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Pea Tea Thai
'Anchan' wild blue herbal flower tea (Proanthocyanidins)
Butterfly Pea is an ancient Thai herbal plant. Its flower has three different colors white, blue, and purple. Not only beautiful, Butterfly Pea first gained its reputation as a powerful hair strengthener in the traditional Thai medicine. leaves, flowers, seeds, and roots are all used as medicinal herbs. According to Thai culture & folklore, butterfly pea flowers are squeezed to make Anchan tea, and as a coloring forThai desserts in blue and purple colors. It also provides anthocyanin to improve eyesight, treat opthalmitis and eye infections, nourish hair, provide antioxidants and boost body immunity. Many health & beauty products are derived from this flower because of the positive effects of the flavanoid, Quercetin has on skin & hair. The hot or cold tea is extremely thirst quenching and relaxing.
images of the freshly picked flowers
Anthocyanins are highly concentrated
in the deep blue pigments of wild Butterfly Pea, which contain higher levels
of anthocyanins than many other foods. They belong to a group of natural compounds,
called flavonoids, found in the skins of many plants that have high antioxidant
capacity and other bioactivity.
Researchers focused on the relationship between anthocyanin consumption and type 2 diabetes by examining data from over 200,000 men and women participating in long-term health studies.
In the study, they found that higher consumption of anthocyanins was associated with lower risk of type 2 diabetes, possibly due to their high content of anthocyanins, said Walter Willett, MD, DrPH, Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health and the studys lead author.
acid (mg) | Reduced glutathione (n moles/g)| Total carotenoids (mg)
Blue flower 5.94 25.68 26.58
Proanthocyanidin with its high content of the flavonol quercetin improves eyesight, treat opthalmitis & eye infections, nourishes hair & skin, provides antioxidants and boosts body immunity. Clinical research in butterfly pea indicates that it has potential health effects against eye degeneration caused by diabetes, glaucoma, cataract and other eye related problems. It is said that the butterfly pea flower is one of the most valuable natural herbal plants in Thailand.
Benefits: Natural anti-oxidant, improves blood circulation. helps prevent hair loss and graying hair. Cleanses blood, & improves night vision, revitalizes skin & hair
Siam Natural Fresh Sun-Dried wild Butterfly Pea Clitoria ternatea (Thai Anchan) Herbal Tea $14.95 (1) ounce zip lock package + $5.00 shipping
Fresh Sun-Dried wild Butterfly Pea Clitoria
ternatea (Thai Anchan) organic Herbal
$39.95 (3) ounce package + $6.00 shipping
Anthocyanins and anti-diabetic properties
The consumption of a diet low in fat and rich in antioxidants may reduce the risk of obesity and insulin resistance. [26-28] A number of recent reports indicate that consumption of fruits and vegetables, especially rich in polyphenols, decrease the incidence of type-2 diabetes, a condition associated with insulin resistance.[29-31] Insulin resistance is a disorder in which insulin inadequately stimulates glucose transport in skeletal muscle and fat and inadequately suppresses hepatic glucose production. The mechanisms that prevent the ß-cell of the pancreas from secreting sufficient amounts of insulin to overcome peripheral insulin resistance are not yet fully understood. Oral hypoglycemic agents that directly stimulate insulin release from ß- cells (e.g., sulfonylurea-based drugs), however, can elevate insulin secretion from islets of type-2 diabetic patients sufficiently to overcome peripheral insulin resistance and normalize blood glucose levels. One of the disadvantages of using sulfonylurea-based drugs is that they fail to control normal blood glucose levels These drugs also adversely affect the ability of ß-cells to secrete consistent insulin level and cause weight gain. Hence, it would be beneficial if dietary constituents could regulate blood glucose levels or induce insulin production by pancreatic ß-cells in the type-2 diabetic condition. However, there is little clinical evidence that food factors can do this.
It is well known that
dietary antioxidants, including anthocyanins, protect pancreatic ß-cells
from glucoseinduced oxidative stress. Recently Jayaprakasam et al.
 demonstrated glucose-induced insulin release from pancreatic ß-cells
by anthocyanins and anthocyanidins.
Butterfly Pea Clitoria
ternatea pure extract in cold pressed
Jasmine Rice Bran oil
$39.95 100ml bottle + $5.00 shipping
|Anthocyanins are the largest group of water-soluble pigments in the plant kingdom, known collectively as flavonoids. More than 8000 flavonoids, and 500 anthocyanin structures had been reported by the year 2000 and more are continually being isolated. Anthocyanins are believed to display an array of beneficial actions on human health and well-being. Due to our increasing understanding and awareness of the potential beneficial human health effects, research on anthocyanins has recently intensified. During the past two decades an increasing number of studies have investigated the diverse protective effects elicited by polyphenolics present in various fruits and vegetables. These effects include antioxidant, anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, antiproliferative, anti-mutagenic, anti-microbial, anti-carcinogenic, protection from cardiovascular damage and allergy, microcirculation improvement, peripheral capillary fragility prevention, diabetes prevention, and vision improvement.|
Siam Natural Super concentrated Blue Proanthocyanidin 100% pure Butterfly Pea flower Clitoria ternatea powder extract (100) ea. in 400mg Veggie caps
$24.95 + $6.00 shipping
phenolic extract content 230.3 - 460.0mg gallic acid equivalent/g dried
extract. Total flavonoids content range of 50.3-114.8 mg (quercetin) equivalent/g
dried extract. Ascorbic acid (5.94mg)
Reduced glutathione 25.68 (n moles/g)
Total carotenoids (26.58 mg)
100% pure powder extract
Take 2 capsules twice daily with meals as a natural antioxidant health
supplement & holistic treatment for Diabetes II.
Improves eyesight, helps prevent loss & graying hair, stimulates new growth, increases blood circulation, helps heal spider veins
Anthocyanins and anthocyanin-rich
extracts: role in diabetes and eye function
Dilip Ghosh, PhD and Tetsuya Konishi, PhD Health and Food Group ,
The Horticulture and Food Research Institute of New Zealand Ltd., Auckland, New
Zealand, Department of Functional Food Sciences, Pharmacology and Applied Life Science,
Nigata University of Pharmacy & Applied Life Sciences (NUPALS), Japan
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S, Cristol JP,
Linck N, Azay J, Teissedre PL, Cros G. Extracts enriched
in different polyphenolic families normalize increased
cardiac NADPH oxidase expression while having differential
effects on insulin resistance, hypertension, and cardiac
hypertrophy in high-fructose-fed rats. J Agric Food
Chem 2005; 53:151-7.
11. Jayaprakasam B, Vareed SK, Olson LK, Nair MG Insulin
secretion by bioactive anthocyanins and anthocyanidins
present in fruits. J Agric Food Chem 2005; 53: 28-31.
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N, Sugano M. Sesamin, a sesame lignan, decreases fatty
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