Health Benefits and Uses of Ashitaba


For hundreds of years, the Japanese have used Ashitaba to prolong and enrich their lies Ashitaba is from the Celery family and is a medicinal herb that grows in the Hachijo Island, rich with volcanic soil.

Chalconoids are only found in Chalcone (kal’ kon), a sticky golden yellow sap found in the leaves, stalks and roots of the Ashitaba plant. Chalcone is found to be very aggressive in fat-reducing and very abundant in anti-oxidants. It is also anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and even anti-tumor.

Ashitaba is rich in vitamins B1, B3, B5, B6, biotin, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorous, zinc, copper, manganese, sulphur, silicon, chlorophyll, enzymes, fiber, protein and sapinins.

Health Benefits

Fights Diabetes – Ashitaba contains Potassium and Manganese which maintain the blood sugar level. Ashitaba contains chlorophyll which promotes wound healing.

Lowers Cholesterol – Ashitaba contains nerve growth factors (NGF) that help to regulate good blood pressure and lower cholesterol.

Sleeps Better – Ashitaba contains no caffeine but gives the body an energy boost and can be used as a coffee alternative.

Improves Memory – Ashitaba is high in Vitamin B12 which increases attention span and improves concentration.

Loses Weight – Ashitaba contains 4-hydroxyderricin and xanthoangelol which are aggressive in eliminating visceral and subcutaneous fat.

Promotes Wound Healing, Beautifies The Skin And Anti-Ageing – Ashitaba chalcone aids in rejuvenating skin and tissue, giving the skin a healthy glow.

Prevents Degenerative Diseases – Ashitaba keeps degenerative diseases from occurring. Has growth hormones boosters.

Improves Eyesight – 100 grams of Ashitaba powder contains the beta-carotene equivalent to four carrots.

Ashitaba keeps degenerative diseases from occurring. Your kidneys, liver, sensation of the overall body will be functioning better, too! Ashitaba has the power to rejuvenate your body’s cell properties. It also has growth hormones booster. Within weeks of drinking ashitaba tea, you will feel a noticeable difference in the glow of your skin straight away. This can be a good alternative to gluta-thione supplements which has the effect of detoxifying and purifying your liver and at the same time whitening your skin complexion somehow as it goes through your bloodstream.

If you are nearing the line to having high blood sugar, regularly taking ashitaba can make you normal again. Ashitaba contains rich potassium and manganese that ease diabetes.

Uses of Ashitaba:

As vegetable, eat it raw, Mix with other vegetables as salad, Put some Ashitaba leaves in your nilaga, sinigang or monggo soup, Stir fry with other vegetables, As a healthy drink by mixing boiled Ashitaba with Apple juice, Boil leaves and stalks as tea, or final rinse when taking a bath, For Ashitaba powder, you can produce pan de sal, ice cream, noodles, pesto, capsules, shampoos, soaps and other beauty products.

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