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The butterfly pea flower has long been considered a traditional Ayurvedic medicinal plant. The petals, leaves, seeds and roots of this impressive plant are grounded into a fine powder or extracted to be used in memory enhancing, anti-anxiety and anti depressant medicines. The flower itself is known to have a high concentration of anthocyanins, an impressive and powerful antioxidant.
WHAT ARE ANTHOCYANINS?
Anthocyanins are a type of flavonoid, a family of antioxidants that fight the effects of ageing and oxidative stress. Anthocyanins are so powerful that tests have shown that they contain twice the antioxidant power of vitamin C!
Found naturally in a number of foods, anthocyanins are the pigments that give the red, purple, and blue plants their rich colouring such as berries (all types!), eggplant, red or purple grapes, purple sweet potato, purple & black carrots, blue corn, red onions, plums and pomegranate to name a few!
WHAT MAKES BUTTERFLY PEA FLOWER GOOD FOR ME?
Anthocyanins are highly water soluble meaning that consuming the butterfly pea flower as a drink or tea has the added benefit of extracting the most amount of anthocyanins, promoting a number of positive biological activities in your body.