Ashitaba hails from the “Apiaceae” family of foods that includes cumin, cilantro, celery, carrots, dill, fennel, and parsley. It has a milder taste, closer to celery root or guava leaves, rather than spinach or kale. For hundreds of years, this plant has been used as a natural homemade remedy by many people around the world. It was found to possess a treasure of health benefits that are attributed to its 11 vitamins, 13 minerals, carotene, proteins, saponins, germanium, glycosides, fiber, chlorophyll, enzymes, coumarins, and a rare type of flavonoid called chalcones.
When consumed as a tea, Ashitaba can help improve our overall health.
Below are the primary reasons why we should be drinking this incredible tea.
Helps Detoxify The Blood
Blood detoxification removes impurities from the blood in the liver where toxins are processed for elimination. It is said to be the key to living a healthy life. Since it is packed with vitamin B12 and chlorophyll, it can help in the formation of red blood cells and hemoglobin without putting any strain in our liver.
Helps Relieve Pain
Ashitaba tea has been used to help treat joint and muscle pain as well as other aches the body may experience. This effect is mainly attributed to its anti-inflammatory properties, high antioxidant content, and various vitamins.
Helps Improve Sleep
It was found that Ashitaba contains melatonin, an antioxidizing agent that made by the pineal gland. Melatonin fights off free radicals and can help us have a sound and restful sleep.
Helps You Attain A Stronger And Powerful Immune System
Ashitaba tea is loaded with antioxidants that are necessary for a healthy, active, and effective immune system. Its antioxidants are in higher quantities as compared to that of green tea and other food sources. By regularly drinking the tea, we’ll be able to fight against life-threatening illnesses and chronic pain, maximize our potential health and ensure that our body is using its immune system to the best of its ability.
Helps Improve Digestion
Having a healthy digestive system is necessary for our overall nourishment and health. Ashitaba tea facilitates effective digestion, helps relax bowels, improve bowel movements, and helps the body release excess water.
Helps Support Our Nerves
Consumption of Ashitaba tea can stimulate the production of Nerve Growth Factor (NGF), a protein the supports the foundations of nerve cells and their systems. Moreover, its B vitamins also contribute to nerve heath which is necessary for better and longer-lasting memory.
How To Make Ashitaba Tea?
Ashitaba tea can be prepared using either a powdered form of its tea leaves or full dried tea leaves.
- 3 grams of Ashitaba leaves
- 2 Cups Water
- Honey To taste (Optional)
- Bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a saucepan and pour it over 3 grams of dry ashitaba leaves in a teapot or infuser.
- Allow the mixture to steep for approximately 5 minutes.
- Strain the leaves and serve hot. Add honey to taste, if desired.