A plant that aims to support a clear complexion and digestive health. It’s also considered to be a “Shen” tonic, meaning that it promotes spiritual well-being. Traditionally, Ashitaba has been used to treat a number of health conditions, including heartburn, high blood pressure, and stomach ulcers. Ashitaba contains a compound called Chalcones, which may support the healthy regeneration of cells.
Traditional Japanese healing food, consumed for beauty and longevity.
Ashitaba is a traditional Japanese healing food, consumed for beauty and longevity. It also acts as a blood builder.
Ashitaba is a member of the Angelica family~ renown for its lineage as a potent anti-aging and beauty food in Japanese Folk and Oriental Medicine. It is an incredibly resilient plant native to the coastline of Japan, and has been affectionately named “Tomorrow’s Leaf” because it will replenish its leaves with all new growth within 24 hours of harvest.
We appreciate this leafy plant today because it provides a whole food source of B vitamins, a rare find in terrestrial plants. It is also being actively studied for a compound it contains called “chalcones”, which stimulate Nerve Growth Hormone, a key leader in the science of longevity.
Ashitaba is considered a prime “Shen” Tonic, Shen being the equivalent of spiritual well-being or the Heart ~ Mind in Chinese Tradition and we feel the effects in our hearts immediately. Ashitaba has been reputed to nourish the blood and women will often use it to increase the flow of breast milk.
- Rich source of Vitamin B
- Skin and Digestive Tonic
- Contains Chalcones
- Shen-Spirit tonic
Learn more about how Ashitaba has been used to help with diabetes here
How to use it
Morning & Night
Mix 1/2 tsp. in liquid of choice. Makes an excellent addition to Matcha Lattes, tea, smoothies, potions, salads, Miso soups, and raw chocolate!
Because Ashitaba is a potent Shen tonic, many users will start to feel its positive effects almost immediately.
"The quintessence of beauty food."