Monday, August 16, 2010

ASHITABA/TOMORROW'S LEAF

Common names:  Tomorrow's Leaf, Ashitaba, Chinese Angelica, Ming Re Ye 明日葉
Botanic name: Angelica keiskei
Family: Apiaceae

Genus: Angelic

How the plant got its name:
Ability of the herbal plant to grow very fast symbolic by its name Ashitaba, means "tomorrow's leaf". Harvesting a leaf at the break of day results often in a new sprout growing over night, being visible the following morning.

Medicinal uses:
  • Ashitaba known to purify blood and circulation, cleanse the colon, relieve muscle, joint, and nerve discomfort and enhance lung function. 
  • Powerful antioxidants, nutrients, and energetic properties.
  • Ashitaba improves skin ("Ashitaba exfoliates the dead skin that causes a dull complexion and / or clogged pores".
  • Also, herb heals scrapes, cuts, insect bites, acne, and ulcers and hair quality. Reduces cell damage and increases blood circulation to the skin thus producing wrinkle free skin and hair grows thicker (fuller and stronger) with a color shine and preventing dry or brittle hair.
How to eat the Ashitaba leaves:
  1. The dried Ashitaba plants can be used to make tea. 
  2. Use your Ashitaba plants as a healthy ingredient in soups.

Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashitaba
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/588995/ashitaba_chinese_herbal_medicinal_and.html?cat=68
http://www.ehow.com/how_5675823_use-ashitaba-plants.html

5 comments:

MY said...

Ms Cheah,

Can you let me know whre can I get this ashitaba plant?

Miss Cheah said...

I took the picture of the plant at the Kampung Simee market. The trader was selling it for RM9.00.

Noel Lawas said...
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Noel Lawas said...

ronie talking to calauan folk to many herbal plants now aiming they can cure everything i wonder who is the real one how can i be sure of what im taken that cant affect my health

Pia A said...

Hi, where can i buy the real ashitaba/tomorrow's leaf here in the US?