Aprajita अपराजिता – Clitoria ternatea
अपराजिता Clitoria ternatea, commonly known as, blue pea or butterfly pea is a plant species belonging to the legume/bean family.
In India, it is a type of holy flower, used in daily puja rituals. The flowers of this vine have the shape of human female genitals, thus named clitoria from the word “clitoris”. As the name suggests अपराजिता (meaning, Undefeated), according to Vastu shastra. –
planting this vine in your home will purify the energies and will always protect you from various types of defeats in your day to day life.
In traditional Ayurvedic medicine, it used for various purposes namely, memory enhancing, antistress, antidepressant, tranquilizing, and sedative properties.
According to traditional Chinese medicine, the plant affects the female libido positively due to its similar appearance.
The flower also works as a natural dye for fibers and natural food colouring.
Name of the vine in various languages –
- Hindi – अपराजिता, कोयल, कालीजार
- English – Butterfly pea), Blue pea, Pigeon wings
- Sanskrit – गोकर्णी, गिरिकर्णी, योनिपुष्पा, विष्णुक्रान्ता, अपराजिता
- Oriya – Oporajita
- Urdu – Mazeriyunihindi
- Kannada – Sankhapushpaballi, Girikarnika, Girikarniballi
- Konkani – Cazuli
- Gujarati – Garani, Koyala
- Tamil – Kakkanam, Taruganni
- Telugu – Dintena, Nallavusinitige
- Punjabi – Dhanantar
Aprajita flower easily grows in households and is readily available at various stores. There are a huge number of benefits that this plant provides us, ranging from health to spiritual.
Amazing Health Benefits of Aprajita flower – Butterfly Pea
- Cure Migraines – Consuming the seed and root of Aprajita flower in equal quantities with water can help cure migraine.
- Helps to improve eyesight and cure eye diseases- Consumption of Blue tea*, Aprajita flower tea, cures eye diseases and improves the eyesight. Steps for preparing blue tea-
- Take few Aprajita flowers and remove its green part.
- Boil these flower petals in water for a few minutes.
- Add a few dops of lemon, strain and enjoy the blue tea. Healing with taste😁.
- Helps in Ear pain – The paste of Aprajita flower petal juice can help cure ear pain.
- Steps for preparing the paste:
- Take a few Aprajita petals, extract it’s juice and let the juice dry out.
- Heat the juice and apply the ready paste around the ear, this will help to cure the pain.
- Cures Tooth Ache– The paste of the root of the plant with black pepper can help cure tooth ache. Steps to prepare the paste:
- Take the root of this plant and prepare its paste.
- Add some black pepper to the paste and keep it In your mouth. This has shown extremely positive results in severe tooth ache.
- Cures indigestion and acidity- Consuming powder of Aprajita’s root, mixed with either cow milk or cow’s clarified butter benefits in indigestion and acidity problems.
- Helps getting relief from Arthritis- Using the grinded leaves over the joints helps relief from Arthritis. Also, consuming 1-2 grams of the powdered plant root with either water or milk 2-3 times a day helps to relief from Arthritis.
- Stimulates hair growth and Reduces hair fall- Consumption of blue tea* on a daily basis can booth hair growth along with stopping the hair fall.
- Provides Glowing skin- Drinking a cup of warm blue tea* regularly eliminates undigested food particles from the system, proving us with healthy and glowing skin.
- Helps uplifting the mood – Consuming blue tea* busts the stress that may also help reduce symptoms of anxiety along with uplifting ones mood and metal state.
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