Ashitaba, leaves of tomorrow proves its point.
This Wonder Plant Ashitaba herb has been popular in Japan for its wonderful health benefits.
Ashitaba is the only medicinal plant known to contain “Chalcones”, a class of potent flavonoid compounds.
Leaves of Tomorrow, Angelica, Angelica keiskei, Ashitaba du Japon, Hebre de la Longevite, Japanese Ashitaba, Kenso or simply Ashitaba is mostly grown in the central region of Japan. It is a large herb and all its parts are used for medicinal purposes and there are many people who consider this plant a “wonder drug” because its benefits are great. There are 13 kinds of minerals, 11 vitamins, coumarins, fibers, proteins, saponins and more that make up ashitaba.
Ashitaba can cure or prevent various diseases like anemia, asthma, depression, diabetes and a lot more. Here are some of the health benefits of ashitaba.
According to Webmd.com, Ashitaba is best used for “heartburn” (gastroesophageal reflux disease, GERD), stomach ulcers, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, gout, constipation, and hay fever. It is also used for cancer, smallpox, fluid retention, blood clots, and food poisoning. Women use it to increase the flow of breast milk.
While this wonder herb is widely available in tea and capsule form, the fresh leaves and dried powder can also be mixed with food.
Wonder Plant Ashitaba is all about rejuvenation of cells which means it prevents degenerative diseases from surfacing. It also promotes better functioning of the liver and boosts growth. Ashitaba tea works by giving your skin a good glow after you drink it and ashitaba also acts like glutathione which is good for detoxifying the liver and great for skin whitening.
Regular intake of ashitaba can lower your blood sugar level and because it contains potassium and manganese, it also helps lessen the complications of diabetes.
The Wonder Plant Ashitaba leaves of this plant where the sap comes from contain chalcones which are rich in fiber which helps flush out harmful substances from the stomach. Ashitaba also contains pectin, an enzyme that helps digest food and hydroxyderricin and xanthoangelol which helps control animal fat intake and promote better metabolism which help relieves constipation.
Ashitaba is rich in vitamins B1, B3, B5, B6, biotin, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorous, zinc, copper, manganese, sulfur, silicon, cholorophyll, enzymes, fiber, protein and saponins.
Proven Health Benefits of Ashitaba Leaves
- Fight Diabetes – The plant is rich in potassium and Manganese which maintain the blood sugar levels.
- Lowers Cholesterol – The leaves contain nerve growth factors that help to regulate good blood pressure and lower cholesterol.
- Helps you lose weight
- Strengthens Immune system
- Rich in Antioxidants and it removes toxins in the body
- Promotes blood cleansing and circulation
- Supports digestive and intestinal health
- Faster Wound Healing – The plant has chlorophyll which promotes wound healing.
- Better Skin
- Improves eyesight
- Better Sleep
- Improves Memory
What It Taste Like
People who have tasted it describe it as being bitter and nutty but not the same bitterness as green tea but with a herb this healthy, you will have to ignore what it taste like as long as it is beneficial to your health.