Clitoria Ternatea Vine, 15 Seeds Butterfly Pea, Asian Pigeonwing

Clitoria Ternatea
Also known as: Butterfly Pea, Asian Pigeonwings

Here is a perennial, herbaceous vine, native to tropical Asia and Africa. It belongs to the pea or legume family (Fabaceae) and is a medicinal herb treasure chest. Royal blue flowers occur on a tender vine and are Clitoris-like in shape, hence name of the plant. It can grow fast up to 15 feet, with fine pinnate foliage. It is an easy plant to care for, not invasive, controllable, and not messy. An excellent choice for hanging baskets. It prefers partial shade and quite tolerant of drought. Said to bloom within 1-2 months from seed. 
Blooms year-round in warmer regions. Hardy to 30 degrees F. For all practical purposes, protect from frost. May be grown as an annual in the temperate north.

Flowers contain the powerful natural antioxidant blue proanthocyanidin and not only are they eaten as a vegetable, but they are used for food coloring and making blue herbal tea as a wellness drink. It is a high-quality, protein-rich legume, a "tropical alfalfa" often referred to as a protein bank that can be grown at low cost. Livestock tend to prefer it over other legumes and grasses and it is therefore much valued as a pasture legume. It is also used for cut-and-carry feeding systems and cut for hay and silage. It's nitrogen-fixing and is used as a ley legume or as green manure. It is a valuable cover crop in rubber and coconut plantations. 
All parts of this vine, meaning roots, seeds, flowers and leaves have been used over centuries, with excellent results, in traditional Indian medicine as a memory enhancer, nootropic, antistress, anxiolytic, antidepressant, anticonvulsant, tranquilizing and sedative agent (local anesthetics). It contains peptides called cliotides that have potent anti-microbial properties against Escherichia coli. Its extracts possess a wide range of pharmacological activities including antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, diuretic, antidiabetic, insecticidal, blood platelet aggregation-inhibiting and for its vascular smooth muscle relaxing properties. 
Warning: Don't medicate Yourself without asking an expert! 

This offer is for 15 seeds.

Clitoria Ternatea Vine, 15 Seeds Butterfly Pea, Asian Pigeonwing
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