April 5, 2018
Exotic floral tea is not for daily consumption
Butterfly pea has gotten very popular recently. Drinks made with butterfly pea become blue and when acidic ingredients are added, they become a transparent purple A lot of people will buy it from Thailand but is it suitable for everyone to have? Butterfly pea are small blue flowers and traditionally believed to have effects of beautifying, detoxification, and deworming in South East Asia. Also due to the anthocyanin content, it is believed to be an antioxidant and can improve eye sight. From Chinese medicine perspective, it is not an herb but studies suggest it can clear heat, promote blood circulation so it is not suitable for those with asthenic and weak spleen and stomach, and not suitable for pregnant or menstruating ladies. People should also not drink it daily.
Butterfly- contains anthocyanin, can open up channels and serve as an anticoagulant. It is not suitable for ladies who are pregnant or menstruating, or those with cold stomach. Chinese medicine does not prescribe butterfly pea as a medicine as it is not considered a Chinese herb.