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.
Japanese Knotweed is a significant source of resveratrol (polygonum cuspidatum) and the tinctured or powdered rhizomes are often used as part of a treatment protocol for Lyme and related co-infections; to promote healthy cognitive and cardiovascular functions; and more. Interestingly, Japanese Knotweed’s invasion of our landscape coincides with the increasing prevalence (epidemic) of Lyme disease. And, now there is a potent local source for Japanese Knotweed tincture available in local shops. Please visit the home page to learn more, order Fayston Forager’s Japanese Knotweed Tincture online, and for a list of retailers.
The Mad River Valley has a thriving local economy. Our access to premium-quality locally-grown and/or produced cheeses, produce, meats, beer, butter, wine, alcohols, chocolates, baked goods, herbal products, medicinals, and so much more, is incredibly impressive. Also impressive is the collaborative way local retailers and producers work together to promote each other. Thanks to all of you who are part of this resilient local economy, and also thanks to the many town groups and volunteers that are working to manage Japanese Knotweed without toxic chemicals. Everything is connected and we all are beneficiaries of our collaborative, forward-thinking community.