polygonum cuspidatum

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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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An antiinflammatory and reactive oxygen species suppressive effects of an extract of Polygonum cuspidatum containing resveratrol.
red wine, purple grape juice), various berries, peanuts, jackfruit, pomegranate, eucalyptus, the roots of Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed, which is used in traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine to treat dermatitis, among other conditions), (1) Scots pine, spruce, corn lily, gnetum, and butterfly orchid.
Polydatin, 3,4',5-trihydroxystilbene-3-[beta]-mono-d-glucoside, is extracted from the root stem of a traditional Chinese herbal medicine named Polygonum cuspidatum Sieb.
Other study reported that there is positive correlation between inhibitory activities of the plants extract with their phenolic contents [44], and predicted that most of natural xanthine oxidase inhibitors present in the active Polygonum cuspidatum extracts might be polyphenols [45-47].
Polygonum cuspidatum extract has been shown to inhibit pancreatic lipase activity and adipogenesis via attenuation of lipid droplet accumulation.
Background: Polydatin and resveratrol are extractives of radix or rhizoma of Polygonum cuspidatum, and as the glycoside forms, it is a natural precursor of resveratrol.
Polygonum cuspidatum, that gm was strongly reduced with elevation.
Analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects of ethyl acetate fraction of Polygonum cuspidatum in experimental animals.
Fallopia japonica, syn Polygonum cuspidatum is the proper name for Japanese Knotweed ?
It is bioenhanced by the addition of a complex of polyphenols from red wine grapes, green tea and Polygonum cuspidatum.
A report published online in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism reveals the finding of a trial conducted at Kaleida Health's Diabetes-Endocrinology Center of Western New York of an anti-inflammatory benefit for an extract of Polygonum cuspidatum, which contains resveratrol.
Washington, August 18 (ANI): A new study has found that emodin, a natural product that can be extracted from various Chinese herbs including Rheum palmatum and Polygonum cuspidatum, shows promise as an agent that could reduce the impact of type 2 diabetes.