Health Benefits of Aparajita (Clitoria Ternatea)

Aparajita (Clitori aternatea) is also known as Blue butterfly pea flower and in India it is called sangu poo and consists of many medicinal properties. This flower is basically blue in color growing in the creeper and is used during poojas.  This beautiful plant consists of many curative properties and is especially effective in reducing stress and increasing memory. Many studies have shown this plant is amazing for many health problems and all parts including seeds, roots, flowers as well as leaves are packed with medicinal properties. So, in this article we are going to discuss the health benefits of taking Aparajita.



Aparajita is consumed as tea which is commonly called blue tea due to its prominent color. Other than India it is also found in countries like Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and Sri lanka. This herbal blue tea has been used for centuries and is also included in the cooking. Along with that it consists of wide ranges of nutritional benefits and is said to be the full package of antioxidants. It also contains EGCG, anti-inflammatory as well as immune boosting property. Here are some of the surprising health benefits of consuming Aparajita

Weight Loss

The tea made from Aparajita is caffeine free and zero in fats, carbs as well as cholesterol. So, it makes a perfect weight loss diet and one of the best options for purifying the gut which removes all the accumulated waste products or impurities.  It is very effective in regulating the and also reducing the junk food cravings. There are remarkable changes seen in the body of people who started drinking blue tea as they were able to maintain optimal weight.

Improving Digestion

As it is packed with antioxidants making it one of the best beverages which helps in detoxifying the body especially in the summer season. Due to its antioxidant it is effective in protecting the body from harmful free radicals that can kill the healthy cells present in the human body.  It is seen that drinking blue tea twice daily can help in flushing out the toxins and also improving the digestion.

Uplifting Mood

As this blue butterfly flower tea is packed with an earthy flavour making it good for enhancing the mood. It is proven that blue tea has a stress-busting effect which effectively reduces the signs for people who suffer from anxiety. It is also useful in increasing the levels of energy as well as stamina, refreshing the brain and also influencing the emotions that are positive. Being a great stress-buster it is effective in alleviating the symptoms related to depression as well as anxiety.

Stimulating the Hair Growth

Blue tea has also proven best for hair as it is packed with anthocyanin compounds. This component is best known for increasing the circulation of blood especially in the head. This in turn helps in maintaining the health of the scalp as well as providing the hair follicles its strength.

Enhancing the Health of Skin

The blue tea is packed with flavonoids which helps in stimulating the production of collagen, Then naturally it helps in maintaining and developing the elasticity of skin. Regularly drinking a cup of blue tea can help in eliminating the food that is undigested and clearing the kidney, stomach and liver as well. This effectively cleanses the overall body and naturally helps the skin become bright as well as healthy.

Maintaining Cardiac Health

This herb is packed with the fortifying bioflavonoid compound which is well known for protecting the heart. Along with that it has an antihyperlipidemic property which is very effective in reducing the levels of cholesterol in the bloodstream. Drinking blue tea very effectively decreases the bad LDL cholesterol and also the levels of bad triglycerides.  And, in turn it helps in increasing the amount of good HDL cholesterol in the body. It is one of the best options for reducing the risk of developing cardiac problems like heart attack, high blood pressure or atherosclerosis.


The Aparajita is packed with anti asthamtic property and it is very good to drink decoction of the whole plant. It can effectively treat all kinds of respiratory problems like phlegm, fever, cough or cold. Along with that it is one of the best option for people who are suffering from asthma as it consist of bronchodilating property.

Maintaining Eyesight

This herb is rich in proanthocyanidin which is very helpful in improving eyesight.

One of the other properties is that it is the storage house of analgesic as well as inflammatory properties. It is perfect for treating symptoms like redness, discomfort or swelling which is commonly seen during eye infection. It is very helpful in increasing the circulation of blood and providing nutrition to the capillaries present in the optic tissue as well as cells.  It is very effective in improving the hazy vision and also treating glaucoma as well.

Healing Ulcers

The Aparajita is packed with the soothing effect which helps in calming down the system and also ulcer. The extract of the whole plant is used for reducing ulcers especially if present in the stomach. One of the other main reasons and it being perfect for stomach ulcers is the presence of flavonoids. It is important to consume this blue tea without adding lemon.

How to Prepare Blue Tea

It is very simple to make one cup of blue tea and for that you need the petals of Aparajita. Take two cups of water and add dried lemongrass as well as the petals into it. Then boil the water for almost 10 minutes. Then add some honey into it and drink it warm before going to bed as it will help in promoting good sleep as well.



This article describes everything about this wonderful herbal medicine called Aparajita. This herbal medicine is effective in healing all kinds of wounds as well and it also consists of antibacterial as well as antifungal properties so it can also be applied externally. One cup of tea made from this wonderful herb is enough to make your health better.

Author Bio –  Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurvedic Medicine) is an Expert Ayurveda Consultant in Chandigarh (India). He has vast experience of herbs and their applied uses. He has successfully treated numerous patients suffering from various ailments, throughout the world. He is CEO and Founder of Krishna Herbal Company and Planet Ayurveda in Chandigarh, India. He researched age old formulas from ancient Ayurvedic text books to restore health and save human beings from the worst side-effects of chemical-based treatments.

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