Do you grind Japanese Knotweed youself?

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Olesver
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   Posted 11/23/2016 2:10 PM (GMT -6)   
For a change I've bought a slices version of the Polygonum Cuspidatum for my Buhner Protocol and the powder I've managed to make out of it on my own smells and tastes miles fresher then the pre-powdered form the same seller (nuherbs organic from 1rst Chinese Herbs)

However while doing so I've manage to destroy 3 grinders already. smhair These roots are tough to chew...
What do you use to grind them and how fine do you go with it?

julymorning
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   Posted 11/23/2016 2:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you tried one of the small food processors? I've got a little old Sunbeam one that pulverizes anything I throw at it, as long as there is more than one chunk thrown in.

I've not done knotweed in it though. I get the tincture.
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   Posted 11/23/2016 2:31 PM (GMT -6)   
LOL! I broke the blades on our coffee grinder on knotweed! It was an old one though....

I now use one of these to grind those roots!
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julymorning
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   Posted 11/23/2016 2:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Maybe they should rename it ROCKweed...wow, that's tough stuff!
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Olesver
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   Posted 11/27/2016 10:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Traveler said...
LOL! I broke the blades on our coffee grinder on knotweed! It was an old one though....
I now use one of these to grind those roots!

This one right? /www.amazon.com/Hand-Operated-Grain-VICTORIO-VKP1012/dp/B0018P54TS/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1480304526&sr=8-3&keywords=victorio+mill
How is it holding up? Does it mill into a fine powder?

PeteZa
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   Posted 11/27/2016 11:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I think CD, our mod here, uses a Vitamix.

Olesver
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   Posted 12/8/2016 9:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Finally got that Victorio mill. Well, what can I say, it works and can grind the roots to dust. But it takes ages to prepare a few days worth. Get an audiobook and prepare for an exercise.

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   Posted 12/8/2016 9:44 PM (GMT -6)   
such resourceful peeps!
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   Posted 12/9/2016 6:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Olesver said...
Finally got that Victorio mill. Well, what can I say, it works and can grind the roots to dust. But it takes ages to prepare a few days worth. Get an audiobook and prepare for an exercise.


LOL! That it does!! I'm glad you have found it to work for you as well though. I hope to find a motorized one that will work just as well one day!
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   Posted 12/9/2016 6:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Vitamix grain grinder will grind thru anything in a minute. Expensive but well worth the price with a 7 year warranty.

Psilociraptor
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   Posted 12/3/2017 12:05 PM (GMT -6)   
So can we resurrect this real quick. Anyone who grinds knotweed? Anyone who uses a vitamix? Just got a brand new vitamix but I want to hear a few more success stories before ruining it.

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   Posted 12/3/2017 3:30 PM (GMT -6)   

xfmlg
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   Posted 12/7/2017 2:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Here wife and i make tinctures out of the knotweed. We have a choice. Do we make sawdust out of the knotweed root or are wood chips of knotweed ok to soak in that 90% alcohol. The tool is our brand new carpenter's table saw. First, make sure that it is clean of all other kinds of sawdust like from cedar, spruce, oak, maple etc. (I know that cedar sawdust can kill you.) Set up the table saw and place it on a clean bed sheet right in the middle of the sheet. To make knotweed sawdust, take that root and make sawdust by cutting off just the saw blade width each time you run the root through the saw. Be very carefull that you do not cut your fingertips off. That would be very carefull. At the end, clean the saw out with a bristle broom and let that saw dust fall onto the bed sheet. Remove the saw, and presto you have a pile of knotweed sawdust on the sheet. Remove the sawdust from the sheet and presto, you can process that saw dust. We now do a mixture of this method. I cut up the knotweed roots into chunk size bits of say 1/4" thick and when we are soaking those chips, they are together with the sawdust we have collected from the cutting. Note, do not let your wife see all of this work. My dear wife freaks out every time i do this because this process needs real carefull finger dexterity, otherwise you could lose a finger or more. I do it when she is gone to the store or something and then she is happy that the chore is done and my fingers are in one piece. Good luck with this method. xfmlg
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windspiritdancer
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   Posted 3/29/2018 7:53 PM (GMT -6)   
this may not be "legitimate", but i simmer the roots into a nice strong tea. i just don't have any way to grind them. but ya know, it eliminated my lyme symptoms for 8 months straight! i occasionally added cat's claw and eleuthro, but mostly this has been it. and then a few weeks ago i was unable to dig more knotweed in the frozen ground, so i was a week without it (as well as unusually exhausted and stressed and eating some sugar) and symptoms returned, darn it... i had been hoping i might have beaten the buggies altogether! i started getting neuropathy down my arm and leg, but as soon as i resumed the tea a few days ago, these symptoms are quickly diminishing. just got buhner's newer book, so i'm going to tighten up my protocol, but i do have to say that the tea has been miraculous... and free! wishing wellness to you all....

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   Posted 3/31/2018 11:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi windspiritdancer! Welcome to our community.

I missed your post a couple days ago...sorry!

Sounds like you're getting good results with the Buhner herbs for lyme.
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