Dr. Cowan’s Garden Ashitaba Powder
Our ashitaba is grown in our Napa garden as well as at a small biodynamic farm not far from us. As far as we know, we are the only company selling domestic, biodynamically grown ashitaba.
Ashitaba is perhaps one of the most nutrient-dense vegetables on the planet, containing more Vitamin B6 and B12 than your typical green vegetable. Truly, everyone – especially anyone with a health challenge – should be eating this plant! Studies show that it boosts the immune system, is diuretic, enhances stomach and intestine functions, and has anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. It also contains rich stores of potassium and manganese, which help ease diabetes, and it stimulates nerve growth factor (NGF), which is a protein that maintains the health connection between neurons and the brain.
It even has the power to rejuvenate your body’s cell properties, and many people claim they look younger after regular consumption of ashitaba.
In addition, the chalcones, a yellow pigment found in the Ashitaba stem, is being intensively studied for its anti-cancer properties. We take special care to harvest the stems along with the leaves to insure the best nutrient-phytochemical profile.
Ashitaba has a slightly bitter, slightly nutty, celery-like taste. Once you get used to it, you’ll probably crave it, just as we do. To use, put a teaspoon or so in a tea bag and steep in hot water for a soothing tea. Sprinkle on salads, eggs, rice and quinoa, buttered popcorn, steamed or roasted vegetables, fish or chicken. Add to smoothies, soups, stews, pasta, spaghetti sauce – really, anything you enjoy eating! Our favorite way to use Ashitaba Powder is as a tea with a tablespoon of coconut milk and a teaspoon or so of honey. A dash of cinnamon on top is nice, too.
Eat up to a teaspoon a day.
$45 for 40 gram jar
Net wt. 1.4 oz