Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Clitoria Ternatea Or Butterfly Pea

Clitoria ternatea is well known tropical perennial climber herb from family Fabaceae with slender downy stem and the plant commonly known as 'Butterfly pea', a traditional Ayurvedic medicine.

The plant can be found throughout the tropical region of India, growing wild and also in gardens, bearing white or blue flowers and it has been used for centuries as a memory enhancer, nootropic, antistress, anxiolytic, antidepressant, anticonvulsant, tranquilizing and sedative agent.

There was a report that the presence of antimicrobial and insecticidal protein finotin in the seeds of Clitoria ternatea. In a traditional Ayurvedic medicine, Clitoria ternatea, has been used for centuries for neurological disorders.

A wide range of organic compounds has been extracted and it possess a wide range of pharmacological properties. Among the 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 property.
Clitoria Ternatea Or Butterfly Pea

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