Spotlight: Gynura Procumbens (Fake Ashitaba)

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This medicinal plant inhabits China, Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia. Known as “Longevity spinach” or “leaves of life”, it’s not the same as Ashitaba. Ashitaba is prized for it’s high concentration of chalcones and it’s outstanding anti-oxidant properties. Although Gynura is a great leafy green, it isn’t on the same level as Ashitaba. Gynura contains amino acids, carotenoids, alkaloids and essential oils. It has wide ranging applications: lowers blood pressure and blood sugar, protects from herpes and cancer, stomach ulcers and more. Source:

EDEN Tip: After four years of testing, all attempts to propagate Japanese Ashitaba have failed. Click the button below to read more about Japanese Ashitaba at EDEN.