…and a HUGE shout out to all the front line workers who are keeping us supplied and providing services: Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, and be well!!
While the world focuses on the coronavirus pandemic, practicing kindness and gratitude for what we do have is helpful on so many fronts.
One resource that is particularly abundant in our region is Japanese Knotweed (ploygonum cuspidatum), a potent source of resveratrol and more. It’s healing and antimicrobial (anti-viral/bacterial/fungal/spirochetal) properties have been used for thousands of years.
Could it be that this plant has become prominent in our landscape right when it can be of help?
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)
Recently, Stephen Buhner, author of Healing Lyme, and Herbal Antivirals has developed a protocol for this new coronavirus. Japanese Knotweed (polygonum cuspidatum) is an important component, along with other herbs. Here are two links with Buhner’s information on responding to the coronavirus:
Always consult with your health care provider, and do what is best for YOUR body! Doing all we can to keep a healthy body, mind and spirit is our best defense, and fosters our best response.
Thank you, and be well!
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