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    Blue Butterfly Pea Tea: A Natural Remedy for Inflammation, Heart Health, and More

    by Kimberley Wright May 30, 2024 4 min read

    Blue Butterfly Pea Tea: A Natural Remedy for Inflammation, Heart Health, and More

    Discover the Power of Blue Butterfly Pea Tea: A Natural Remedy for Inflammation, Heart Health, and More

    In the world of herbal teas, Blue Butterfly Pea Tea is a standout.

    With its vibrant blue hue and myriad health benefits, this unique tea is rapidly gaining popularity among wellness enthusiasts across Australia & the globe.

    Derived from the petals of the Clitoria ternatea plant, Blue Butterfly Pea Tea is not only a feast for the eyes but also a powerhouse of natural remedies. From reducing inflammation to supporting heart health and enhancing brain function, this tea has so much to offer - it's a truly versatile multi-tasker!

    The Origins and Unique Characteristics of Blue Butterfly Pea Tea:

    Blue Butterfly Pea Tea originates from Southeast Asia, where it's been used for centuries in traditional medicine. The tea is made by steeping the dried petals of the Clitoria ternatea flower in hot water, resulting in a brilliant blue cuppa. This striking color is due to the presence of anthocyanins, powerful antioxidants that contribute to the tea's health benefits.

    When mixed with acidic ingredients like lemon juice, the tea transforms to a vibrant purple hue, making it not only healthy,  but also a visually appealing. This color-changing property adds an element of fun and creativity, whether you're enjoying it hot, iced, or in a mocktail or cocktail.

    Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Blue Butterfly Pea Tea:

    One of the most significant benefits of Blue Butterfly Pea Tea is its anti-inflammatory properties. Chronic inflammation is a root cause of many health issues, including arthritis, cardiovascular diseases, and certain cancers. The anthocyanins in Blue Butterfly Pea Tea help combat inflammation by neutralizing free radicals in the body.

    Research has shown that these antioxidants reduce the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines, thereby alleviating inflammation and its related symptoms.

    For those suffering from inflammatory conditions (think arthritis, endometriosis, IBD, diabetes or Asthma amongst many others), incorporating 2-3 cups of Blue Butterfly Pea Tea into your day can offer natural relief, with an impact on overall well-being.

    Skin Supporting Benefits of Blue Butterfly Pea Tea:

    As if that's not enough reason to fall in love with Blue Butterfly Pea Tea, it's also Ah-ma-zing for skin health. The high concentration of antioxidants helps protect the skin from oxidative stress and damage caused by environmental factors (such as pollution and UV radiation) - which is crucial in maintaining youthful, radiant skin.

    Additionally, the tea promotes collagen & elastin production, which is essential for skin elasticity and firmness. By boosting collagen levels, Blue Butterfly Pea Tea helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, giving your skin a smoother, more youthful look.

    Furthermore, the anti-glycation properties of Blue Butterfly Pea Tea prevent the breakdown of skin proteins, which is a major factor in skin aging. Regular consumption can help maintain a healthy, bright & glowing complexion, and delay the visible signs of aging.

    Blue Butterfly Pea Supports Cardiovascular Health:

    Cardiovascular health is another area where Blue Butterfly Pea Tea shines.

    Cardiovascular diseases are among the leading causes of death worldwide, and maintaining a healthy heart is crucial for longevity and to maintain quality of life.

    The potent antioxidants in Blue Butterfly Pea Tea help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels and increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels, reducing the risk of atherosclerosis and other heart-related conditions.

    Blue Butterfly Pea Tea has also been found to improve blood circulation and lower blood pressure, further supporting cardiovascular health. By promoting the relaxation of blood vessels, the tea helps ensure a smooth and efficient blood flow, which is vital for heart function and overall health.

    Memory and Brain Fog Reduction thanks to Blue Butterfly Pea Tea:

    In today’s fast-paced world, maintaining mental clarity and cognitive function are more important than ever. Blue Butterfly Pea Tea has been used in traditional medicine as a brain tonic to enhance cognitive abilities and improve memory.

    How does a simple tea do this? Blue Butterfly Pea tea contains proanthocyanidins-  compounds that increase blood flow to the brain (enhancing its function).

    Studies suggest that Blue Butterfly Pea Tea can help reduce brain fog and improve memory retention by protecting neurons from oxidative stress and inflammation. This neuroprotective effect is particularly beneficial for us as we age, even for those already experiencing cognitive decline.

    Additionally, the tea's calming properties can help alleviate anxiety and stress, which are often contributors to brain fog and mental fatigue. By incorporating Blue Butterfly Pea Tea into your daily routine, you can enjoy improved mental clarity and overall brain health.

    How to Enjoy Blue Butterfly Pea Tea:

    Incorporating Blue Butterfly Pea Tea into your day is simple (and delicious!). Here are our favourite ways to enjoy Blue Butterfly Pea Tea:

    1. Traditional Brew: Steep a teaspoon of Glow Tea's Blue Butterfly Pea Tea in hot water for 5-10 minutes. Strain and enjoy it hot, or let it cool by adding Ice Cubes for a refreshing iced tea.

    2. Lemon Infusion: Add a splash of lemon juice to your brewed tea. Watch as the vibrant blue turns into a beautiful purple. This not only enhances the flavor but also boosts vitamin C intake.

    3. Herbal Blend: Mix Blue Butterfly Pea Tea with other herbal teas like lemongrass or ginger for a unique and flavorful blend that combines multiple health benefits. Our favourite mixes at the moment? Blue Butterfly Pea Tea & Glow Up in the morning, and Blue Butterfly Pea Tea & Dreamweaver in the evening.

    4. Mocktails and Smoothies: Use Blue Butterfly Pea Tea as a base for creative mocktails or smoothies. Its natural color and subtle flavor make it a perfect addition to a variety of drinks.

    5. Culinary Delights: Incorporate Blue Butterfly Pea Tea into your cooking and baking. It can be used to naturally color rice, desserts, and other dishes, adding both visual appeal and the amazing health benefits we've already touched on.

    Blue Butterfly Pea Tea is more than just a gorgeous drink -  Its array of health benefits, from anti-inflammatory properties to skin support, heart health, and cognitive enhancement, make it a valuable addition to any wellness routine!

    Incorporate 2-3 cups of this delicious tea into your day for enhanced wellbeing :)