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P-ISSN: 2394-0530, E-ISSN: 2320-3862

2022, Vol. 10, Issue 1, Part C

Blossoming potential: A comprehensive review on the medicinal marvels of Clitoria ternatea Linn. in health and wellness

Dr. Anilkumar KK

Clitoria ternatea, commonly known as butterfly pea, is a versatile plant widely distributed in tropical and subtropical regions. This review compiles and synthesizes recent scientific findings on the medicinal uses of Clitoria ternatea, highlighting its pharmacological properties and potential therapeutic applications. The plant has been traditionally utilized in various traditional medicine systems for its diverse pharmacological activities. It encompasses studies on the phytochemical composition of Clitoria ternatea, emphasizing the presence of bioactive compounds such as flavonoids, alkaloids, and polyphenols. These compounds contribute to the plant’s antioxidant, anti- inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties, which have been investigated through in vitro and in vivo experiments. Furthermore, Clitoria ternatea has demonstrated promising neuroprotective effects, with implications for neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. The potential anti-diabetic and anti-hyperlipidemic activities of the plant have also been explored, suggesting its utility in managing metabolic disorders. In addition, the review discusses the plant’s impact on the cardiovascular system, highlighting its hypotensive and vasodilatory effects. Clitoria ternatea has shown potential in improving cardiovascular health, which may be attributed to its ability to modulate lipid profiles and regulate blood pressure. Traditionally it is used as an aphrodisiac and fertility enhancer. This comprehensive review provides valuable insights into the medicinal potential of Clitoria ternatea, emphasizing its diverse pharmacological activities and therapeutic applications. The findings underscore the importance of further research to unlock the full therapeutic potential of this plant and facilitate its integration into modern medicine.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Anilkumar KK. Blossoming potential: A comprehensive review on the medicinal marvels of Clitoria ternatea Linn. in health and wellness . J Med Plants Stud 2022;10(1):222-225. DOI: 10.22271/plants.2022.v10.i1c.1612
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