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Contains no chemicals or caffeine and is pH balanced. Freshly picked and processed by patented technology.
Ashitaba Japanese Tea
is an excellent source of antioxidants and
is suitable for all ages.
is a medicinal plant used for disease prevention and is grown and processed in
Hachi Jo Island
Ashitaba is an Asian green vegetable rich in antioxidant -
. Recent studies in Japan and the U.S. have shown that the
in Ashitaba helps guard against common diseases.
The academic research group lead by Dr. Kimie Baba, MD, who is an authority on
have announced several research reports which includes the publication in the 1990 Pharmacology Convention. The findings of the research indicates that Hachi Jo Island Ashitaba does not only contain rich and balanced vitamins minerals, food fiber and amino acids, it also contains a newly found element- named
What is "Chalcone"? What does it do?
contains a thick, sticky yellow juice, which is not found in other celery plants. This yellowish element in Ashitaba is neither a flower pigment nor a carotene, but rather two kinds of "
" conductors, named "
" and "
". The study reports on these two elements are mostly related to purify blood and strengthen
Donald Buhler and his colleagues at Oregon State University found that minute amounts of
in hops were six times as potent as those
found in citrus fruit, almost four times as potent as those in soy, and two times more potent than those found in green tea.
Due to Ashitaba's blood purifying and detoxifying properties, cells stay healthy and thus metabolism,
, 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 Hachi Jo Island (Longevity Islands). In Japan, Ashitaba is used to treat
. As a
, 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
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.
Studies by Dr. Kimie Baba of Osaka University show that Ashitaba may have
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
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" products are researched and developed by Osaka Pharmaceutical University in Japan together with Hachi Jo Island Agriculture Association, "
" products are made purely from
Hachi Jo Island Ashitaba. With the advanced patented manufacturing technique (PAT1419841), we are able to offer you the complete nutrition of
Hachi Jo Island Ashitaba
while still maintaining its original flavor.
Hachi Jo Island, Japan
Research On Ashitaba
Note: Research was done on
from Ashitaba plant and NOT on the Ashitaba Tea itself. Ashitaba Tea is produced from Ashitaba plant.
Ashitaba, A Medicinal Plant and Health Method
By Kazuo Hida, Medicinal Plant Specialist
(Tomorrow's leaf) has its origins on the Island of Hachijo where the warm tropical currents pass by on their way North to meet the cold Arctic waters of the Pacific. How did Ashitaba come by its name of tomorrow's leaf or weed. It was named for its ability to reproduce its green stem and leaf almost on a daily basis.
Ashitaba's scientific name,
Angelica keiskei Koidzumi
, comes from the Latin name for Angel, and because of its godly effects that have given it its notoriety. The population of Hachijo Island are known for their
, living until the ripe old age of 90's. When all aspects of their life style were analyzed the determination was that the consumption of ashitaba was a heavy contribution to the extended lifetime. As more study was conducted on the composition of this special strain of angelica, ashitaba has been attracting more and more attention from the scientific community.
Medicinal Value of this plant
The oldest written record of the medicinal value of Ashitaba appears in a Chinese book listing the medicines that can be derived from grass. The book was first published during the Ming Dynasty and was written by Dr. Lee during his lifetime from 1518 to 1593 AD. This book was then transcribed into Latin, English, German, Russian and became internationally famous as a publication on Oriental Medicine. It was brought into Japan and presented to the Shogun by Razan Hayashi in 1606.
Green plants such as
are the basis of our energy conversion life cycle. These green plants contain chlorophyll whth uses tho energy from the sun to convert carbon dioxide into oxygen and create a by-product, starch. Chlorophyll has shown an ability to be an
, aid in the production of blood, and an ability to help heal wounds.
, which contains high levels of
, is actually a weed, and is used to existing under sever conditions such as high winds, rain, high salinity, and generally bad weather. However, it is actually these same conditions that train the ashitaba plant and build its constitution so that it can produce the unique by-products that can help keep the body and its functions in balance.
