We’ve seen it all over Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and sometimes even in cafes recently! These magical colored smoothie bowls, drinks and desserts that look so delicious… so what is it?? 🧐
Apart from being a natural colouring, there’s been some studies done on the plant and the effects are truly amazing. 🦋
Some even say that it improves memory as well as lift your mood. ✨
A team of researchers in India found that butterfly pea increases the levels of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is important for communication in your brain. And it’s one of the brain chemicals that decreases the most as you age. The less of it you have, the slower the messages will travel in your brain. They might even break down and stop traveling altogether. Low acetylcholine levels can cause loss of memory and coordination as you get older. Butterfly pea improves your thinking and balance naturally because it reverses this process.
A few benefits known from Butterfly Pea Powder🦋🦋🦋 💜 Eyes
The presence of the anti-oxidant, proanthocyanidin, helps to improve sight by increasing blood flow in the capillaries of the eyes which also allows the eyes to adjust to changes in light and improves vision.
The blue butterfly vine flower, rich in bioflavinoids, has been used traditionally to promote hair growth, thicken the hair and reduce greying of the hair.
Butterfly Pea Flowers are rich in antioxidants. No surprise there since most brightly colored fruits and vegetables are. Antioxidants reduce free radical damage to your cells. Less damage to cells reduces the risk for cancers of all types. High antioxidant levels reduce the aging of skin and hair. 💜Stress
A known Anxiolyhic – reduces stress and anxiety – calming effect. Relaxes smooth vascular muscle aiding blood flow. 💜Pain relief
Helps aid with minor headaches and body pains.
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