Japanese Knotweed

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   Posted 10/1/2008 3:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Has anyone here tried Japanese Knotweed?  Dr B says its works well?

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   Posted 10/2/2008 6:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I took 1 tablet/day (I got the brand and name of product that Buhner recommends in his book) for about a week before my gut shut itself down. It may have been responsible for the gut trouble due to die-off/neurotoxin overload. Now we're trying to figure out how to detox my nerves so I can get back to treating the Lyme again. It is a strong herb, so be careful.
Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, Anemia, Lymphopenia, intermittant Pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; Currently TPN-dependent.
Meds:  Zofran, Pulmicort, Vitamin B12 Shots, Heparin (to flush PICC line).

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   Posted 9/20/2012 2:54 AM (GMT -7)   
knotweed...Its really a big problem for me. whenever i have visit my lawn i got some type of allergy on my skin. But i am really confused is this because of weeds or any think else..


Post Edited (brisscoss) : 9/20/2012 3:57:36 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 9/20/2012 5:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Has anyone found a good place to buy it that doesn't cost so much?

Here is the page where Buhner talks about his revised herb sources:


Apparently, he has a new book coming out this fall with his revised protocol.

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   Posted 9/20/2012 6:27 AM (GMT -7)   
I buy our Japanese Knotweed from iHerb.  It costs $11 for 60 tablets.  I buy Source Naturals Resveratrol (made from knotweed, not grapes - iherb carries that one as well), which has 1g polygonum cuspidatum per 2 capsules.  My daughter and I both take 2 per day. 
As Buhner indicates knotweed is a very good anti-inflammatory.  We both take cat's claw as well  and at one point, as we were running low on knotweed, I stopped taking the knotweed and continued only with the cat's claw until our order of knotweed arrived.  After about a week my inflammation from taking cat's claw alone was horrible.  The fluey aches and pains were not fun.  After resuming knotweed the symptoms resolved.  I will not be taking cat's claw (or any other immune stimulant) again without taking knotweed - learned my lesson!
I don't think Japanese knotweed is known to cause allergic skin reactions, but everyone is different.  It is edible if you know what you are doing.    
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