Ashitaba contains a yellow sap which contains
that are unique to this strain of angelica. It is these chalcones that are considered as the active ingredients that give rise to ashitaba's use as a
, and aid to good
Ashitaba also contains
, which is normally produced in animals and not plants. It is this uniqueness that places ashitaba in the same category as marine products such as marine algae instead of other land based green plants. Vitamin B12 has been recognized for its ability to promote the production of blood cells, increase attention span and concentration, increase the production of growth hormone, and promote the
so that it can fight off serious disorder; such as cancer.
Research on the Effects of Ashitaba, Angelica Keiskei Koidzumi
By Dr. Kevin Lance Jones, L.Ac., O.M.D.
Little is known about the world of Herbal Medicine. Of all the plant species in the world, only five percent (5%) have been cataloged. Of that five percent that have been cataloged, a full one quarter (1/4) or tweet - five percent (25%) have medicinal qualities. There is the example of Taxol, an anti-uterine cancer drug that is derived from the bark of the Yu tree.
Another shinning example of a newly discovered herbal medicine is ASHITABA. Its name literally translates to "Early Growth" in Japanese. It was named so because of its ability to grow very fast and exhibit a strong Qi or energetic life force.
What is Ashitaba?
Ashitaba is indigenous to a small area called the Seven Islands of Izu. It is a herbaceous plant that grows year round. This greenish yellow vegetable has been mentioned in many ancient Japanese Medical Writings. It has been consumed as a vegetable and medicine for many hundreds of years by the local island herbalists. Ashitaba contains a variety of vitamins, minerals, proteins and plant fiber. This powerful strain of Angelica was unknown until recently. Only a few islanders knew of this herb and kept it a guarded secret.With the coming of the information age, news of this healing plant began to reach beyond the Seven Islands of Izu. The leaves and stems are used to extract a yellowish liquid from the plant.
The Properties and Therapeutic Uses of Ashitaba
In this section I will endeavor to explain the therapeutic actions of
Angelica Keiskei Koidzumi
or Ashitaba in terms of Traditional Chinese Medicine as practiced currently in the People's Republic of China. One of the fundamental actions of Ashitaba is that it is great at activating Qi and Xue (Blood). The application for this is apparent in the treatment in the menstrual problems. It removes stagnation in the uterus, which will help with many menstrual difficulties. It also increases blood flow (activates Qi and Blood). This herb, which can be used by it self alone, increases
Yin and Yang Qi.
The increase of the Kidney Yang Qi will act as a diuretic and increase the urine output. In Japan,
is used to treat
. As a diuretic it has no side effects such as western medicines frequently have. It increases the libido (sex drive) for those persons with Kidney Yang Xu (deficiency). In terms of the increase in Kidney Yin Xu (deficiency), this herb is wonderful in treating the problem of Peri- menopause. With a Kidney Yin Xu (deficiency) one of the cardinal symptoms in women is irregular or no menstruation. The usual four to six years of peri menopause that women in their middle forties to early fifties in age experience could be made much more comfortable with the use of Ashitaba. Because this herb warms the uterus, it is very useful in treating menstrual cramps and pain, regardless of the age of the patient.
is a useful
, that is, an agent which induces the secretion of mother's milk. There is anecdotal evidence from Japan of a cow that was fed Ashitaba and had record milk production. By analogy, Ashitaba could be used with mastitis or low milk production after delivery.
Ashitaba harmonizes the Spleen and Stomach. It helps to balance the Earth element. There is a patient in Texas that has Insulin- Dependent Diabetes that is currently taking the herb. He says that he now has to use less Insulin because his blood sugar no longer spikes with attacks of
. Another Diabetes patient in Japan took Ashitaba for six months and his blood sugar level droped from 400 mg./dL to 150 mg./dL. Dr. Baba at Osaka University School of Pharmacy has published a paper showing the decrease of the rate of acid production in the stomach with Ashitaba. In her paper he also showed a decrease in the severity of stress related to stomach ulcers. The extract of
Angelica Keiskei Koidzum
i also exhibited an anti-bacterial action.
Research in Japan has shown that Ashitaba has anti- viral properties. At a 1993 Pharmacology Forum in Japan, it was reported that A a demonstrated antiHIV activity.
The Active Factors in Ashitaba
are the active factors in Angelica Keiskei Koidzumi. The two that are in
are known as
. These were discovered by Dr. Baba. These factors are found only in this strain of Angelica and are derived from the yellowish liquid extract of the leaves and stems. This differentiates it from any other strain of Angelica.
