Angelica keiskei, commonly known under the Japanese name of ashitaba, literally “tomorrow’s leaf”, is a species of flowering plant in the carrot family. It is native to Japan, where it is found on the Pacific Coast. It is endemic to the area of the Boso Peninsula, Miura Peninsula, Izu Peninsula, and the Izu islands. Wikipedia
Scientific name: Angelica keiskei
Higher classification: Wild celery
BENEFITS OF THE ASHITABA TEA PLANT LEAVES AND SEEDS
Ashitaba considered one of the elite among medicinal plants, mention of ashitaba can be found as far back as 16th century in Ming Dynasty Chinese Medicine documents. Known in Japan as the “Longevity Herb” for its countless healing qualities, Ashitaba is an ancient medicinal plant, but only more recently, in the 90s, have an actual benefits been researched by scientist.
The remarkable plant is endemic to a central region of Japan, Hachijo-jima, a volcanic island, though now it is artificially grown elsewhere. Legend has it that the plant contributes to the health and longevity of local residents and cattle. The name (Japanese for “Tomorrow’s Plant”) refers to its regenerational abilities. After planting a leaf at the break of day, often you’ll be able to see the sprout the next morning.
ASHITABA THE SUPERFOOD
In the 1990s, top researchers at Osaka University in Japa, Wuhan University in China, and Meiji College in Tokyo began diving into the health properties of the plant. What they all found were consistent indications that Ashitaba does belong on the medicine shelf and in the daily health regime. It’s possible that all of the hype has actual fact to back it up.
These days Ashitaba can be found in health stores, vitamin shelves, supplement bottles and as a traditional tea, though it still growing in popularity. It’s hard to say where the potential and the future of the plant will go.
To date, there isn’t a lot of American medical research to corroborate this data, but the feedback and buzz surrounding Ashitaba is convincing enough to give the delicious herbal tea daily a drink.
While we’re certainly preoccupied with the health benefits of Ashitaba, it is important to keep in mind that it also a tea with a lovely flavor. Not only should it be consumed for medicinal purposes, but it should be savored. It has been described as a flavor sibling to Green Tea, but a non-caffeinated alternative.
OUR ASHITABA PLANTS
The Ashitaba offered by Wild Tea Qi comes from volcanic rich soil deep in the mountains where there is plentiful sunshine and clean air. It is carefully cultivated using entirely organic farming techniques. It has been called the King of Alkaline as it is known for its extremely alkalising properties. It has found a place among the world’s Super Foods because of its rich in antioxidants.
VITAMINS AND MINERALS FOUND IN LEAVES:
. Anti-oxidant like Ancient Moonlight White Tea
. Amino acids like Mengku Rich Valley Puer Tea
. Vitamin B12 like Wild Schizandra
. Vitamin C like Ancient Artisan Bi Luo Chun Green Tea
RESEARCH HAS REVEALED THESE BASIC ASHITABA BENEFITS:
. Increase Good (HDL) cholesterol level
. Regulate blood pressure like Ancient Phoenix Break-away Bar Fermented Puer Tea
. Regulates blood sugar levels like Ancient Phoenix Fermented Puer Ball
. Alkalinizing Like Rattan Qi Raw Puer Tea
. Antibacterial Mengku Rich Valley Raw Puer Tea
. Anti-cancer like Wild Gynosstemma
. Anti-cancer for lungs Ancient Phoenix Fermented Looseleaf Tea
. Speed metabolism like Ancient Phoenix Break-away Bar Fermented Puer Tea
. Weight Loss like Ancient Artisan Phoenix Fermented Puer Tea
. Anti-inflammatory like Ancient Moonlight White Tea
. Reduce Pain associated with PMS
. Menopause Relief like Ancient Phoenix Break-away Bar Fermented Tea
. Improve digestion like Yi Tribal Coins Fermented Puer Tea
. Speed elimination
. Beautify the skin and hair like Wild Schizandra
. Reduce joint and muscular pain like Ancient Purple Leaf Ball Raw Puer
ASHITABA CAN BE USED TO TREAT THE FOLLOWING HEALTH ISSUES:
GI tract disorders:
. Acute gastritis
. Chronic gastritis
. Skin disorders like Carcinoma and Melanoma
Diabetes and Insulin Dependent
. Stomach cancer
. Duodenal ulcer
. Chronic enteritis
. Common Cold
. Low sperm production
. Diarrhea, another great tea to relieve diarrhea is Ancient Artisan Yunnan Black Tea
HOW TO CONSUME ASHITABA
. Ashitaba leaves, stems, and the roots are traditionally eaten either raw, cooked or dried.
. Ashitaba Tea – 1 cup of hot water and 1 tablespoon of ashitaba powder