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Bakery Innovation When East Meets West

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<p><strong>What is the butterfly pea flower?&nbsp;</strong></p><p>The butterfly pea flower (Clitoria Ternatea), which is considered a healing plant ) has a lot of medicinal and cultural values in South East Asia.&nbsp;</p><p>The butterfly pea flower is used to make tea in Thailand. In India, it is widely used in traditional Indian systems of medicine and has been used for centuries as a memory enhancer, nootropic, anti-stress, anxiolytic, anti-depressant, anticonvulsant, tranquilizing, and sedative agent.</p><p>A wide range of secondary metabolites including triterpenoids, flavonol glycosides, anthocyanin, and steroids has been isolated from Clitoria Ternatea Linn. Its extracts possess a wide range of pharmacological activities including antimicrobial, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, diuretic, local anesthetic, antidiabetic, insecticidal, blood platelet aggregation-inhibiting and for use as vascular smooth muscle relaxing property. This plant has a long use in traditional Ayurvedic medicine for several diseases and scientific studies have reconfirmed those with modern relevance. ( Heinrich et.al. 2008)</p><p>In Ayurveda, the entire plant and its leaves, roots, flowers are used for the preparation of many traditional ancient herbal medicines. Its powdered leaves are used for treating brain disorders. This flower is also considered sacred and is used in poojas and temples.</p><p>#healthybread #healthycroissant #bakery-innovation</p>
KR Expert - Stephane Journoux