A Review of the Medicinal Uses and Pharmacology of Ashitaba.

  title={A Review of the Medicinal Uses and Pharmacology of Ashitaba.},
  author={Lindsay K. Caesar and Nadja B. Cech},
  journal={Planta medica},
  volume={82 14},
Angelica keiskei Koidzumi, or ashitaba, is a popular botanical medicine in Japan containing diverse bioactive components including prenylated chalcones, linear and angular coumarins, and flavanones. This review provides an overview of the current knowledge of ashitaba metabolites and their biological activities to prioritize future studies. Ashitaba is purported to possess cytotoxic, antidiabetic, antioxidative, anti-inflammatory, antihypertensive, and antimicrobial properties. Although many in… 

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