The resveratrol in Japanese Knotweed (and other plants) is known for its anti-aging properties. “Reverse-it-all” is how some choose to pronounce “resveratrol”. Is it coincidence that as Vermont’s population ages, we have an abundance of a substance that can perhaps ease the discomforts of aging? According to Web MD/resveratrol, early research on resveratrol suggests it might help protect against heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s and diabetes. (Note that Japanese Knotweed is also called Polygonum cuspidatum, and Fallopia japonica. And always note the disclaimers.) For less than the cost of a cup of coffee each day, we have access to a potent tincture made from locally harvested Japanese Knotweed rhizomes.