Japanese Knotweed’s (Resveratrol’s) Anti-Microbial and Immune Boosting Benefits, February 2020
With the hype about the coronavirus and flu season, there are many natural remedies that can help boost your immune system and ward off infections. It turns out that resveratrol can be an effective aid to add to your “toolkit”. 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.… Resveratrol displays antimicrobial activity against a surprisingly wide range of bacterial, viral and fungal species.” 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.
Locally we have a very potent source of resveratrol readily available via Japanese Knotweed Tincture produced by Fayston Forager. Please visit faystonforager.com to learn more and find a list of local retailers who carry this product.
Thank you, and be well!
Japanese Knotweed Dosages & Benefits, December 2019
Japanese Knotweed, a local and potent source of Resveratrol, is a powerful anti microbial and anti inflammatory supplement. It can help ease arthritis pain and swelling associated with inflammation; help ease Lyme symptoms; promote well-being after holiday excesses; and so much more.
A typical adult dosage is a half to full dropperful (20-40 drops) per day. A one ounce bottle contains about 29-30 dropperfuls, which is typically a one to two month supply. Thus, if a one ounce bottle sells for $20, the cost of taking a daily dose is about 34-69 cents per day. (Some sensitive and/or smaller folks only need a quarter dropper full a day to experience benefits.)
When fighting infections (such as Lyme), a health care provider may prescribe a higher dosage.
I’ve personally had great success with stopping the onset of a cold or flu by taking two dropperfuls of the Japanese Knotweed tincture every two hours for a half day or so.
Please visit faystonforager.com for a list of local shops who carry this locally produced and healing Japanese Knotweed Tincture.
Thank you, and be well!!
Ticks Still Active, September 2019
Ticks prefer moist shady areas and the adult tick is active throughout the fall months. According to NYS (health.nys.gov) the larger adult tick emerges in fall, with a peak in October through November. Both male and female adults find and feed on a host during this time. This site also notes ticks can be active when ground temperatures are 45 degrees or higher.
Thus, it’s important to be Tick-Aware throughout the autumn months. See this link (https://www.healthvermont.gov/disease-control/tickborne-diseases/prevent-tick-bites-tickborne-diseases) for tips to minimize exposure to ticks. Also, find Fayston Forager Natural Tick Repellent at many local shops (see faystonforager.com for more information and where to find products).
Lyme disease is caused by bacteria transmitted by ticks and can reek havoc with your body. Locally, we have a potent source of Resveratrol available via the Japanese Knotweed Tincture produced by Fayston Forager. According to https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/30825504/ “Resveratrol displays antimicrobial activity against a surprisingly wide range of bacterial, viral and fungal species.” This site also 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.” Japanese Knotweed has become an important component of many Lyme treatment protocols. Look for the orange labels and learn more at faystonforager.com.
Planning a trip to a sunny climate? Fayston Forager also produces a 100% organic sunscreen which contains non-nano zinc oxide (eco and body safe); red raspberry seed and carrot seed oils. (Stir the contents before use as the zinc oxide sometimes settles to the bottom of the jar.) It is wise to consider the ingredients in any product you put on your skin. The website ewg.org/skindeep provides a wealth of information if you’d like to learn more on this topic.
Japanese Knotweed: Anti-inflammatory, August 2019
Japanese Knotweed Tincture, a potent and local source of Resveratrol, can be effective at reducing inflammation in your body. This article provides more information: https://bodynutrition.org/japanese-knotweed/
Japanese Knotweed Benefits, June 2019
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. See faystonforager.com to learn more about the tincture and to find the local shops that carry the Japanese Knotweed tincture. Look also for the organic sunscreen and natural tick repellent.
Japanese Knotweed Benefits, May 2019
Japanese Knotweed is a significant source of resveratrol 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 (along with a natural tick repellent and an organic sunscreen). Please see FaystonForager.com for a list of retailers and for more information.
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.