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asked in category: General Last Updated: 8th January, 2020

What does Ashitaba look like?

Ashitaba looks a bit like its cousin, angelica, with ribbed stems and deep green dissected leaves and a fat, white, tapering root. It forms an umbel, a junction of small, greenish-white fragrant flowers.

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Simply so, what is Ashitaba good for?

Its root, leaf, and stem are used to make medicine. Ashitaba is used for “heartburn” (gastroesophageal reflux disease, GERD), stomach ulcers, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, gout, constipation, and hay fever. The fresh leaves and dried powder are used as food.

One may also ask, can Ashitaba cure cancer? Ashitaba's antioxidant properties have been shown to exhibit anti-cancer effects. They have the remarkable ability to suppress cell growth abnormalities. One study showed that two types of cancer cells experienced toxic effects when exposed to xanthoangelol. Xanthoangelol is a chalcone found in the stem of ashitaba.

Subsequently, one may also ask, is Ashitaba safe?

Based on the genotoxicity and rat studies reported here, ashitaba chalcone powder is not genotoxic and is of general low toxicity with jejunal lymphangiectasia present in high dose (1000 mg/kg) males and females and a dose-related male rat-specific alpha 2-urinary globulin nephropathy in males.

Can you eat Ashitaba leaves?

THE TOMMORROW LEAF (ASHITABA): A HEALING HERB The plant contains flavonoids known as "chalcones" in its yellow sap. Traditionally, the herb has been used as a rejuvenating food that contributes to long life. Eat the fresh stems of the leaves and dry the leaves and make tea.

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