Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Tea for Low Carb {VLOG}

Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Tea for Low Carb {VLOG}

In today’s NJroute22.com VLOG – we’re going to talk about a little known drink called Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Tea.

It might be a good drink to try if you’re low carb, keto, or carnivore. Perhaps it’s also a good remedy for the current “virus” crisis.

You can get Butterfly Pea Flower Tea here. It took quite a while to get (it comes via snail mail from Thailand) – but it lasts a VERY long time. We’re still on our first bag after several months – and have two more left.

“Color-changing Tea”

One of the cool things about this tea is its color. And how it changes.

For one – it’s a rich blue color when brewed on its own.

Then, it “magically” changes color when you add citrus juice such as lemon. It turns purple! Even if you don’t want to use it for its purported health benefits – it’s a fun mixer for drinks and a great science experiment for kids.

Blue Butterfly Pea Tea Nutrients:

Blue butterfly pea flowers are rich in calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron, manganese, and sodium. You can say this tea has decent vitamins and minerals. It is is also full of antioxidants.

Blue Butterfly Pea Tea Health Benefits:

1. Antioxidant Properties:

One of the major benefits of consuming butterfly pea tea is its antioxidant properties. Consuming antioxidant-rich foods is vital for health, they fight off free radicals which are the primary reason for premature ageing of the body. You can find the link to the study here.

2. Anti Glycation Properties:

Butterfly pea tea has been proven to have anti-glycation properties. Glycation is damage caused to protein because of sugar molecules and it is one of the main causes of skin aging. Butterfly pea tea prevents this damage and helps prevent premature aging of our skin. You can find the link to that study here.

3. Anti Inflammatory Properties:

Butterfly pea tea has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties. If you are suffering from any inflammations, try consuming a cup of warm butterfly pea tea, it will bring down both the pain and inflammation.

4. Prevents Fatigue:

Butterfly pea tea is very good for people suffering from chronic fatigue as it improves vitality. Since it is rich in vitamins and minerals, it improves immunity and treats chronic fatigue greatly.

5. Analgesic Properties:

This tea has been proven to have analgesic properties (pain-relieving properties). You can read the study proving its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties here.

6. Anti-diabetic Properties:

This tea is amazing for diabetic patients as it helps regulate blood sugar levels. A cup of blue butterfly tea taken in between meals will help regulate blood sugar levels and will keep your blood sugar levels steady till the next meal.

7. For Reducing Stress & Anxiety:

Butterfly pea has been used for reducing stress and anxiety from ancient times. If you are stressed or anxious and finding it difficult to sleep, try consuming blue butterfly tea regularly for a few days. It will help you relax and get a good night’s rest. It also helps improve brain function and memory. Read the study that supports this claim here.

8. Anti-asthmatic Properties:

Butterfly pea tea has anti-asthmatic properties. The whole plant decoction is usually given for treating all respiratory problems like cold, cough, fever, and phlegm. It has amazing broncho-dilating properties so if you are suffering from asthma consider taking this tea.

9. For Hair & Skin:

Any ingredient that is rich in antioxidants is amazing for hair and skin. Since this tea is also rich in many vitamins and minerals it even more effective for preventing premature aging of the skin and hair. You can also use the tea for external applications too. Mix it while making homemade face packs to get a glowing skin.

10. Anti-ulcer Properties:

This tea has a soothing effect on our stomach and helps treat stomach ulcers. The whole plant extract has been used for treating ulcers traditionally but the tea made with the flowers also has anti-ulcer properties. This is due to the presence of flavonoids in the flowers. If you are suffering from stomach ulcers, you might consider taking this tea without adding any lemon juice.

But are the claims true?

Honestly, we do not know.

We don’t really have any issues that need remedy – so it’s hard to say. But it’s nice to know there are some “studies” that have very good things to say about it.

And frankly – the tea on its own doesn’t really have much taste at all. It’s just a fun drink to make with the idea that it “might” help us.

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NJroute22 (site admin) is an avid traveler along NJ Route 22 (and almost all of central New Jersey!) Family man, pet lover, and property owner who has a natural curiosity for everything around.

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