Clitoria ternatea or Aparajita is very useful medicinal herb for brain. It's belong to Fabaceae family. The flowers of this vine have the shape of human female genitals, hence the Latin name of the genus "Clitoria", from "clitoris". Aparajita is an ancient Indian medicinal herb. This medicinal herb has analgesic, anti-inflammatory and memory improving properties.
According to Ayurveda, Aparajita is considered as ‘Medhya drug’ or one that improves mental abilities, intellect and works on nervous system. It is also nootropic, antistress, anxiolytic, antidepressant, anticonvulsant, tranquilizing and sedative agent.
This plant is native to tropical equatorial Asia, but has been introduced to Africa, Australia and America. Almost throughout India, wild or cultivated.
In South India Aparajita tree is used as Shankhapushpi. Its use improves learning and memory.
Chemical analysis of butterfly pea (C. ternatea) has revealed that it contains anthocyanins, flavonoid glycosides, a variety of triterpenoids, and plant-based steroids. Scientists have also isolated a form of peptides called cliotides from the portion of C. ternatea extract that is heat-stable.
Almost throughout India, wild or cultivated. Western - north India (Marwad), Egypt, Syria. Mesopotamia, Iraq. Persia, Arabia, Afghanistan etc. Dates and dhamasa grow in sandy regions.
Sariva is a tridosha shamaka which means it brings all three doshas into equilibrium. Since it is sweet in taste and has an oily quality, it pacifies Vata dosha as well. Due to its cold potency, it pacifies Pitta dosha. Due to its bitter taste, it pacifies Kapha dosha.
Though no side effects have come to the fore, yet it is recommended not to prolong the consumption of blue butterfly pea. If you are pregnant or are breastfeeding, it is advised to take your doctor’s opinion before you include blue butterfly pea tea in your diet.