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japanese knotweed

japanese knotweed

One of the world’s most invasive plants. Billions of dollars are spent trying to get rid of it, yet it could feed millions as a food source AND is a major source of resveratrol, a powerful anti-aging and anti-cancer agent. There is no excuse for starvation if this plant is around. It grows three feet a month, sends roots down ten feet, even through concrete, and as far as 60 feet out. Best parts are young shoots and unopened leaves, but whole plant is edible raw, steamed or cooked, even roots. Has tangy lemony taste from oxalic acid. Grows like bamboo and has hollow, bamboo-like stems. Young leaves are reddish-purple. Small green-white-pink 5-petal flowers. Very high in vitamin C. Antiinfection, anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, tumor reduction, lowers cholesterol, elevates cyclic AMP, balances estrogen, mood swings, hit flashes, great for herpes, shingles, white blood cells, longevity, jaundice, liver, hepatitis, urinary tract, appendicitis, gallstones, yeast infection, rheumatoid arthritis, menopause, bacteria killer, anti-tumor, artherosclerosis, Alzheimers, Parkinsons, memory, nervous system, adrenals, asthma, lung, bronchitis, mucus. Transresveratrol even more bio-available than grape juice or red wine!
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From there, the spouses enjoyed a Japanese bamboo flute performance, Ikebana demonstration and traditional dance presentations by Japanese Grand Dance Master Yukari Onoe and children.
In these beds, there are a variety of plantings from Marigolds, Impatiens, Azaleas, Japanese Bamboo, Rose bush, Coleus and Spider Mums, just to mention a few.
The international team also comprised of renowned Japanese bamboo artisan Kei Hasegawa along with researcher and economic adviser Kyohei Yamamoto, JICA official.
Marked only by a white cross over 1.62 meters (6 feet) tall and covered by a thicket of Japanese bamboo, a mass grave known as the 'tomb of unknown soldier' has recently been the focus of attention by an American war veterans' group here.
In a more contemporary kitchen, look out for really beautiful tools - a set of minimal Japanese bamboo utensils hung on a wall would fit right in, yet also add warmth and interest.
Diane and Arthur Abbey's collection of Japanese bamboo art has been an unexpected hit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The traditional Japanese bamboo flute played the main role in pieces by Vlastislav Matousek, Tomas Paika and other composers.
Upon arrival, we were greeted by a large cobblestone-covered courtyard surrounded by thickets of tall Japanese bamboo. At one side lay a rectangular pool filled with giant colorful koi.
Fiber content and chemical composition has been studied on Asian and Japanese bamboo species and their variation with age and height have also been determined by different authors (Liese and Weiner, 1996; Low et al., 2006; Lybeer and Koch, 2005) and these studies have permitted to consider this type of bamboo as an alternative in biomass research and its application (Scurlock et al., 2000).
Music Elizabeth Reian Betten, Grand Master of the shakuhachi, the Japanese bamboo flute, 3 p.m.
The unfamiliar instruments included a Japanese bamboo flute, called the shakuhachi, a Chinese string instrument called the pipa, and the kamancheh, an Iranian string instrument played with a bow.
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