Health Benefits of Clitoria Ternatea

  • Clitoria ternatea is a herb used for many ailments in the body. It is also known by another name that is “Butterfly Pea”. Clitoria ternatea belongs to Fabecea and the genus Clitoria family. It is a climber plant.
  • It has memory-boosting power and many other neurological advantages and it is used in treating many mental disorders like anxiety, depression, and nervousness.
  • Cliotides are the peptides found in Clitoria ternatea, it has the anti-microbial properties which help to combat bacteria Escherichia coli and some of the other bacteria in the body.
  • Clitoria ternatea is of the legume family which is found in India and in the Indian subcontinents. It is also found in some Latin-American countries. Another usage of Clitoria ternatea is its usage as a covered crop coconut and rubber plantation.
  • In the Philippines young pods of this plant are used as vegetables.

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Clitoria ternatea’s Health Benefits are as Follows

Clitoria ternatea’s numerous properties make it a wonderful herb as it contains many bioactive compounds like Saponins, Triterpenoids, Alkaloids and many other substances for better health.

1. Memory

The memory enhancing the property of this herb makes it one of the best herbs to boost memory and learning ability in patients who are suffering from a disease like Parkinson`s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and other problems o related to memory.

2. Anxiety

Nervousness and fearfulness with stress are signs of Anxiety. It is an emotional disorder that can affect any age. Women are more prone to this brain disorder of Anxiety. The usage of Clitoria ternatea  along with meditation and yoga helps to combat this disorder of brain known as Anxiety.

3. Asthma

Properties in Clitoria ternatea helps in treating problems of the respiratory system like Phelgum, Cold, Cough, and Fever, hence the Asthma can also be treated with Clitoria ternatea.  Thick mucus and whooping cough can also be treated with Clitoria Ternatea.

4. Ulcer

Stomach Ulcer is a condition, which has painful sores in the stomach lining of the digestive system. Gastric ulcer is also a name given to the stomach ulcer. Intestine and stomach are the organs that get affected due to peptic ulcer disease. Flavonoids present in the Clitoria ternatea flower gives a soothing effect on our stomach.

5. If the Peptic ulcer does not get treated timely this disease can create a severe problem in the digestive system.

6. Depression

MAOI’s are the oxidase inhibitors known as Monoamine oxidase inhibitors which are found in Clitoria ternatea , these inhibitors are effective in treating depression.

It is an Omega-3 fatty acid that regulates effectively the level of cholesterol in the blood is found in Linolenic acid. Linolenic acid and Palmitic acid are the compounds that help to reduce the depressive symptoms of the brain and thus maintain brain health.

A Palmitic acid compound found in Clitoria ternatea has antioxidant properties and also anticonvulsant and antidepressant properties.

  • Antioxidant Properties: Free radical is an atom, that has an electron. Clitoria ternatea has antioxidant properties that combat wit free radicals.
  • Therapeutic Properties: Therapeutic properties in Clitoria ternatea helps in slowing down of oxidative stress related to various body ailments.
  • Anti-Glycation Properties: Glycation is the process due to which problems of diabetes and aging of the skin takes place. Due to the Glycation process, irreversible binding of glucose with proteins takes place, the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis is the result of Glycation process in the body. These molecules are the main cause of the aging of the skin. Clitoria Ternatea is having anti Glycation properties which help in giving you younger and flawless skin.

7. Constipation

Laxative properties of Clitoria Ternatea help to treat constipation and its soothing agents help reduce gastric troubles in the gastrointestinal tract.

  • Anti-Inflammatory Properties: Inflammation in the body can also be treated with Anti-Inflammatory properties of Clitoria ternatea.

8. Fatigue

Minerals, vitamins, and some other nutrients help in building immunity and vitality in the body, as a result, it helps in combating the fatigue, and nervousness in the body.

9. Skin

Nutrient-rich properties and antioxidants present in Clitoria ternatea are very effective in preventing the premature aging of the skin and graying of hair. There is a substance found in Clitoria ternatea which helps in stimulating blood flow in the hair follicle as a result growth of hairs gets better and the volume of hairs gets increased. We can also apply the Clitoria ternatea’s powder (extract) on the skin as an external application.


Healing Properties

Root and seed extracts of Clitoria ternatea has wound healing properties as the extract of seeds of Clitoria ternatea contains Flavonol Glycosides.  It also contains Phenolic compounds, which also help in healing the wound gets faster than normal healing.

1. Cancer

Ternatea contains a peptide known as Cyclotides. Cyclotides contain amino acids, which are proteins. These Cyclotides are having anti-tumor properties in it and helps in killing the cancer cells. Hence, the use of Clitoria Ternatea gives you the best anti-cancer ingredients in it to treat cancer.

2. Health

Clitoria Ternatea is proven to be a nootropic, which helps in boosting the brain’s function and activities, creativity, memory, motivation, and feeling of wellness with boosting energy in the body. (already mentioned in Bullet Point One).

3. Diabetes

Clitoria Ternatea’s properties to treat diabetes are very impressive as it helps in obstructing excessive glucose intake from the food we eat and is best for treating the diabetes of type 2.

4. Eyesight

Some of the properties possessed by Clitoria Ternatea helps in fighting the infections in eyes and it has the tremendous power to improve night vision and better eyesight.

5. Infertility

Helps in treating the Infertility in both sexes as it works as an aphrodisiac, hence it can increase the desire for sex and gives better libido power in both male and female.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD - Ayurveda) is a Globally Renowned Ayurveda Physician with Expertise of more than 25 Years. He is the CEO & Founder of, a leading Ayurveda Brand, Manufacturing, and Export Company with a Chain of Clinics and Branches in the US, Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia, India, and other parts of the World. He is also an Ayurveda Author who has written Books on Ayurveda, translated into Many European Languages. One of his Books is "Ayurveda – God’s Manual for Healing". He is on a Mission to Spread Ayurveda All Over the Planet through all the Possible Mediums. With his Vast Experience in Herbs and their Applied Uses, he is successfully treating Numerous Patients suffering from Various Ailments with the help of the Purest Herbal Supplements, Diet, and Lifestyle, according to the Principles of Ayurveda. For More Details, visit. Read More

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