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Japanese Knotweed

Japanese Knotweed, Polygonum cuspidatum, is native to Asia and is a robust perennial in the Buckwheat family. It tends to grow in thickets, has upright racemes of creamy white flowers, large oval to heart-shaped leaves, and chunky, hollow, stems. In traditional Chinese medicine, Japanese Knotweed is known to be bitter and slightly cold. Japanese Knotweed is used in supporting the body’s natural detoxification pathways and increasing blood circulation. It helps in clearing heat, in various skin concerns, menstruation support, improving liver and cardiovascular health, and is used as a diuretic.