Ashitaba & The Angelica Herbals All Over The World


Ashitaba translated as Tomorrow Leaf is scientifically known as Angelica Kisei Koldzumi.  There are several herbals worldwide also under the name Angelica. Let us see the properties they have in common.
In Japan, Ashitaba is scientifically called Angelica Kisei Koldzumi. Its name came from a Latin word that means Angel because of its godly effect. It originated in Haijo Island, Japan, where people are known to have long, healthy lives, which they owe to this herbal.  This also known as Tomorrow Leaf because it has a strong life force that can easily regrow itself very quickly. This herbal is medicinal, which is effective for diabetes, high or low blood, constipation, respiratory, kidney, hormone balance, and many others. It even has anti-aging properties.  
In the Philippines, Ashitaba is popular because of its good taste which can easily eaten fresh or can be included in soup, salads, burger, chicken patties and in recipes depending on ones’ creativity.  Thus, making true the words of Hippocrates “Your food should be medicine and medicine your food.”

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Ashitaba has been used in Japanand Chinasince ancient times.  But the oldest written record about Ashitaba was in the Chinese Book of Medicines during the Ming Dynasty by Dr. Lee between 1518 to 1593 AD.  This book was presented to the Shogun of Japan only in 1606 by Razan Hayashi.
In Mainland China and Taiwan, they have Angelica Senesis.  This is also called women’s gensing which has been effective for thousands of years. 
In the United States, they have a herbal called Angelica Archangelica. It reaches a height of 6 feet and the leaves grow by 3’s.  It used to be a cure-all herbal in ancient times. Now, it is still used as blood cleanser against infection, indigestion, bronchial problems, colds, flu and stress.
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In Europe, particularly Faeroe Islandand Iceland, Angelica Arcangelica grows abundantly and is eaten as a vegetable. In Britain, this perennial herb is tall and has bipinnate leaves.  This herb is Eurasian,  a breed of Asian and European species.  
In the U.S., they also have the Angelica Tree which grows in low lying area from Delaware to Indiana, to South Florida to Texas.  This specie also belongs to the gensing family and grows to a height of 50 feet. It is prickly-stemmed, which must be reason why it is also known as Devil’s Walking Stick, Hercules’ Club, or Prickly Ash.
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It is wonderful to know that there herbals with angelic properties effectively used worldwide to make people strong, healthy and younger-looking. 
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Ashitaba, A Medicinal Plant and Health Method, Kazuo Hida,a Medicinal Plant Specialist 
Research Effects of Ashitaba, Angelica Kisei Koldzumi, Dr. Kevin Lance Jones
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