Ashitaba's scientific name, Angelica Keiskei Koidzumi, comes from the Latin name for "angel," most likely due to its "heavenly", well known health benefits that have given it such notoriety. The inhabitants of Hachijo Island are well known for their longevity, having some of the longest life spans on earth (i.e. many commonly live well into their 90's in good health). Ashitaba has been an integral part of their diet for hundreds of years.
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Ashitaba is a lush green plant that has its origins in the northern Japanese island of Hachijo where the warm tropical currents pass by on their way North to meet the cold Arctic waters of the Pacific. Its name means "tomorrow's leaf," aptly termed due to its ability to reproduce its green stem and leaf almost on a daily basis, exhibiting a strong energetic life force orQi.
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