Ashitaba Japanese-plant--may-hold-key-to-slowing-ageing

#1

Hi

This plant has been reported to have a wide range of interesting health properties e.g.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2019/02/19/japanese-plant-eaten-samurai-may-hold-key-slowing-ageing/

Has anyone seen it growing in NZ?

#2

this discussion seems a bit spammy. if you want to grow something, maybe check the local nurseries for plants? https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&taxon_id=777001&verifiable=any

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#3

Thanks

Did that, no luck and nothing comes up in NZ for the inaturalist observations

I was advised to ask public forums about it.

#4

if local nurseries don’t have it, you might check out local Asian hotspots and ask around. maybe a visit to a local Buddhist temple or something like that? i know of local sources, but i’m not in NZ, and i’m not sending plants or seeds overseas either. or maybe a local garden club or local farmers?

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#5

Thanks, good suggestion