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Japanese Knotweed capsules by Julia Behrens

Japanese Knotweed capsules by Julia Behrens

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Japanese knotweed, one of the most popular herbs in the Chinese pharmacopeia (and known as Hu Zhang), was introduced to the United Kingdom in 1825 as an ornamental shrub. Japanese knotweed, Fallopia japonica, has also been classified as Polygonum cuspi- datum and Reynoutria japonica.

Fallopia japonica


The Chinese use Japanese knotweed as
a tonic to improve vitality and health and to
treat fungal infections, burns, cardiovascular,
respiratory, and neurodegenerative disorders, cancers, diabetes, and hair loss. It is a rich source of resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant.

Action: Analgesic, anticancer, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidative, antispirochetal, antitussive, antiviral, astringent, capillary stimulant, cytokine modulator, diuretic, expectorant, immune modulator, immune stimulant, immunomodulator, laxative, neuroregenerative, protects liver and central nervous system.

Modern use

Lyme disease: Japanese knotweed has a broad-spectrum antibacterial activity effective against spirochetes. It is one of the main ingredients in Buhner’s Lyme disease protocol.39 It is particularly useful in crossing the blood–brain barrier, reducing oxidative stress and inflammation in the brain.

Japanese knotweed is high in resveratrol. It shows significant results (in vitro) in reducing Borrelia burgdorferi and B. garinii biofilm and breaking down gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria.

Scientists have also found that emodin, a compound found in Japanese knotweed, improves immune function by increasing the production of natural killer cells, B cells, and T cells, and protects the liver and the brain from inflammation.


SUPPLEMENT FACTS Serving Size - 1 x 400mg capsule Ingredients Amount per serving % Daily Value Fallopia japonica 400mg * Japanese Knotweed Root * Daily Value not established Other Ingredients: Plant cellulose capsule (HPMC)

FOOD SUPPLEMENT Store in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight. Do not exceed recommended daily dose - please see instructions below. If you are pregnant or breast feeding or are unsure if this product is suitable for you, please speak to us or your healthcare practitioner before use. Not to be taken as an alternative to a balanced diet. Keep out of reach of children. Suitable for vegans and vegetarians. Free from dairy and gluten.

60 capsules

DIRECTIONS: Take 2-4 capsules per day or as directed by your health practitioner. Exercise caution when simultaneously using anticoagulants due to resveratol’s potential to thin the blood. Refrain from using resveratol during pregnancy. Speak to a practitioner for advice.


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