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Japanese Knotweed is a fantastic way to get resveratrol.  Resveratrol is the chemical compound found in grapes, but Japanese knotweed contains higher concentrations of trans-resveratrol, the active form of the compound most useful to the body. Japanese knotweed is quickly becoming the preferred source of resveratrol.


JAPANESE KNOTWEED has been used as a spring vegetable for centuries in Asian cultures and is used for various agricultural and bee-keeping activities. The plant is so highly praised because of its high content of Resveratrol. Studies have shown that the roots of the plant contain a much higher level of Resveratrol than the leaves and the stems.

COGNITIVE IMPACT:  One of the most well known benefits of Japanese Knotweed is its effect on cognitive disorders like dementia and Alzheimer’s. This is mostly because of the Resveratrol content.  Resveratrol has shown preventative effects against neurodegenerative processes that might effect neuro pathways. 

HEART DISEASE:  When someone has a diet of high-fat, rich foods, there is a much greater chance of developing heart disease and cardiovascular problems….such as high cholesterol.  The Resveratrol in Japanese Knotweed has been known to counter that.  By adding Japanese Knotweed to your diet, you can benefit from the same heart-protective qualities as drinking high concentrations of wine daily.

BLOOD PRESSURE:  According to early research on Resveratrol’s effect on the heart it primarily centers on a reduction of fat.  There are encouraging results regarding Resveratrol’s ability to help control blood pressure. It reduces stress and strain on the heart which can significantly lower blood pressure which lowers the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

GASTROINTESTINAL CONCERNS:  If you suffer from stomach issues, such as constipation, bloating, cramps, inflammation, or chronic pain, Japanese Knotweed may be just what you need! By adding Resveratrol-rich herbs (like Japanese Knotweed) to your diet, you may be able to significantly reduce gut issues.   It can also act like a mild laxative, which can help clear out your bowels and it can get your digestive processes back to normal.

INSULIN CONTROL:  As we age and if we have a poor diet, our body becomes less able to regulate its insulin levels and we might develop ‘insulin resistance’. This can lead to many health complications and diabetes.  If you add Japanese Knotweed to your diet, you can may possibly avoid all of that. The Resveratrol in Japanese Knotweed is able to prevent insulin resistance from developing, keeping your blood sugar levels regulated.


If you are allergic to Resveratrol (which some people are) you should avoid any use of Japanese Knotweed.  Taking an excessive amount of Japanese Knotweed can result in negative reactions, but if you follow the dosage guidelines and use the herb in moderation, the chances of an allergic reaction are small.



"Side effects are rare with low potential for toxicity. Japanese knotweed has been used in traditional forms for thousands of years and offers a high level of safety. Like many herbs, Japanese knotweed has mild blood thinning properties — consult your physician if you are taking prescription blood thinners before taking Japanese knotweed.".....Vital Plan

Ma's Japanese Knotweed Tincture

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