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Beneficial health effects of butterfly pea (Clitoria ternatea): A literature review

Abstract

The butterfly pea, a plant belonging to the Fabaceae family, is found extensively globally, particularly in tropical and subtropical regions. Locals often utilize butterfly pea (Clitoria ternatea) as a medicinal resource due to its flavonoid compounds, predominantly present in its roots, leaves, and flowers. Flavonoids, which are phenolic compounds, possess antioxidant properties that safeguard against cell damage caused by free radicals. This review of the literature aims to explore the various health benefits associated with the butterfly pea. The approach conducted in writing this article involves sourcing information from diverse journal articles available online, including Google Scholar, PubMed, and ScienceDirect. Based on the review, butterfly pea flowers are recognized for their advantageous qualities, including antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, antihyperlipidemic, hypoallergenic, antitussive, anti-aging, and antidepressant properties.

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Santosa, D. F. . (2023). Beneficial health effects of butterfly pea (Clitoria ternatea): A literature review. Indonesia Journal of Biomedical Science, 17(2), 244–247. https://doi.org/10.15562/ijbs.v17i2.486

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