilizing and sedative agent. A wide range of secondary metabolites including triterpenoids, flavonol glycosides, anthocyanins and steroids has been isolated from Clitoria ternatea Linn. Its extracts possess a wide range of pharmacological activities including antimicrobial, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, diuretic, local anesthetic, antidiabetic, insecticidal, blood platelet aggregation-inhibiting and for use as a vascular smooth muscle relaxing properties. This plant has a long use in traditional Ayurvedic medicine for several diseases and the scientific studies has reconfirmed those with modern relevance. This review is an effort to explore the chemical constituents, pharmacological and toxicity studies of CT, which have long been in clinical use in Ayurvedic system of medicine along with a critical appraisal of its future ethnopharmacological potential in view of many recent findings of importance on this well known plant species.