The carrot of youth

The carrot of youth

A Japanese relative of the carrot might hold the key to longevity, scientists have discovered.

The flowering ashitaba (Angelica keiskei) plant, traditionally used in Asian medicine, contains a flavonoid called 4,4’-dimethoxychalcone, or DMC. European researchers discovered the substance’s superior health benefits when testing 180 subclasses of flavonoids for their anti-ageing properties.


Published in Cosmos Magazine.

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