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Does anybody know what are the medicinal uses or any other ethnobotanical uses of Clitoria ternatea?
If you know websites containing any information about Clitoria ternatea please link to them.
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Here is some basic information about Clitoria ternatea and a list of ethnobotanical uses which includes medicinal uses and other uses of Clitoria ternatea.


Clitoria ternatea basic info
Scientific Name: Clitoria ternatea L..
Family: Leguminosae.
Genus: Clitoria.
Common names in English: bluebellvine, butterfly-pea, cordofan-pea, Darwin-pea.
Description: Clitoria ternatea, common names including butterfly pea, blue pea, Cordofan pea and Asian pigeonwings, is a plant native to tropical equatorial Asia, but has been introduced to Africa, Australia and America. In traditional Ayurvedic medicine, it has been used for centuries as a memory enhancer, nootropic, antistress, anxiolytic, antidepressant, anticonvulsant, tranquilizing and sedative agent. In traditional Chinese medicine, owing to its similarity to the female reproductive organ, this plant has been ascribed properties affecting the same (a phenomenon also found in connection with the mandrake, among other plants). It was used traditionally in an attempt to treat sexual ailments, like infertility and gonorrhea, to control menstrual discharge, and also as an aphrodisiac. This practice aligns with an ancient belief recorded in the Doctrine of Signatures. - for more info about Clitoria ternatea See link


Ethnobotanical and folk medicinal uses of Clitoria ternatea
*The information in this list is based on the ethnobotanical data in Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases.
Dr. Duke does not recommend using this information for self diagnosis or self medication. - See link


Clitoria ternatea in other websites
Clitoria ternatea common names, economics importance, distributional range and more in the USDA GRIN website - See link.
Search PubMed (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) for academic researches with the search term Clitoria ternatea - See link.
See if there is something in Youtube on the term Clitoria ternatea - See link.


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