Japanese Knotweed hard on stomach

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Mark FW
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   Posted 1/3/2018 3:29 PM (GMT 0)   
I got bulk powder.

Only herd I've had trouble with.


Is this common?

WalkingbyFaith
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   Posted 1/3/2018 11:26 AM (GMT -6)   
There are others who have issues with it. It causes my joint and tissue inflammation to get worse when I increase doses even though it's supposed to be anti-inflammatory. I've been on it since June and still haven't gotten up to 3/4 tsp of powder yet. Close but not quite.

If you have trouble with it, reduce your dosage to where you're comfortable and slowly try to work up from there.

PeteZa
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   Posted 1/3/2018 11:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Side effects are rare with low potential for toxicity. However, we are all different and each herb can affect us differently.

Go low and slow and if that doesn't work Stephania is an alternative.

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   Posted 1/3/2018 2:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Mark FW said...
I got bulk powder.

Only herd I've had trouble with.


Is this common?


How much are you taking? Is it possible to fill up some capsules with the powder?
That may help.
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dacarte3
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   Posted 1/3/2018 6:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I think Stephania is the substitute for JK. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.

Perhaps you can have better luck with that particular herb.
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   Posted 1/4/2018 1:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I use the liquid from Woodland Essence and haven't had an issue, but I started slow and then ramped up. I also take activated charcoal which I think helps minimize the herxing.
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   Posted 1/4/2018 2:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Japanese knotweed gave me a lot of gas. It also seemed to be making my symptoms worse. I developed rashes around both my ankles and all of a sudden I kept having asthma all the time. I finally stopped it, and everything went away. I must have been allergic to it.

Has anyone else had rashes or asthma from it?

I never heard about stephania being a substitute-good to know.

WalkingbyFaith
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   Posted 1/4/2018 6:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Notime4lyme said...
Japanese knotweed gave me a lot of gas. It also seemed to be making my symptoms worse. I developed rashes around both my ankles and all of a sudden I kept having asthma all the time. I finally stopped it, and everything went away. I must have been allergic to it.

Has anyone else had rashes or asthma from it?

I never heard about stephania being a substitute-good to know.


Good thing you stopped. That definitely sounds like an allergic reaction. I haven't had anything like that.

Psilociraptor
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   Posted 1/4/2018 11:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Japanese Knotweed is strongly antibacterial. I've had some really bad abdominal pain as well as joint and muscle pain flares from it. But it was all just die-off. After acclimating I felt much better on it. For me, the best thing to do was go really slow. Titrate up in small increments, allowing time to adjust at each dose, etc.

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   Posted 1/4/2018 11:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Try adding a probiotic every time you take JK

Mark FW
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   Posted 1/6/2018 10:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks all it's been a busy week.

Had a couple of good days and you know how it goes. At least it's the weekend.

Only on a teaspoon 3x daily trying to get up to 1 TSP.


I'll take it slow.

Thanks again.
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