Japanese Knotweed Tincture
Japanese Knotweed is an incredibly invasive and damaging plant and nearly impossible to remove once she sets roots. She's so strong that she's been known to destroy the foundations of houses - it's even illegal to sell a house that has Japanese Knotweed in England.
So why take her as medicine?? Well, I firmly believe that plants find us and grow when and where they are needed most. And Japanese Knotweed is an amazing immune system ally also has affinities for the Cardiovascular, Musculoskeletal, Urinary and Respiratory systems. She is a beautiful analgesic (pain reliever), antimicrobial, antioxidant, cardiovascular tonic, circulatory stimulant, immune stimulant, diuretic and expectorant.
Oh, and she's amazing at helping with Lyme Disease symptoms! Her anti-spirochetal/antibacterial properties help alleviate Lyme by facilitating blood flow to areas that are difficult to reach the different tick-borne bacteria (spirochetes), inhibiting the inflammatory pathway by decreasing the body's cytokine response and reducing immune system's reaction to the endotoxins released from the bacteria dying off (aka: Herxheimer reactions - an intensified inflammatory response that feels like you're getting worse vs. better).
According to Stephen Harrod Buhner "Japanese knotweed enhances and modulates immune function, is active against a number of bacteria…, is anti-inflammatory for both bacterial and arthritic inflammations, protects the body against endotoxin damage, helps reduce Herxheimer reactions, and is a cardio-protector. Polygonum cuspidatum's constituents cross the blood-brain barrier where they exert actions on the central nervous system: anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, as protectants against oxidative and microbial damage, and as calming agents. The herb specifically protects the brain from inflammatory damage, microbial endotoxins, and bacterial infections. Knotweed enhances blood flow, especially to the eye, heart, skin, and joints. This makes it especially useful in Lyme as it facilitates blood flow to the areas that are difficult to reach to kill the spirochetes."
Pretty awesome, right?
To use: Take 1-2 droppers orally up to 4 times a day as needed.
If you're following the Buhner's Protocol for Lyme Disease, please consult your medical professional for proper dosage. You will need the 8oz bottle for a one-month supply, which I am offering at a sweet discount per fluid oz!
Ingredients: Organic non-GMO and gluten free alcohol, wildcrafted whole Japanese Knotweed root (Polygonum cuspidatum), love and light.
Use caution if on blood thinners or are prone to kidney stones. Do not use if pregnant, as it can affect fetal blood vessel formation and development.
Please consult your doctor if you have any medical conditions or are on any prescription medications
This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.