JAPANESE KNOTWEED


NERVE PROTECTOR

Japanese knotweed has received much acclaim for its treatment of Lyme disease, as it specifically addresses the central nervous system and the neurological complications of infection, as well as killing of the Lyme bacteria itself.  

BLOOD VESSEL BUILDER


Japanese knotweed stimulates the formation of new blood vessels and the healing of damaged ones in areas such as burned skin. It also stops the development of new vessels and blood flow in areas where it should not occur, such as in malignant and benign tumour formation. 

ANTI - BACTERIAL 

In vitro studies using the whole herb have shown broad antibacterial effects that inhibit the growth of Staphylococcus aureus, S. albus, α and β Streptococci, E. coli, and Shigella flexneri.  


A NERVE PROTECTOR


Japanese knotweed is an invasive species that has long been used in Japan and China as a traditional herbal remedy. Classically, Japanese knotweed is used to treat arthritis, traumatic injury, jaundice, urinary disorders, constipation, menstrual disorders, kidney stones, burns, hemorrhoids, carbuncles, skin infections and snakebite.


Japanese knotweed is relatively new to the Western herbal world, but it has received considerable research in a roundabout way through the study of its components, most notably resveratrol, trans-resveratrol, polydatin, and emodin.


Resveratrol has a range of unique anti-aging properties, including cardiovascular benefits via increased nitric oxide production and blood pressure lowering properties. Resveratrol protects against diet-induced atherosclerosis by reducing low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and inhibiting inflammation in mice experiments. 


Japanese knotweed has received much acclaim for its treatment of Lyme disease, as it specifically addresses the central nervous system and the neurological complications of infection, as well as killing of theLyme bacteria itself. 


It is especially anti-inflammatory, and because it crosses the blood-brain barrier, is useful for brain and central nervous system inflammation and it is a “very strong inhibitor of cytokine cascades”. Japanese Knotweed has been studied for use with other neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, MS and certain brain injuries and has been shown to protect the brain from microbial damage and oxidation. Resveratrol might be beneficial for brain regeneration in cases of ischemia stroke and in recovery after brain injury. The compound polydatin in Japanese knotweed, has demonstrated a neuroprotective effect on cerebral injury as well. 


In vitro studies using the whole herb have shown broad antibacterial effects that inhibit the growth of Staphylococcus aureus, S. albus, α and β Streptococci, E. coli, and Shigella flexneri. 


Japanese knotweed stimulates the formation of new blood vessels and the healing of damaged ones in areas such as burned skin. It also stops the development of new vessels and blood flow in areas where it should not occur, such as in malignant and benign tumour formation. It is specific modulating and protectant actions on the endothelial cells that line blood vessels. 


REFERENCES 


https://www.carahealth.com/herbal-monographs/japanese-knotweed-fallopia-japonica



 

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