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ASHITABA from Hachijo Island, Japan are rich in nutrition and contain precious natural supplements.
The results are truly amazing. You can feel the different in 7 Days.
History of Ashitaba: The oldest written record of Ashitaba appears more than 2,000 years ago. Of the many thousands of plants that are known, Ashitaba belongs to the elite 1% category considered to be medicinal plants. Ashitaba origin in Hachijo Island where the rich volcanic soil and Kuroshio 'black tide' encourages plant growth. Ashitaba means "Tomorrow Leaf" due to it's ability to grow very fast, exhibiting a strong energetic life force or Qi. Ashitaba has a very long history of use to purify the blood; detoxify the liver; cleanse the colon; improve lung function; enhance blood circulation; and to relieve muscle, joint, and nerve discomfort. During the Shogun era, in a ring of islands called the Izu Islands, a plant which the residents call the longevity herb thrives despite the desolate and rocky environment, an environment so harsh that it used to be a place of exile where criminals and social outcasts were relegated. As punishment, the exiles were forced to withstand poor diets and hard labor, foraging their food from the rock and sand. Records indicate that despite harsh circumstances, the exiles were healthy and lived long lives. The local herbalists attribute this unusual healthfulness to the continual consumption of Ashitaba in their diet. The powerful nutrients, antioxidants, and energetic life force of the Ashitaba plant is truly amazing!
About the Plant: Ashitaba is a remarkable plant exhibiting the benefits of both land and marine plants. It is a dietary treasure, containing eleven vitamins, thirteen minerals, chlorophyll, enzymes, carotene, germanium, saponins, proteins, plant fibers, glycosides, coumarins, and an unique and rare class of flavonoids called chalcones. Ashitaba is high in chlorophyll, also called "Green Blood", because it has a similar molecular structure to that of our blood. It helps the internal organs, the stomach, and the brain work better and has exhibited anti-allergy actions. Natural organic germanium, in Ashitaba, is known to promote production of Interferon which is a defensive material produced by our body to prevent viruses and bacterias from penetrating into our cells. Germanium is valuable in the purification of blood by keeping away harmful hydrogen ions in the blood, creating an alkaline PH, increasing oxygen, and by activating blood cell replacements.
Research published in Nutraceuticals World, Sept 2002, astonishingly showed that Ashitaba out-performed all other herbs including green tea that were tested for their antioxidant potential based on the ORAC guide (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity). Ashitaba plants possess phenolic compounds active as an Anti-Oxidant, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti- Turmorigenic, Anti- Carcinogenic, Anti-Microbial, and a Detoxifier. The Biomedical Group of Takara Shuzo found that the powerful compounds contained in Ashitaba can enhance production of Nerve Growth Factor (NGF), which, is an incredible process. NGF is a biological substance which is essential in the development and survival of certain neurons in both the central and peripheral nervous systems. In one study, using 1% Ashitaba dry powders, a 20% increase of NGF concentration was noted after only four days!
On the Japanese island of Hachijo, residents have Ashitaba as part of their diet, and typically have some of the longest life spans on earth. The plant has been an integral part of the diet on this island for hundreds of years, and is the only known plant to contain a substances called chalcones, discovered when scientists began to analyze the diet and environment in order to determine the reasons for the health and longevity observed. Ashitaba is historically referred to locally by the residents of the island as the "longevity herb", and is one of natures most dynamic nutritional food sources, and has a vast spectrum of other beneficial properties which augment a number of systems in the body, especially the immune system and the circulatory system.
|Nutrition compares to other vegetables (per 100g)
Benefit of Chalcone
The yellow color of the juice of the Ashitaba is due to pigments known as chalcones, which are flavonoid compounds almost unique to Ashitaba. Chalcones are rarely found anywhere in the natural world! Research has shown that the unique properties of Ashitaba are at least partly due to these unique compounds. All these compounds fall into the general category of plant phenols. The many potential effects of flavonoids include defending cells against carcinogens, curbing the oxidation of LDL cholesterol and preventing blood clotting. Major flavonoid classes include flavonols, flavanones, catechins, anthocyanins, isoflavones, dihydroflavonols and chalcones.
Chalcones in Ashitaba include xanthoangelol, xanthoangelol E and 4-hydroxyderricin. A great number of clinical trials have been performed with Chalcones to assess their properties and effects. There are no side effects. Chalones are potent anti-oxidants, and helps to protect the organs from destructive free radicals and slows the aging process on a cellular level.
Research Study: Ashitaba is better than Green Tea:
Ashitaba (Angelica keiskei koidzumi) was listed as the most popular green food in Japan, [Nutraceutical World, May 2003]and contains potent antioxidant chalcones (Xanthoangelol and 4-hydroxyderricin). Numerous research studies to assess the properties of Ashitaba chalcones and their therapeutic uses have been performed in Japan, China and Korea revealing powerful anti-tumor (inhibiting skin and lung cancer),1 anti-thrombus, 2anti-bacterial,3 anti-viral, anti-inflammatory,4 anti-mutagenic,5 and anti-ulcer6 properties. These chalcones also prevent the oxidation of LDL cholesterol7.
