The unusual drink that helps improve memory and live longer

The unusual drink that helps improve memory and live longer
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Natural medicine experts agree that this drink is not only beautiful, but it is also capable of considerably improving the quality of your life.

It is about blue tea, made from the Clitoria ternatea flowers, or the Blue butterfly pea flower. The extract of this unusual flower is rich in antioxidants and has nootropic and adaptogenic properties. Provides strength and vitality to the body and calms the mind. It has been used for centuries in traditional Indian Ayurveda medicine as a natural antidepressant and tranquilizer.

This super drink is also used as natural anti-ageing medicine, since it is capable of increasing the levels of acetylcholine (ACh), one of the neurotransmitters most affected by ageing. This biomolecule is responsible, among other things, for memory and muscle coordination.

As for the antioxidant delphinidin, which also gives the impressive blue color to the Clitoria ternatea flowers, helps to increase collagen levels and, consequently, improve the elasticity of the skin. The plant is rich in anthocyanins – the pigments also found in red wine and blueberries – which help strengthen eyesight and hair. Blue tea also keeps the digestive, cardiovascular and nervous systems healthy.

Natural medicine expert Rachelle Robinett stated in an interview with the British media Express that blue shell is a “natural nootropic, which means that it can potentially improve cognitive function”, although he stated that more studies are still needed to test this hypothesis.

“We are only beginning to understand and test or study the active compounds in them,” Robinett stressed.

In 2015, a team of Indian researchers showed that the Clitoria ternatea contains active substances as “alkaloids and flavonoids”, among others, and its extract has properties “antibacterial, antidiabetic, antidiarrheal, fungicides, anthelmintics, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidants and antipyretic”. It is also capable of strengthening the immune system and even healing wounds.