Ashitaba Tea / gram
Ashitaba literally translated as "Tomorrow's Leaf" because of the ability of the plant to grow new leaves in a matter of a few days (4-5 in real life). Its healing properties were described in several Chinese books. Some also named it as wild cellery.
you can eat it raw as salad, add in your soup or smoothie or drink it as tea.
Ashitaba Tea are also known for helping a more effective weight loss diet.
How Does it Taste?
This herbal tea has a flavor similar to green tea with a hint of celery, but it does not contain caffeine. It will taste bitter at first, but some claim they are craving for more after trying once.
Here is how to prepare a cup of healthy ashitaba tea:
• Step 1: Bring 1 cup of water to the boil
• Step 2: Place 1 teaspoon of crushed dry leaves.
• Step 3: Pour the boiling water into the cup and let the herb steep for five to 10 minutes.
• Step 4: Sip and enjoy at a temperature you can tolerate.
• Step 5: Add Honey for a more enjoyable healthy drink.
Other Ashitaba tea and plant benefits include:
- Lower blood pressure
- Increase good (HDL) cholesterol
- Decrease triglyceride levels (associated with heart disease and diabetes)
- Improve immunity through antioxidant effects
- Decrease inflammation
- Prevent ulcers
- Has strong antioxidant properties
- Repairs DNA
- Stimulates and Increases Nerve Growth Factor
- Rich in B vitamins, especially B12 which: strengthens the immune system, accelerates the production of blood cells, increases the production of human growth hormones
- Increases energy levels
- Ashitaba Leaves and Steams Contain the Following Vitamins and Minerals: Vitamin B12; Vitamin C; B-Carotene; Potassium; Anti-oxidants; Saponins; Amino acids; Protein; Calcium; Iron.