Recommendations for Knotweed Substitutes

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Loutucky
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   Posted 12/24/2017 8:26 AM (GMT -6)   
I was taking 20 drops/3X day of knotweed but noticed I am having estrogen issues and my family has a lot of breast cancer so I want to be careful. I think that many of Buhner's herbs are estrogen sensitive like kudzu and red sage and I take them also. Correct me if I am wrong and let me know what other herbs might affect estrogen.

I am going to lower the knotweed and continue to take it but what is an appropriate substitute for it? The only herb I can not take is sida acuta because of severe allergic reaction.

ArtAngel
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   Posted 12/24/2017 9:26 AM (GMT -6)   
http://planetthrive.com/2010/04/knotweed-and-estrogen-positive-breast-cancer/

I am in Australia for some reason the links dont work well but I found this one with someone asking a similar question,


Dear Stephen,
Thanks for a wonderful book and forum. I was diagnosed with early stage estrogen positive breast cancer and one of my doctors told me not to take the knotweed because: “As resveratrol exhibits estrogen-like properties and activates transcription by estrogen receptor and androgen receptor that leads to stimulation of cancer cell proliferation, patients with hormone-sensitive cancers should avoid resveratrol. ” However, my integrative lyme doctor said the effect was so minute that she finds it hard to believe that with all its positive effects that I was asked to discontinue taking knotweed. Please, what is your opinion on the above?

Stephen’s response:
The effect is minute but you can substitute stephania instead to make him/her happy. You should not be taking pure resveratrol in any event but knotweed standardized for resveratrol content; such a mix contains a lot of things besides resveratrol.

Loutucky
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   Posted 12/24/2017 9:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you so much ArtAngel!

countingstarsx
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   Posted 12/24/2017 2:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Stephania is the most suggested JK replacement. I just read about licorice root being estrogenic this morning.

Loutucky
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   Posted 12/24/2017 2:26 PM (GMT -6)   
countingstarsx, I didn't know that about licorice root too sad

bluelyme
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   Posted 12/25/2017 3:30 PM (GMT -6)   
For inflammation and cytokine storms etc i prefer sangre de drago to knotweed by a mile or 2....translated its blood of dragons due to its red sap ...herbfarm one is good ...even helps pain

Loutucky
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   Posted 12/25/2017 3:35 PM (GMT -6)   
bluelyme, I've never heard of that but I will look it up. I especially like that it is good for inflammations and cytokine storms.
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