with Healthy Lives
CA, 18 December 2003
Consumption of a Whole Food, Ashitaba, for Health, Beauty and Economy
from Japan, a medicinal plant for disease prevention, is grown and
processed here by a retired microbiologist, Linda Hayano, whose
own experience is a resounding endorsement.
age 69, I decided to grow this herb when I saw my neighbor from
Taiwan cure his gout in one week by eating fresh Ashitaba. I have
no fear of aging now. My biological age is 50. I am busy, happy
and healthy," said Mrs. Hayano, now 74.
product is a dehydrated organic whole food. Her face is wrinkle
free and her energy level is enviable. No longer does she have insomnia,
hypertension, joint pain, osteoporosis, or thinning hair. She attributes
this reversal of aging symptoms to drinking Ashitaba tea daily over
the past five years.
is an Asian green vegetable rich in antioxidantchalcone. Recent
studies in Japan and the U.S. have shown that chalcone helps guard
against heart problems, cancer, oxidation of LDL cholesterol, osteoporosis,
diabetes, and even Alzheimer's disease.
Buhler and his colleagues at Oregon State University found that
minute amounts of Chalcone in hops were six times as potent as those
antioxidants found in citrus fruit, almost four times as potent
as those in soy, and two times more potent than those found in green
to Ashitaba's blood purifying and detoxifying properties, cells
stay healthy and thus metabolism, immune system, and all other body
functions, especially liver and kidneys, can maintain proper balance,
Hayano said. As a result, the aging process is retarded on a cellular
level and degenerative diseases are prevented.
has been consumed as a vegetable and medicine for many hundreds
of years by inhabitants of Seven Islands of Izu (Longevity Islands).
In Japan, Ashitaba is used to treat hypertension. As a diuretic,
it has no side effects such as western medicines frequently have.
Ashitaba is very useful in treating menstrual cramps and pains.
It helps to make menopause more comfortable," said Dr. Kevin Lance
Jones, O.M.D. Further, Ashitaba is useful in the treatment of a
wide variety of gynecological conditions and provides women with
therapeutic alternatives to hormone replacement therapy and hysterectomies.
by Dr. Kimie Baba of Osaka University show that Ashitaba has antibacterial,
antiviral, anti-ulcer, anti-thrombus and strong anti-tumor effects,
inhibiting skin and lung cancer. The Biomedical Group in Takara,
Japan recently found that the plant can stimulate the production
of nerve growth factor (NGF) is an added benefit to diabetics and
to brain health.
Health Organic Farm. (www.ashitabagreen.com).