This beautiful flower is found throughout South East Asia and has many medicinal properties. The stunning colour can be attributed the the high level of anthocyanins (powerful antioxidants also found in blueberries).
Butterfly pea tea has been proven to have anti glycation properties. Glycation is damage caused to protein because of sugar molecules and it is one of the main causes of skin aging. Butterfly pea tea prevents this damage and helps prevent premature aging of our skin. It has been shown to have anti inflammatory, analgesic properties and a good overall tonic as it improves vitality.
The flowers are also used a natural food dye and can be used in many dishes (smoothies, rice, desserts and the list goes on.
Try it hot or cold, it doesn't have a strong "herb' flavour so you can add lemon or honey to your taste. Watch the colours change to a beautiful magenta as you add the lemon.
We are now stocking Butterfly Pea Tea at our clinic. Come in and try some:)