Ashitaba is a medicinal plant that has been used in Japan for a period of over 400 years. Due to the large number of minerals and vitamins that make up this plant, it is one of the healthiest foods on the planet. Some of the minerals and vitamins in this plant include vitamins such as A, B, C, while the minerals include calcium, potassium, melatonin, and chlorophyll. Moreover, the plant is made up of a variety of antioxidants that go by the name chalcones. It has been observed that the plant can regrow cut leaves overnight hence the name “tomorrow leaf” and is a sign of its health potency. Outlined in the paragraph are some main advantages of the use of Ashitaba to the body.
Research shows that the integral Ashitaba affects the speed at which a person grows old. The aging process of the body is contributed to by a number of factors one of them being the presence of free radicals in the body. The use of oxygen by the body produces free radicals which are unstable molecules . The fact that free radicals weaken cell walls and disrupt living cells makes them very harmful to the body . Due to this actions of the free radicals in the body a person will seem to age in physical form. The only solution to free radicals is antioxidants which disable them hence protecting cells. There is a high level of concentration of antioxidants in Ashitaba and it is for this reason that it is the best solution to the free radical problem.
Ashitaba also plays a key role in the prevention of Cancer in the bodies of the people who intake it. One of the key causes of cancer in the body is free radicals. By fighting free radicals, the antioxidants in Ashitaba exhibited anticancer effects. A study showed that a number of cancer cells experienced toxic effects in the presence of xanthoangelol. Xanthoangelol is a calchone that occurs in the stem of the Ashitaba plant.
The intake of Ashitaba on a regular basis has a huge effect on the immune system of the person taking it. Ashitaba belongs to a class of substances referred to as anti-inflammatories that are known to prevent diseases such as arthritis and also play a key role in the reduction of muscular and joint pain. Applying the sap of this plant to an open wound can accelerate the healing process due to its highly antibacterial nature. This plant is also excellent in the treatment of cold and flu symptoms. Stimulating the production of the Nerve Growth Factor is another advantage that comes with the intake of Ashitaba. The effect of this is a significant improvement to the central nervous system of a person.