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| Last Updated:: 25/08/2023

Butterfly pea plant


Botanical Name

Clitoria ternatea Linn.

Common Name

Butterfly pea, Aparajit (Hindi), Kannikodi (Tamil), Aparajitha (Sanskrit)




Throughout India


Religious association




The plant is associated with Lord Krishna and is also believed to be an incarnation of the Goddess Durga.






The roots are used for the treatment of piles. The juice of the plant is applied in to the nose to relieve migraine. It is also useful in treating asthma, bronchitis and other pulmonary diseases.