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Japanese Knotweed Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Japanese Knotweed
Glycemic Index / Load
Japanese Knotweed
Botanical Name
Polygonum Cuspidatum
Chinese Name
Hu Zhang

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Action of Japanese Knotweed

Nutrients in Japanese Knotweed

Taste of
Japanese Knotweed

Nature of
Japanese Knotweed


Parts Used

Roots, Rhizome

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Japanese Knotweed

It may cause dry mouth, bitter taste in the mouth, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhea.
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Japanese Knotweed is a plant.
It is perennial.
It grows in a temperate climate.
It grows up to 4 M.
Best used for Cholesterol.

In TCM :
Japanese Knotweed Rhizome : Hu Zhang
Meridians associated : Lung, Liver and Gall Bladder.


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Materia Medica for Japanese Knotweed

Single Herb

Japanese Knotweed for Burns

Add Sesame oil to Japanese Knotweed root powder. Apply it locally on the burnt part.
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Herbal Treatment For Snake Bite 1

Prepare a paste of Honeysuckle flower, Forsythia flower, Dandelion flower and Japanese Knotweed root. Apply the paste locally on the affected region.
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18 Aug 2017
Please give me the Hindi name for Polygonum Cuspidatum
William Rayfield ( Virginia United States )
26 Aug 2018
Is this root habit Forming?
Kathryn Pieta ( NJ )
02 Dec 2018
I experienced increased HR, mild vertigo, hot flash, right after taking a dropper of japanese knotweed that lasted less then 5min. Wow, I hope it was from the cappillaries opening up. My brother did not experience any symptoms at all.
Kathryn Pieta
Ric ( USA )
22 Feb 2020
Is this also called Japanese armor weed? Does it work at the cellular level to STOP Toxic Feminizing Chemicals from Depleting testosterone?
Warren (USA)
03 Sep 2020
This is what I would like to know also. Did you ever find out?? Hope someone replies, don't see any replies to any of these comments though, unless the replies are private.
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