Types of Angelica
The Angelica Family has a history as a medicinal herb and health food since ancient times in both China and Japan. In Mainland China and Taiwan the root of the Angelica Senesis has been popular for thousands of years and is frequently called the "
g." Ashitaba, has an anti- viral property that is not present in Dang Gui (Tang Kuei). The Ashitaba extract is a gentler medicine that can be taken frequently and at bed time without the stimulating effect that Dang Gui has, especially on women. Because it is gentler, it can be tolerated better by peri- menopausal women.
Cancer Research and Ashitaba
Dr. Toru Okuyama at Meiji University, College of Pharmacy tested Ashitaba on mice with tobacco- induced lung cancer and skin melanomas. In this six month study the skin cancer mice were given an external application of the Ashitaba extract. The article stated that the cancer was controled-with this therapy. In the tobacco- induced lung cancer the mice were given the extract of Ashitaba in fluid and food form. The article stated that the lung cancer progression stopped with the oral Ashitaba therapy.
Related Scientific Studies on Ashitaba Varieties
Anti-tumor-promotion by principles obtained from Angelica keiskei.
Okuyama T, Takata M, Takayasu J, Hasegawa T, Tokuda H, Nishino A, Nishino H, Iwashima A.
Department of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, Meiji College of Pharmacy, Tokyo, Japan.
Potent anti-tumor promoter activity has been found in the nonpolar extracts of the root of "Ashita-Ba", Angelica keiskei Koidz. (Umbelliferae), which is eaten as a vegetable in Japan. From this active fraction, two angular furanocoumarins, archangelicin (1) and 8(S),9(R)-9-angeloyloxy-8,9-dihydrooroselol (2), three linear furanocoumarins, psoralen (3), bergapten (4) and xanthotoxin (5), and three chalcones, 4-hydroxyderricin (6), xanthoangelol (7) and a novel chalcone named ashitaba-chalcone (8), were isolated. Among these compounds, two angular type furanocoumarins, 1 and 2, and three chalcones, 6-8, suppressed 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA)-stimulated 32Pi-incorporation into phospholipids of cultured cells, whereas coumarins 3-5 were less effective. In addition, chalcones 6 and 7 were proved to have anti-tumor-promoting activity in mouse skin carcinogenesis induced by 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene (DMBA) plus TPA. Since chalcones 6 and 7 showed calmodulin-interacting property, both chalcones may reveal anti-tumor-promoting activity via the modulation of calmodulin involved systems. These chalcones may be useful to develop the effective method for cancer prevention. Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo) 1991 Jun;39(6):1604-5
Antibacterial activity of two chalcones, xanthoangelol and 4-hydroxyderricin, isolated from the root of Angelica keiskei KOIDZUMI.
Inamori Y, Baba K, Tsujibo H, Taniguchi M, Nakata K, Kozawa M.
Osaka University of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Japan.
Two chalcones, xanthoangelol (I) and 4-hydroxyderricin (II), isolated from the root of Angelica keiskei KOIDZUMI (Umbelliferae) showed antibacterial activity against gram-positive pathogenic bacteria. The activity of I on Micrococcus luteus IFO-12708 (minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC), 0.76 microgram/ml) was the same potency as that of gentamicin, which is used as a standard. Although the activity of both chalcones on plant-pathogenic bacteria was lower than that of streptomycin sulfate, used as a positive control, they also exhibited growth-inhibitory effects. The antibacterial activity of I isolated from Angelica keiskei KOIDZUMI is being reported here for the first time. The growth-inhibitory effect of II on plant-pathogenic bacteria is also reported for the first time in this paper. Pharmacol Ther 1991 Dec;52(3):331-63
Angelicins, Angular Analogs Of Psoralens: Chemistry, Photochemical, Photobiological And Phototherapeutic Properties.
Bordin F, Dall'Acqua F, Guiotto A.
