It is a slender climbing legume with short, soft hairs on the stem. It has deep roots and ornamental flowers.
Its stalked, alternately-arranged leaves are pinnate with 5-7 elliptic or ovate leaflets, 2.5-5 cm long. Each leaflet is thinly papery or membranous, and measuring 2.5-5 cm long and 1.5-3.5 cm wide.
Its solitary flowers bloom in colors ranging from white to pink, to light or dark blue, funnel-shaped, 4 cm by 3 cm, single or paired, standard obovate, notched or rounded at apex, blue with yellow base, or entirely white.
The plant contains phytoconstituents like taraxerol, taraxerone, aparajitin, beta sitosterol, kaempferol. These phytoconstituents aid the antiallergic, antibacterial and anti- inflammatory properties of Aparajita.
Guna (Characteristics): Laghu (Light), Rooksha (Dry)
Rasa (Taste): Katu (Pungent), Tikta (Bitter), Kashaya (Astringent)
Vipaka(After Taste That Develops Post Digestion): Katu (Pungent)
Virya(Potency): Sheet (Cold Potency)
There is no contradictions as such but over consumption of Aprajita can lead to vomiting and diarrhea. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid blue tea or consume aprajita.