Before we even begin to tell you what these health benefits hold for you, it would be a good idea to provide you with a brief background sketch. Because, let’s be honest, ashitaba sounds rather exotic and most folks reading this story tonight have probably never heard of it. We can be honest too by saying that it wasn’t till very recently that we had heard about the magnificent Kenko Ashitaba tree. But why purchase ashitaba trees?
And what health benefits are in stall for us if we keep these trees in our backyard? Truth be told, it is quite possible to purchase ashitaba seeds and start planting your own tree. But ideally, you would have to be a true nature lover and preferably one with a good set of green fingers. Because there are a few challenges to negotiate when first preparing the soil for ashitaba trees. There is the important matter of climate and humidity conditions to consider, first and foremost.
And these hardy plants, perennials otherwise, need lots of water to thrive when grown under the ideal conditions. So, if you are living in a dry, fairly arid region, or your area is going through a drought right now, you can pretty much forget about this enterprise for now. But you can still purchase its harvest. The harvest in question is the phenomenally healthy ashitaba green tea. Speaking of green tea as such, tests have revealed that the antioxidant content variety of the ashitaba tea leaves is far more potent than other widely available green teas.
To highlight the health benefits of using ashitaba tea, we decided to elevate the narratives of at least two satisfied customers. The first customer was suffering from heartburn, while the next customer has diabetes. Customer number one was conducting research on how to get rid of the perennial heartburn. She decided to variegate her ashitaba tea with her favorite mint tea and breakfast orange juice. She says that as a natural alternative, ashitaba has worked wonders for her.
The diabetic customer has fortunately converted to the holistic lifestyle. Speaking to a guru, if you will, she was told how effective ashitaba was in lowering A1C and controlling those blood sugar fluctuations. Today, she adds ashitaba to her vegetable soups and protein enriched organic eggs. She has reported that her A1C count has dropped significantly. She has now become a convert of the ashitaba tree and all its holistic health benefits.
The ashitaba tree originated from the southern islands of Japan. Today, it is still being farmed organically, not just in Japan, but in other regions of the world where the climate and humidity is ideal. No pesticides or herbicides are every used during the farming process. When the tealeaves are harvested, low heating processes enable farmers to retain its essential nutrients and enzymes.
Ashitaba reduces blood cholesterol levels and is also effective in reducing stress and anxiety levels.