Clitoria is a genus of flowering plants that are insect pollinated. These plants are native to tropical and temperate areas of the Old and New World including southeast Asia, where the flowers are often used as a food dye.
In animal tests the methanolic extract of Clitoria ternatea (Butterfly pea) roots demonstrated nootropic, anxiolytic, antidepressant, anticonvulsant and antistress activity. The active constituent(s) include Tannins, resins, Starch, Taraxerol & Taraxerone. Clitoria ternatea root extracts are capable of curing whooping cough if taken orally. The extract from the white-flowered plant can cure goiter. Its roots are used in the ayurveda system of Indian medicine.
Valor nutricional de los follajes de Musa paradisiaca y Clitoria ternatea como diluyentes de raciones para pollos de engorde.
Jan 01, 2003; RESUMEN Frente a la necesidad de disminuir costos de alimentación en la producción de pollos de engorde, se comparó la...
Rapid plant regeneration through in vitro axillary shoot proliferation of butterfly pea (Clitoria ternatea L.)-a twinning legume
Mar 01, 2007; Received: 20 February 2006 / Accepted: 7 August 2006 / Published online: 25 April 2007 / Editor: A. Mentaberry © The Society for...