“The Ashitaba Plant is Powerful with Hundreds of Healing Benefits”
Ashitaba or Angelica keiskei and also called “Tomorrow’s Leaf” is a powerful herbal remedy that is well known in Asia. It has been used for slowing the aging process and has more antioxidants than green tea and red wine. Making it a super healing agent for just about any kind of disease. With more nutrition and nutrients than broccoli, cabbage, asparagus, celery, and cucumbers… Ashitaba is a powerful healing herb.
Well Known in Japan – This great herb is well known in Japan and in Asia … and they have done lots of great studies showing it’s healing properties and have come to call it the “Longevity Herb”. In fact Japan has a very high percentage rate of people who live to be extremely old… and this herb just might be why.
Contains – Ashitaba contains lots of trace minerals, beta-carotene for boosting the immune system, also saponins, glycosides, flavonoids, and germanium which also help to boost the immune system, protein, coumarin to prevent excessive clotting, magnesium for good rest and enzyme production, and fiber for constipation.
Chalcones – Ashitaba contains lots of chalcones which are compounds that contain high amounts of vitamins A, B’s, C, E, carotene, iron for anemia, calcium for strong bones, potassium for water regulation and cardiovascular health, fiber for production of probiotic bacteria, proteins for muscles, and chlorophyll for healing and increasing metabolism. Ashitaba contains xanthoangelol E, xanthoangelol, and even 4-hydroxyderricin which are all amazingly powerful antioxidants. Chalcones is one of the most powerful compounds known to man… plus there are no side effects of any kind.
Lowers Cholesterol – Ashitaba lowers bad or LDL cholesterol making it great for cardiovascular health and for preventing heart attacks.
Blood Sugar – Ashitaba also helps regulate blood sugar.
Alkalizing – Ashitaba is a great alkalizing herb thus helping to prevent disease. The first step towards disease is becoming acidic because of poor diet, and this great herb helps to prevent acidity.
Traditional Chinese Medicine – In traditional Chinese Medicine Ashitaba is used to boost up Qi or vital force. It’s also a spleen tonic, liver tonic, gallbladder tonic, and helps to clear away heat… and it revitalizes the body.
Promotes Nerve Growth Factor – Studies with mice show that Ashitaba contains compounds that help with memory, attention and concentration, and enhances the grow of new nerve cells and the rejuvenation of nerves. Thus Ashitaba may be beneficial to those suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Increases Growth Hormones – Studies show that Ashitaba increases the production of growth hormone thus slowing the aging process.
Liver Function – Ashitaba helps to enhance liver function because of all the powerful antioxidants.
Anti-inflammatory – Ashitaba is a great anti-inflammatory agent making it important for keeping away disease, because inflammation creates disease.
Kidney Function – Ashitaba because of the powerful antioxidants also improves kidney function.
Lowers Blood Pressure – Ashitaba helps to lower blood pressure because it’s a good diuretic.
Antimicrobial – Ashitaba is also a good antiviral and antibacterial healing herb… great for colds, flues, and for other infections.
Vitality and Mood Enhancement – Ashitaba contains lots of vitamins to boost energy and enhance our mood.
Immune Booster – Ashitaba is a powerful immune boosting agent because the strong antioxidants and vitamins.
B-12 – Ashitaba is great for vegans because it contains lots of vitamin B-12 which is usually missing from vegan diets.
Cancer – At Meiji College in Japan mice with skin cancer and lung cancers where given Ashitaba and both types of tumors stopped growing.
Other Challenges – Ashitaba can also help with chronic fatigue syndrome, for boosting up libido, boosting up sperm production, for youthful skin, for asthma, intestinal upsets, gastritis, stomach cancer, it’s a great diuretic, ends acid reflux, great for PMS and menopause, used for colds and flues, for anemia, helps with arthritis, helps with weight loss and boosts up metabolism, and also for increasing red blood cell production.
HIV – Studies show that when people with HIV were given ashitaba for 30 days they had an immune response that kept the HIV virus from expressing itself for 9 months. –Amazing!
Taste – The taste is nutty and bitter at the same time. Remember bitter is good, bitter is one of the healing taste buds we have on our tongue… that we should indulge everyday.
Easy to Grow – This great plant is relatively easy to grow… and will grow up to 20 to 30 inches tall. And it likes lots of sun with temperatures from around 20 degrees to 85 degrees… with rich soil and good drainage. Once grown and the plant matures the seeds for next years planting can be harvested. Remember this plant has a bright yellow sap which is very unusual – that way you know you have the right plant. Also the seeds need to be placed in 30 degree temperatures for a few days before planting for good germination.
Dose – Most people eat 6 or 7 raw leaves a day, or they can be juiced or made into tea or used in cooking.
Forms – Ashitaba can be found in powders, capsules, teas, tablets, and of course the raw leaves are always great. And the powder can be added to foods and other drinks.
Finding – If you google “Buy Ashitaba _____” lots of places on-line will come up that sell Ashitaba including amazon.com and vitacost.com and it can also be asked for at any local health food store. Seeds for growing Ashitaba can also be found on-line… and it might be possible to find fresh Ashitaba at local Asian Markets.
Some say “No one should go a single day without Ashitaba.”
And people believe Ashitaba is called “Tomorrow’s Leaf” because —- if you eat a leaf today you’ll probably be around tomorrow.
Try some Ashitaba – It’s GREAT!
Dr. Paul Haider – Master Herbalist
Feel Free to Share – This information is meant to get you started… so you can do more research on your own… dig a little deeper and find what works for you. This article is for educational purposes only, I strongly recommend that you seek advice from your own GP, private doctor, or medical specialist for any ailment, illness, or medical condition.. this article not meant to be a scientific analysis in any way, shape, or form.
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