Scientific name: Clitoria ternatea.
Family name: Papilionaceae; Fabaceae.


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.

Chemical constituents:
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)


  1. Fever, diarrhea, gastritis, nausea, vomiting & bleeding from anus are some of the common conditions in which use of Aparajita can come in handy.
  2. Aparajita is actively used in the Ayurvedic management of mania, schizophrenia & neurological disorders etc.
  3. It also helps to strengthen the heart and respiratory system.
  4. Proanthocyanidin stimulates the natural production of collagen and elastin, while flavonoids help to reduce inflammation, redness, stress, and prevent skin ageing.
  5. Moreover, Aparajita plant flower is known for its anti-glycation properties, which helps to slow down skin ageing.
    Is Aprajita safe:
    Butterfly pea flower is generally considered safe when used in moderation. Although there is no research on its side effects, some people have reported issues like nausea, stomach pain, and diarrhea.

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.