Butterfly Pea / Clitoria Ternatea
Neela Sanghupushpam. A flower unique in color and flavor. A creeper that can creep over neighbors and diminish their presence.
- Its roots can fix nitrogen and improve soil quality
- Used as a memory enhancer, nootropic, antistress, anxiolytic, antidepressant, anticonvulsant, tranquilizing and sedative agent in traditional ayurvedic medicine
- Flower is named after human female pudenda for its similarity in shape. Latin name of the genus “Clitoria”, from “clitoris”. (Synonyms: Clitoris principissae.)
Reference : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clitoria_ternatea