Clitoria ternatea (CT) or commonly known as telang tree originates from the Fabaceae family. The flower of this tree has vivid, deep-blue and white colouration and it is usually used as a natural colourant in food preparation. Parts of the plant such as its leaves, flowers, and roots are believed to possess sought-after medicinal values such as analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory properties. Plants have long been used to treat diseases because they contain many natural ingredients, such as phenolic compounds.
Blue tea has numerous health benefits, so it is not just a pretty drink. The impressive nutritional profile of blue tea makes it a wonderful weight loss beverage, as well as a refreshing drink to cool the body when served chilled. Being naturally caffeine-free and a completely herbal concoction, blue tea is also a powerhouse of antioxidants. It contains significant amounts of the catechin EGCG – epigallocatechin gallate, as well as a host of anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting components such as flavonoids, tannins and polyphenols.
Blue tea is go around the world to improve human’s health. Some of its benefits include:
- Effective for Weight Loss
With increasing awareness regarding the health risks associated with obesity, more and more people are looking for ways to lose weight and stay fit. Drinking teas for weight loss have become quite a trend and it seems like blue tea might just be the new weight loss tea.
The hero compound in blue tea is the catechin EGCG, epigallocatechin gallate, which speeds up the calorie-burning process by boosting the metabolism a boost. Studies have found blue tea to contain higher levels of the compound EGCG in comparison to other teas, making it a potent weight loss drink.
- Improves hair health
Butterfly pea nourishes hair follicles, promotes hair growth, reduces hair fall, and slows down the greying of hair. Butterfly pea is also used as an ingredient in many hair shampoos, conditioners, and other hair products.
- Good for Heart Health
Blue tea is packed with antioxidants that not only protect you from infections but are also beneficial for keeping your heart in good shape. Studies have found blue tea to be effective in lowering high cholesterol levels – a major risk factor for heart disease. Blue tea has been shown to protect against heart diseases by curbing Hyperlipidemia. Hyperlipidemia refers to an abnormally high concentration of lipids or fats in the blood.
- Effective Against Stress, Anxiety, and Depression
Blue tea has been used as a stress reliever since ancient times and has an adaptogenic effect on your body in reducing stress. Antioxidants found in blue tea have been shown to lift moods and relax the nerves, enabling a good night’s sleep.
- Promotes Anti-Aging
Blue tea is packed with antioxidants that are great for your hair and skin and prevent premature aging by fighting free radicals. Blue tea contains the compound Anthocyanin which increases blood flow in the scalp and strengthens the hair follicles. The people of Thailand have been using the blue tea plant, Butterfly Pea herb, for centuries for treating hair problems.
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