Japanese plant Ashitaba eaten by Samurai may hold key to slowing down ageing


A Japanese plant which folklore suggested was the key to a long, healthy life, could really be the secret to slowing down ageing.

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Ashitaba plant slows down ageing and was given to samurai in Japan. Amana image RF

The rare angelica keiskei koidzumi – known as ashitaba – has been a staple of Samurai diets for millennia, and has such rejuvenating properties that if a leaf is cut off in the morning it will start to grow back by the following day.

Now scientists looking for compounds which could slow ageing have discovered that one of the best can be found in the ashitaba plant, which translates as ‘tomorrow’s leaf.

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[Nature, Telegraph]


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