The purpose of this study is to compare the antioxidant value of ashitaba with green tea, and to see what quantity has practical use for health maintenance. The following test was conducted by Linda Hayano, of Natural Health Organic Farm, CA, and Dr. Andreas Sterner of Analytik Jena USA, Inc. TX.
This study (extract above) confirmed that the water-soluble antioxidant chalcones in ashitaba are indeed better than those of green tea (epigallocatechin), and therefore also better than those of soy, citrus fruits and red wine based on the studies of hops in beer by Oregon State University researchers [Buhler, Miranda,]. Their study also found chalcone in beer is such a trace element one would need to drink 120 gallons of beer daily to gain any benefit in comparison to only 1.5 - 2.0 grams of Ashitaba Green Dry Vegetable daily to achieve the same kind of result.
Other compounds in ashitaba are -
Coumarins: psoralen, imperatorin, columbianagin, isorhazelpitin, rhazelpiton, selinidin,
4-hydrodexydelisin glycosides: isoquercitrin, ruteorin, angelic acid, bergapten,
Vitamins & Minerals: Vitamin A, B, B2, C, B12, carotene, calcium, phosphorus, iron, potassium and Fiber.
Ashitaba has been used in Japan for many centuries with no side effects. The conclusion of this study should encourage clinical trials in this country, so it can be widely used for treatment or as a multifunctional super green food for disease prevention.
Linda Hayano MS (Public Health) /CEO of Natural Health Organic Farm, Morgan Hill CA Grower of organic Ashitaba Green. Member of CCOF, NNFA, CO-op America Business Network Dr. Andreas Sterner Analytik Jena USA, Inc. TX.
1 [Kimura Y, Baba K Ehime University], [Okuyama T, Takata Meiji College of Pharmacy], [Akihisa T, Tokuda H, Nihon University] 2 [Wang X, Wei L LEMTA] 3[Inamori Y, Baba K Osaka University] 4 [Miranda, C.L, Oregon State University] 5 [Baba, K. Osaka University] [Dimmock JR, Elias DW University of Saskatchewan] 6 [Fujita T, Sakuma S Osaka University] 7 [Ogawa H, Nakashima S Kinki University School of Medicine, Osaka University of Pharmaceutical Sciences] [Rodriguez RJ, Miranda Oregon State Uni]
Ashitaba may help to:
- Promote blood cleansing & circulation
- Reduce blood pressure
- Regulate cholesterol level
- Regulate blood sugar level
- Reduce joint & muscular pain
- Enhance liver & kidney function
- Support digestive & G.I. health
- Anti-viral & anti-bacterial actions
- Suppress cell growth abnormalities
- Inhibit general inflammation
- Strengthen the immune system
- Relieve smooth muscle spasms in the arteries & bronchial tubes
- Enhance smooth bowel movements
- Remove toxic wastes from body
- Improve visual acuity
- Peri-menopausal relief
- Smoother skin texture
- Aid natural sleep cycles
Certificate of Origin
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The Properties and Therapeutic Uses of Ashitaba By Dr. Kevin Lance [ones, L.Ac., O.M.D.:"Ashitaba harmonizes the Spleen and Stomach. It helps to balance the Earth element. There is a patient in Texas that has Insulin- Dependent Diabetes that is currently taking the herb. He says that he now has to use less Insulin because his blood sugar no longer spikes with attacks of Hyperglycemia. Another Diabetes patient in Japan took Ashitaba for six months and his blood sugar level droped from 400 mg./dL to 150 mg./dL. Dr. Baba at Osaka University School of Pharmacy has published a paper showing the decrease of the rate of acid production in the stomach with Ashitaba. In her paper he also showed a decrease in the severity of stress related to stomach ulcers. The extract of Angelica Keiskei Koidzumi also exhibited an anti-bacterial action."
"Miracles by Ashitaba", AUTHOR: Dr. S. Yamanouchi, PUBLISHER: Heart Publishing, ISBN :4-89295-037-8 C2077 P800E
"Ashitaba, the Nutritional Treasure House", AUTHOR : Dr. S. Yamanouchi, PUBLISHER: Heart Publishing, ISBN :4-8069-0262-4 C2047-P1000E
"Marvelous Ashitaba", AUTHOR : Dr. H. Goto, PUBLISHER : Heart Publishing, ISBN : 4-938564-52-1 C0277 P750E
Article: "Ashitaba, A Medicinal Plant and Health Method" By Kazuo Hida
Article: " Research on the Effects of Ashitaba" by Dr. Kevin Lance Jones, O.M.D.
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Quantity: 1 Bottle (80g)
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This product was developed by Tokyo Agriculture Cooperative Society (JA) of Hachijo Island and manufactured by Hachijo-Ashitaba Inc., a factory being appointed by JA Hachijo branch under licensed patents 1419841 & 4060861 with 100% pure Hachijo grown Ashitaba sprout with no caffeine and preservatives. This patented manufacturing process can retain the Chalcone from the yellow sap and shed the bitter taste from tannin; its natural Amino Acid made its smooth and sweetish taste.
Suggested Use: Take 1 tea spoon of pellets daily with or without water or milk, pellets can be taken together or at different times during the day. Pellets are formed by pressurization and not contain any coagulant, are safe to direct chewing.
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