Research On Chalcone

The Ashitaba stem contains the thick, sticky-yellow juice, which is not found in other celery plants. This yellow pigment element in Ashitaba is neither flower pigment nor carotene, but rather two kinds of CHALCONE conductors, named "Xanthoangelol" and "4-Hydroxyderricin." 

The main functions of the CHALCONE are: purifies blood, strengthens immune system, monitors cholesterol level, regulates blood pressure, suppresses acid secretion, prevents thrombus, suppresses cytophy, antibacterial, prevents cancer, and promotes metabolism.

The most characteristic element found in Ashitaba is: CHALCONE


CHALCONE conductor contents in "PERCENT" per 100 g

Total % of CHALCONE0.3189

Above Test and Analysis by Osaka University of Pharmacy, published at the 1990 Pharmacology Convention.

Rich, Complete Balanced Nutrition

Besides the unique substance - CHALCONE,  Ashitaba also contains protein, amino acid, vitamins and minerals. Compared to other vegetables, it contains more Potassium, a mineral with diuretic effect. We often hear people say that after eating Ashitaba, urination is especially unimpeded. With this diuretic effect, the blood pressure is lowered.

Let us read the composition table of the Ashitaba, which were sampled and inspected by the Japan Food Analysis Center. 


Vitamin A21300IU
Vitamin B11.15mg
Vitamin B21.97mg
Vitamin B61.11mg
Vitamin B120.04 ug
Vitamin C330mg
Vitamin E25.6mg
(Vitamin H)
28.5 ug
Food Fiber28.1g
Total Carotene38.3mg
Pantothenic Acid3.48mg

The above analysis was done by the Japan FDA OS (28030263)

Benefits of Chalcone

The yellow color of the juice of the Ashitaba is due to pigments known as chalcones, which are flavonoid compounds almost unique to Ashitaba. Chalcones are rarely found anywhere in the natural world! Research has shown that the unique properties of Ashitaba are at least partly due to these unique compounds. All these compounds fall into the general category of plant phenols.  The many potential effects of flavonoids include defending cells against carcinogens, curbing the oxidation of LDL cholesterol and preventing blood clotting. Major flavonoid classes include flavonols, flavanones, catechins, anthocyanins, isoflavones, dihydroflavonols and chalcones.

Chalcones in Ashitaba include xanthoangelol, xanthoangelol E and 4-hydroxyderricin. A great number of clinical trials have been performed with Chalcones to assess their properties and effects. There are no side effects. Chalcones are potent anti-oxidants, and helps to protect the organs from destructive free radicals and slows the aging process on a cellular level.

  Nutrition compares to other vegetables (per 100g)

 The Main functions of Chalcone are:
(This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease)
  • Reduce cholesterol
  • Reduce high blood pressure
  • Reduce blood sugar level
  • Helps fight cancer
  • Reduce allergy and sinus problems
  • Enhances liver and kidney functions
  • Replenishes energy