Why You Should Be On The Lookout For Ashitaba! [VLOG #31]
In today’s VLOG I wanted to share with you Why You Should Be On The Lookout For Ashitaba!
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I hope you are doing amazing. :) Today I’m going to talk about ashitaba, which is a plant you may or may not have heard of up until this point. It’s something that I am so, so impressed with. I want to share how you can source it, where you can find it, how you can use it.
Ashitaba is an Asian plant. It is a super green the way that moringa is. I love ashitaba so much because it’s not bitter the way that moringa is. I absolutely love it. It regenerates very quickly and is very powerful.
The Energy of Botanicals
When we look at a plant, we look at certain energeti properties. The way that this plant is showing up in the world, the way that it grows, lives, cycles and exhibits.
The qualities of the actual plant can impart some of those qualities to us. So this regeneration aspect of ashitaba makes it a super, vitality-enhancing and super rejuvenative plant. And like I said, it is not bitter, which is amazing.
It is full of B vitamins, antioxidants, minerals (like calcium and potassium). It’s incredibly nourishing.
I’ve been talking to one of my teachers about ashitaba, which hails from Asia and specifically in certain parts of Japan. He said, “This makes turmeric look like kid’s play.” (Botanists humor I suppose! :) :) ). Because ashitaba has such rejuvenative properties, it’s also an anti-inflammatory. It’s just this amazing, amazing green and so very powerful.
How to Purchase Ashitaba
You can be on the lookout for ashitaba either in a tea form, which is where we tend to get a lot of greens. Also, certain medicinal plants and botanicals is always an easy way to get it in.
We can get powdered supplements of ashitaba similar to how you could source out moringa powder. Most of us don’t have access to moringa fresh or in it’s whole form, so the powders are also a fantastic way.
Check out ashitaba. Like I said, I love it. I am starting to incorporate some powders on a regular basis, not just when I’m traveling. When I’m traveling for sure, I’ll take greens powders with me. But sometimes on any given day at home, I also like to mix them with water.
I have so much respect for certain botanicals that we’re not getting in the whole form and they’re just so concentrated in nourishment and rejuvenative properties. I want them in my life and I would love for you to have them in your life as well, which is why I like to share the ones I’m really, really passionate about.
Again, check out ashitaba. So high in minerals, antioxidants, and nutrients. It has those qualities to help us rejuvenate and overturn our cells. Ashitaba also keeps us really healthy, energized and really boosts our vitality.
I hope this was helpful. Check out some of the links in the transcript if you’re interested in sourcing. You can simply just make a tea with ashitaba or just mix some ashitaba powder with water or to even throw a little bit in your GGS.