January 2, 2023
The Butterfly Pea flower (Clitoria ternatea) is a favorite for many home gardeners. Bet you’ve seen this flower in famous Tiktok recipes! It is most commonly used as a colorant for many refreshing tea drinks and beverages.
Aside from its culinary uses as a dye for tea and food, the Butterfly Pea flower also has medicinal and agricultural uses. In India and the Philippines, it’s seeds are used as poultices to apply on ailing joints. As an agricultural plant, the leaves are used as feed for sheep and goats. It will be great to have this in your garden as this plant is a nitrogen-fixing plant - this means that more nitrogen will be available for your garden plants!