Butterfly Pea Flowers [Clitoria ternatea] provide gorgeous natural color, as well as many benefits for the mind and body. Add some natural Botanical Blue to your routine & brighten things up as we explore these amazing flowers & their benefits, & their uses.
They also contain catechins, which are said to be instrumental in burning belly fat, aiding weight loss as well as helping to control blood sugar. Drinking butterfly-pea flower tea is purported to rev up your metabolism, making the body burn more calories.
This makes the herb VERY popular for cocktails! As anyone who knows me would expect, I have had quite a lot of fun playing with their effects & use them frequently in the drinks I craft.
Want to play with them yourself? We also offer individual herbs, including butterfly pea flowers, for sale bulk here in store & online.
Organic Butterfly Pea Flowers, Hand Foraged
$3.95 - $12.95
Wild harvested & carefully dried to preserve the whole flower heads. Our butterfly pea flowers are collected by hand in Thailand by Supanij Farm. 100% organic & wildcrafted. Dried flowers can be used in tea, cordials, tinctures, & syrups, as well as in cooking & beauty products. Delightfully pH sensitive, on their own they provide a deep indigo blue color, add an acid [like lemon juice] & watch it turn a vibrant purple-fuchsia! Flavor is an earthy floral-green note.
Sold by volume in 1 oz [about 5g] & 2 oz [10g] bags or 4 oz bail-jars that contain 3 ounces by volume [15g] of dried herbs.
More than just the sheer strangeness of the colors, remember you are getting the herbal benefits of the butterfly pea flowers. This Herbal Ally provides so many benefits for mind & body. It is definitely worth adding to your own tea selection or Herbal Apothecary.
I hope you enjoyed this look at these amazing flowers. Let me know how you like to use Butterfly Flowers & what color combo you create! Until next time--Stay safe & #StopAndEatTheFlowers
ABOUT: Tulsi [Ocimum tenuiflorum] is an aromatic member of the Lamiaceae or mint plant family, easily recognizable by its square ‘hairy’ stems & distinctive fragrance. Also known as Holy Basil & the Queen Of Herbs, tulsi is cultivated around the world for religious & medicinal purposes. It has been used for centuries in Chinese & Ayurvedic healing, as well as in religious ceremonies.
Indeed, recent medical studies have shown Tulsi to actually lower cortisol levels [“The beneficial metabolic effects of tulsi are multiple and include lowering cortisol levels” Gholap S, Kar A.Pharmazie. 2004;59:876–8] in the body, so it is not just promoting feelings of wellbeing, but actually increasing our resilience to stress & our ability to handle it. [hence my vote for the official herb of the pandemic]
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In addition to being used as tea, tulsi is also steam-distilled to create essential oil & hydrosols. These can be applied to the skin or diffused in the home to help promote harmony. I enjoy bringing large ‘bouquets’ of cut stems & flowers inside to help fragrance our home too. This has the added benefit of ensuring I easily have fresh leaves at hand to muddle into drinks too.
Well, that is about it for this week! I think you can see why I believe Tulsi to be such an important herb, & one that everyone should consider including in their lives!
Hopefully, I have piqued your curiosity about this amazing herb. As you sit down this Winter to plan your garden beds for next spring, give some though to adding her to your mix! I believe you will really enjoy it & all its benefits! Take care & STAY SAFE! #StopAndEat TheFlowers
grab one of our Cara Cara Orange, Meyer Lemon, & 'i Tres Grandi' (The Big Three) extracts!
Each one provides the bright lift your baking needs.
Meyer Lemons, for the uninitiated, are a hybrid of citrons & mandarin oranges, providing a sweeter, intense citrus note. Delicious anywhere you would use classic lemon to flavor.
Mournful puppy-eyes aside, Dugan did his duty & jumped right in to the tub for bath-time.
Here he is giving the Small-Sized chunk a test run. We have cut these soaps into easy-to-hold chunks instead of bars to make them easier to hold onto & lather into your pets fur. MUCH easier to handle than a plastic bottle of shampoo & no cap to remove makes Bath-Time easier for both of you.
Just putting labels & tags on our BRAND NEW baking extracts-- Bright Lemon & Pure Almond in the house! I am so pleased to have these available now online & in store! New changes to shipping laws are now allowing us to ship our delicious baking extracts to our customers!
Our baking collection now includes assorted vanillas, star anise, Malabar cardamom, Sri Lankan clove, cinnamon bark, & Indonesian nutmeg. Kick your baking up a notch--
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