Ashitaba (Angelica keiskei koidzumi) AKA "Tomorrow Leaf"
Ashitaba, AKA "Tomorrow's leaf" -- is a biennial plant that offers many medicinal properties. It is rich in anti-aging properties that helps maintain smooth, young skin. It is high in vitamin B-12, vitamin C, calcium, iron. Ashitaba helps detoxify the liver and kidneys, strengthen cartilages, bones (osteoporosis) and tendons, purifying blood, improving the immune system, treat hypertension, reducing the risk of cancer and the risk of brain disorders and heart problems.
Many mistaken this Ashitaba with others in the Angelica family. The true Ashitaba (scientific name: Angelica keiskei koidzumi) as you can see in the photo -- the potent/medicinal variety has the yellow sap called Chalcone in the stem when it is more mature. I cut a larger stem of mine to show you in the photo. The base of a fully mature Ashitaba can grow to be 2 feet tall!
♥How to Use♥
The entire plant is edible. The yellow sap is most potent and the leaves can be made or boiled as tea. I would describe the taste of stem as a gin and tonic with a celery stick!
♥How to Grow♥
Ashitaba grows best at 75-85F. It prefers the soil to be a little moist. In Southern California I grow them in the shade and only gets morning sun. Depends on where you live, some people grow them in greenhouses or with a plastic bag covering over the plant to keep it warmer when it's cold. Ashitaba can tolerate up to 20F, but it will go dormant in the winter.
For more info about the care of this plant, please click here: "Plant Care."
♥Size of Plant♥
Plant Height (vary): about 5 inch
The plant you will receive will have 2-3 stalks.
The Ashitaba you will receive is much like the one in the last photo.
Will be shipped in a coconut coir pot and soil so it can get to you as safe as possible. You can place the entire Ashitaba and the pot directly in soil to prevent transplant shock. The roots will grow through the coconut coir and into the new soil.
A care sheet will be included.
♥Our Growing Practice♥
We believe that growing high quality foods require high quality soil; therefore, the ingredients we use for growing are of higher standards compared to the conventional systems. All our plants are grown in full organic soil, GMO FREE, and are not treated with any chemicals or pesticide.
Description is for educational purposes only.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
To my friends in HAWAII -- Since shipping live plants to the State of Hawaii are required to be shipped bare root, or in soil-less medium, I cannot ship this plant since I cannot guarantee the life of it upon arrival. Ashitaba has sensitive roots. If you have any questions, please contact me. Mahalo!
If you are purchasing more than 1 item please contact me for combined shipping rates. Thanks!