Department of Pharmaceutical Science of Padua University, Centro di Studio sulla Chimica del Farmaco e dei Prodotti Biologicamente Attivi del C.N.R., Italy.
and some of its derivatives are naturally occurring compounds which show interesting
properties. In this review various aspects of angelicin and its derivatives have been reported. The natural occurrence and the chemical synthesis both of naturally occurring and synthetic angelicins have been reviewed. Photochemical and photophysical properties of angelicins have been considered with particular reference to the capacity to generate active forms of oxygen, photoreactions with nucleic acids, proteins and unsaturated fatty acids. Photobiological effects have been considered: skin phototoxicity, antiproliferative effects, genotoxicity, ability to induce hemolysis in erythrocytes, inactivation of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganism and of viruses. The ability of some angelicins to induce photocarcinogenesis has been reviewed as well as in the activity as photochemotherapeutic agents. J Altern Complement Med 2000 Dec;6(6):557-9
The Effect Of A Traditional Chinese Prescription For A Case Of Lung Carcinoma.
Kamei T, Kumano H, Iwata K, Nariai Y, Matsumoto T.
Shimane Institute of Health Science, Izumo, Japan. email@example.com
To examine the effectiveness of Ninjin Yoei To (NYT; Ren-Shen-Yang-Rong-Tang in Chinese medicine; Kotaro Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Osaka, Japan), one of the traditional herbal medicines, against lung carcinoma. SETTING: The Nursing Center Himawari DESIGN, PATIENT, AND PREPARATION: The regular dosage of NYT (15 g/d) was prescribed for 7 weeks to one elderly patient with lung carcinoma. The daily standard dose of NYT is prepared from dried extract obtained from 12 crude natural substances, ginseng, cinnamon bark, Japanese angelica root, astragalus root, peony root, citrus unshiu peel, rehmannia root, polygala root, atractylodes rhizome, schisanda fruit, poria sclerotium, and glycyrrhiza. NYT is certified by the Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare. RESULTS: The tumor marker levels (CEA and CA19-9) decreased and the scores of yin-yang and xu-shi inverted from negative and positive during 7 weeks. The patient's cough disappeared and her appetite recovered. CONCLUSION: NYT has a positive effect on life expectancy for patients with malignancy. The diagnostic scoring system in yin-yang and xu-shi and prescription of Chinese herb may be available to gain control over a patient's health.
Effect Of Angelica On The Expressional Changes Of Cytokines In Endothelial Cells Induced By Hyperlipidemic Serum.
Jing-Ping OY, Baohua W, Yongming L, Lei W, Jingwei Y.
Department of Pathophysiology, Medical College of Wuhan University, Wuhan, 430071, P.R. China. firstname.lastname@example.org
The aim of this article was to examine the protective effect of Chinese traditional medicine angelica on human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs, ECV304) from injury induced by hyperlipidemic serum (HLS) and to study the underlying mechanism. Spectrophotometer and immunocytochemical methods were used to detect the content of nitric oxide (NO) in suspension and expression of intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1), transforming growth factor beta1 (TGFbeta1), basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) on the cell surface, respectively. After incubated with 50 microl/ml HLS for 24 hours, expression of ICAM-1 and bFGF in ECs was significantly increased, while expression of TGFbeta1 and the release of NO from ECs were significantly decreased. All these effect of HLS on ECs can be reversed by angelica significantly. The above effect of angelica may be related to its anti-atherosclerotic action. Our findings provided experimental basement for the clinical application of angelica to prevent the development of atherosclerosis.
Clin Hemorheol Microcirc 2001;24(3):201-5
Effects Of An Angelica Extract On Human Erythrocyte Aggregation, Deformation And Osmotic Fragility.
Wang X, Wei L, Ouyang JP, Muller S, Gentils M, Cauchois G, Stoltz JF.
