Fayston Forager, LLC, offers wild-harvested, fresh-processed Japanese Knotweed Tincture. This tincture is made in small batches, using nutrient-dense, old-growth rhizomes from a select and pristine location in the heart of the Green Mountains of Vermont. Each rhizome is hand-selected for size and health, and the deep orange flesh is hand-shaved and processed with healing intent, and a whole lot of love. The resulting tincture is very potent and half of your prescribed dosage may be sufficient.
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Japanese Knotweed Tincture
Ingredients: Old-growth, wild-harvested Japanese Knotweed rhizomes; grain alcohol, Vermont spring water.
Suggested dosage: 20-40 drops (a half to full dropperful), 1-3 times per day. A one ounce bottle contains about 29-30 dropperfuls, thus if taking 35-40 drops (one dropperful) per day, a one ounce bottle will last about one month. Read more.
**Note: As old-growth rhizomes are processed fresh and especially nutrient-dense, half of your prescribed dosage may be sufficient. ** Also note: Great care is taken in selecting a pristine location (on the edge of pastures that have been organically-managed for decades, far from roads, industrial agriculture, or industry); timing of harvest; along with careful selection of beautiful, healthy, powerful, large, old-growth rhizomes. The healing power of this plant is especially palpable when harvesting and processing. This work is accomplished with gratitude and a vast and humble appreciation for the wisdom of nature. Read more here.
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Consult your healthcare provider before taking this product. Do not take if pregnant or nursing or if taking blood thinners. Also note: research indicates Japanese Knotweed may be helpful for some types of cancers and cancer treatments, but may not be helpful for all cancer types.
Japanese Knotweed tincture can be found at the following shops in the Mad River Valley and central Vermont:
- Bristol Discount Beverage and Redemption
- East Warren Community Market
- Elevation Physical Therapy
- Harvest Market
- Mad River Taste Place ** (click here for online purchase with other VT products!)
- Morrisville Food Coop
- Mountain Rose
- The Roots Farm Market
- Village Grocery
- Warren Store
Wild-Harvested Japanese Knotweed Tincture is a potent source of RESVERATROL, the “anti-aging” supplement. Japanese Knotweed (or Hu Zhang, or ploygonum cuspidatum) is often used in the holistic treatment of Lyme disease. It has been used for thousands of years to promote health and vitality. Serendipitously, as Vermont’s population ages and as Lyme disease becomes more prevalent, nature has provided help in the form of the Japanese Knotweed that has become prevalent in the landscape in our region.
Japanese Knotweed tincture is an anti-inflammatory and powerful anti-microbial (anti-viral/fungal/bacterial/spirochetal) that is used to:
- help fight bacterial/viral/fungal infections
- ease Lyme symptoms
- reduce arthritis pain and swelling
- promote cardiovascular health
- promote cognitive health
- increase blood flow, especially to heart, joints, eyes, skin
- and more…
The bark and deep orange fiber from local, wild-harvested, old-growth Japanese Knotweed rhizomes (a potent source of resveratrol) is hand-shaved and chopped into fine pieces. Extraction methods follow Stephen Buhner, author of Healing Lyme, and Steven Martyn/ The Sacred Gardener protocols and processes to maximize the medicinal potency of this tincture, which is made in small batches, using 80-100 proof grain alcohol and pure Vermont spring water. As old-growth rhizomes are processed fresh and especially nutrient-dense, half of your prescribed dosage may be sufficient.
This NIH study analyzed the antiviral activities of resveratrol against MERS-CoV infection. The study found that resveratrol is a potent anti-MERS agent in vitro, and can be a potential antiviral agent against MERS-CoV infection in the near future.
Timothy Lee Scott (2010), in his book Invasive Plant Medicine, notes that Japanese Knotweed (polygonum cuspidatum) “(It) contains the compounds resveratrol, trans-resveratrol, polydatin, and emodian, which have been shown to possess antimicrobial, anti-infalmmatory, antioxidant, and regenerative properties, and is very good at ridding the body of deep infections and toxins, especially in hard-to-reach places.” (p. 228)
And special thanks to Rosemary Gladstar for alerting me to this article: Japanese knotweed could be more effective than antibiotics at tackling the growing problem of Lyme disease. Additionally, “Japanese knotweed, an Asian traditional medicine, contains polyphenol resveratrol which is found to have anti-tumour and anti-inflammatory effects and protects the nervous system and heart.” See also this article from Medical News Today. “The researchers note that the ones with the highest antibacterial activity directed against B. burgdorferi were Ghanaian quinine and Japanese knotweed.”
Recently, Stephen Buhner, author of Healing Lyme, and Herbal Antivirals has developed a protocol for the coronavirus. Japanese Knotweed is an important component, along with many herbs. Here are links with Buhner’s information on responding to the coronavirus:
Open the embedded links in this section, and here, to learn more about how resveratrol-rich Japanese Knotweed has the potential for improving cognitive and cardio-vascular functions; and it’s antioxidant and anti- inflammatory properties; and so much more. This NIH publication notes, “Resveratrol is a naturally occurring polyphenolic antioxidant that has received massive attention for its potential health benefits, including anticarcinogenesis, anti-aging and antimicrobial properties. The compound is well tolerated by humans and in recent years has been widely used as a nutraceutical… Resveratrol displays antimicrobial activity against a surprisingly wide range of bacterial, viral and fungal species.”
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