Ashitaba Plant and its Benefit

I have previously posted about Gynura Procumbens. A plant that has numerous benefits for our body. We stumbled upon this plant in our search for Ashitaba plant. Some mistakenly named Gynura Procumbens as the Ashitaba Plant. Their leaves might be the same but a closer look would prove it otherwise. The ridges of the leaves are more pronounced in Ashitaba plant than in Gynura Procumbens. Now , before I delve deeper, let me tell you more about the tomorrow leaf- Ashitaba.

What is Ashitaba?

Ashitaba (Angelica Keiskei Koidzumi), also called DON QUI, a native in the Japanese island of Hachijo (Longevity Island). Ashitaba is also known as Tomorrow leaf and sometimes longevity herb because of its ability to reproduce a leaf on a daily basis. Angelica is latin for Angel. It connotes godly or heavenly effects.
Ashitaba imported from Singapore

Searching for Ashitaba plant here in the Philippines might lead you no where or in our case to Gynura Procumbens. A family friend living in Singapore recently brought back with her a few stem of Ashitaba for transplanting. But it never propagate. Is it because of the soil, the weather or the watering of the plant? I don't know.

Luckily, an SIL of mine went back to Singapore a few weeks ago and brought back with her a lot of Ashitaba to transplant. All the plants are now in the care of my other SIL whose helper apparently have green thumbs. So, let's see what's going to happen with the plant.

Benefits of Ashitaba:

Ashitaba is an antioxidant. It is a superfood with a rare class of flavonoids called Chalcone.

Chalcone function: purifies blood, strenghtens immune system, monitors cholesterol level, regulates blood pressure, suppresses acid secretion, prevents thrombus, suppresses cytophy, antibacterial, prevents cancer, and promotes metabolism. Source.

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I hope this simple post will be of great help. I will be updating this post regularly.

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Title: Bioluminescent Mushrooms & other marvels of Hachijojima Island 八丈島

Hachijōjima (八丈島, Hachijō-jima, Hachijō Island) is one of the Izu seven islands, situated 290km's South of Tokyo is a semi tropical paradise. From swimming in mountain waterfalls to diving in crystal clear waters, Hachijo is just waiting to be explored.

During the Edo period, the island was a place of exile for convicts and it was designated a penal colony in 1608. Sites of interest like the round stone walls Tamaishigaki are prevalent on Hachijojima and were built by convicts and islanders using large stones rounded by waves and washed ashore on the beach.

Hachijōjima is popular with surfers, with three reef breaks and consistently warmer water than mainland Japan because of a warm water current called the "Kuroshio". Due to the fact Hachijōjima is a volcanic island there are a few black sandy beaches. The main one is next to the main harbour of Sokodo. There are various skin diving/snorkeling points to explore.

Hachijōjima's scuba diving points are many and varied. Nazumado is the best known of them, and is considered to be one of the top ten dive points in Japan. Sea turtles are common and underwater lava bridges are typical features for a volcanic island. Hachijōjima is also known for its natural onsen, hiking, waterfalls, and natural beauty.

Between the months of May to September seven varieties of bioluminescent mushrooms can be seen. Rainy season is the best time for viewing them. Free tours are organized nightly by the local mushroom association. Bookings required.

Other activities for visitors include visiting the botanical gardens, exploring wartime tunnels, day trips to nearby Kojima island and hiking to the top of Hachijo-fuji, the island's extinct volcano. Kihachijo silk cloth is woven on the island, and one of the workshops in Nakanogo is open to tourists.

Hachijōjima is famous for its sushi and kusaya.

Local cooking also makes use of the ashitaba plant in dishes such as ashitaba soba and tempura.

Hachijo has sister city relations with Maui due to its similar topography and climate.

Soundtrack "Slowly" by BRAIN DRIVE 水田逸人 Hayato Mizuta

Hachijo website

This documentary belongs to a series called "ADEYTO -visual diary-" that began due to the fact that ADEYTO is to busy to actually write a diary entry.

Shot by ADEYTO on a digital photo camera. Created by ADEYTO.


CELL-GEN ASHITABA is made from macro-algae, micro-algae, phytoplankton, and microorganism. Combined with extracts from ASHITABA plant that contains anti-cancer enzymes, 16 amino acids, 10 vitamins, ionic minerals and trace minerals element. CELL-GEN ASHITABA is your perpetual health food because it gives you Activated Hydrogen Factor, which helps to remove free radicals from your body. It is good for body detox, increase blood count, enhance blood circulation, good hormone balance, and your natural anti-ageing formula.


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