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Ashitaba is a large Asian herb and its scientific name is Angelica KeiskeiKoidzmi. The herb is commonly calledas “Green Blood”, due to high chlorophyll content. Ashitaba leaves, stems and roots are used to make medicines and it is popular for its numerous benefits, especially in reducing the aging process.

Benefits of Taking Ashitaba

  • Regular use of Ashitaba helps in controlling diabetes as it is rich in potassium and manganese that ease diabetes
  • Ashitaba makes one look younger as it contains growth hormone boosters, and it also rejuvenates body’s cell, which help in avoiding degenerating diseases to occur
  • High blood pressure can be normalized by the use of Ashitaba
  • It helps in controlling cholesterol level in the body by raising the good cholesterol
  • It also helps in removing the unhealthy fats called as Triglycerides from the body, due to its high antioxidant property
  • Regular usage of Ashitaba can help in regulating the bowel movement as it helps in getting relief from constipation

Natural Sources of Ashitaba
Ashitaba is obtained in the form of herb and its leaves, roots and stem are used to prepare tea and powder.

When  should you take Ashitaba?
It is advisable to use Ashitaba after consulting with your healthcare professional. The dose may vary depending on age, medical history and other conditions. It can be taken in the form of tea early in the morning or two tablespoon powder also be taken. It can be consumed directly  as raw leaves about 3-6 leaves in the morning are recommended.

When should you avoid Ashitaba?
Ashitaba should be avoided in high quantity as it can increase your body sensitivity towards sunlight and also develop dermatitis and other skin diseases. It is strictly advised not to use Ashtiba when pregnant or breast feeding or when having any other medical problems.

Quantity of Ashitaba to be taken
If using Ashitaba powder take one tablespoon full (1.5g) with 200 cc water or milk or if taking in the form of tea, it is advisable to have one cup of Ashitaba tea in the morning.

Expert Tips/Precautions

  • Pregnant or breast feeding women should not consume Ashitaba
  • People with serious medical history are advised not to take Ashtiba
  • Be careful about the dose of Ashitaba as it may cause skin diseases or itchiness
  • Although it is a natural supplement, yet it is advised to consult doctor or health care expert before using Ashitaba