Group Cell and Tissue Mechanics and Engineering, LEMTA - UMR 7563 CNRS/INPL/UHP, 54500 Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy, France. email@example.com
In Chinese traditional medicine, angelica is widely used for its known clinical effects of ameliorating blood microcirculation. But the mechanism of these beneficial effects still remains unclear. In this work the rheological behaviour of human erythrocytes treated by angelica was studied in vitro. Normal RBCs incubated with an angelica extract at different concentrations (5, 10 or 20 mg/ml) for 60 min at 37 degrees C and then their aggregation, deformation and osmotic fragility were measured with different recently developed optical techniques, namely Erythroaggregometer (Regulest, Florange, France), LORCA (Mechatronics, Amsterdam) and Fragilimeter (Regulest, Florange, France). Experimental results show that angelica (20 mg/ml) significantly decreased normal RBCs' aggregation speed (p<0.01) and could inhibit the hyperaggregability caused by dextran 500. However, the strength of normal RBCs aggregates were not influenced by angelica. When a calcium ionophore A23187 (1.9 microM) was used to harden cell membrane, angelica (20 mg/ml) could significantly (p<0.01) protect erythrocytes against the loss of their deformability even it had no effects on normal RBCs deformation. Finally angelica (5 and 10 mg/ml) decreased significantly (p<0.01) normal RBCs osmotic fragility. In conclusion angelica plays a rheologically active role on human erythrocytes, and this study suggests a possible mechanism for angelica's positive effects against certain cardiovascular diseases.
Arch Pharm Res 1991 Mar;14(1):87-92
Pharmacological Activities Of Water Extracts Of Umbelliferae Plants.
Kim CM, Heo MY, Kim HP, Sin KS, Pachaly P.
College of Pharmacy, Kangweon National Univ., Chuncheon, Korea.
In order to evaluate the pharmacological activities of Chinese medicine, nine Umbelliferae plants were selected and their restoring activity against dexamethasone-induced disorders, liver protective activity, antimicrobial activity, anti-inflammatory activity and antimutagenic activity were tested and compared. Angelica dahurica. Angelica acutiloba and Ostericum koreanum showed various activities in these tests at the dose used in this study.
"Ashita-Ba", Angelica keiskei Koidz. (Umbelliferae)
Analysis of Non-Polar Extracts
Archangelicin - Angelicin and some of its derivatives are naturally occurring compounds which show interesting photobiological properties. In this review various aspects of angelicin and its derivatives have been reported. The natural occurrence and the chemical synthesis both of naturally occurring and synthetic angelicins have been reviewed. Photochemical and photophysical properties of angelicins have been considered with particular reference to the capacity to generate active forms of oxygen, photoreactions with nucleic acids, proteins and unsaturated fatty acids. Photobiological effects have been considered: skin phototoxicity, antiproliferative effects, genotoxicity, ability to induce hemolysis in erythrocytes, inactivation of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganism and of viruses. The ability of some angelicins to induce photocarcinogenesis has been reviewed as well as in the activity as photochemotherapeutic agents.
J Altern Complement Med 2000 Dec;6(6):557-98(S),9(R)-9-angeloyloxy-8,9-dihydrooroselol
4-hydroxyderricin Anti-tumor-promoting activity in mouse skin carcinogenesis via the modulation of calmodulin involved systems - Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo) 1991 Jun;39(6):1604-5 Antibacterial activity against gram-positive pathogenic bacteria. - Pharmacol Ther 1991 Dec;52(3):331-63
Xanthoangelol anti-tumor-promoting activity in mouse skin carcinogenesis via the modulation of calmodulin involved systems - Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo) 1991 Jun;39(6):1604-5 Antibacterial activity against gram-positive pathogenic bacteria. - Pharmacol Ther 1991 Dec;52(3):331-63 A novel chalcone named Ashitaba-Chalcone
In Chinese traditional medicine, angelica is widely used for its known clinical effects of ameliorating blood microcirculation. But the mechanism of these beneficial effects still remains unclear. angelica plays a rheologically active role on human erythrocytes, and this study suggests a possible mechanism for angelica's positive effects against certain cardiovascular diseases. Arch Pharm Res 1991 Mar;14(1):87-92
Pharmacological Activities Of Water Extracts Of Umbelliferae Plants. Kim CM, Heo MY, Kim HP, Sin KS, Pachaly P. College of Pharmacy, Kangweon National Univ., Chuncheon, Korea.
In order to evaluate the pharmacological activities of Chinese medicine, nine Umbelliferae plants were selected and their restoring activity against dexamethasone-induced disorders, liver protective activity, antimicrobial activity,
activity were tested and compared. Angelica dahurica. Angelica acutiloba and Ostericum koreanum showed various activities in these tests at the dose used in this study.
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