This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. haha ! Awareness of knotweed is now so high; would you be able to guarantee the knotweed you are about to eat has never been treated with some form of herbicide in the past? Last year when I was diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease, the same knot I have made into tincture and has been the only thing helpful in my treatment so far! IWA says: March 21, 2014 at 10:55 am. you say. - 0 ft. 8 in. Common knotweed can thrive even on poor and compacted soil and inhabits agricultural land, nursery grounds, and other disturbed areas. Cells are like seeds growing other cells but than they stop and die out its a bio nano program in the DNA. Many of these cultivars are also … After months of this, never connecting the pain to the supplement, I also noted some mild swelling at the top of the foot near the ankle joint, but not on the side of the joint where such pain might occur from a strain/sprain. It is also important to note that removing knotweed from its site of origin without taking it to a registered landfill, is against the law and could leave you open to prosecution by the Environment Agency. We're open 9.00am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday. Not to mention the plants that rely on the native hummingbirds to pollinate their flowers. But for plants that are more susceptible … Giant Knotweed, Polygonum sachalinense (Fallopia sachalinensis) is similarly consume except its fruit is eaten as well, or stored in oil. I am a quantum mechanic and enjoy the sound of mad people saying they couldn’t give a dam than watch them rot slowly very funny hahaha than they say they like there body rot and eat more and more rubbish talk rubbish than blossom into giant fat pigs that cant run to the toilet fast enough ! My only concern is that I’m not sure what is in the ground that they are growing in. (Just bit off a mouthful and even that way it’s not bad…) Sure didn’t LOOK edible. It’s an invasive weed in Ohio, Vermont, West Virginia, New York, Alaska, Pennsylvania, Oregon and Washington. grows as a weed in a wide range, including dry areas, plains, and subapline … Read my articles about it. This is my first post. I see nothing fallopian tubish about the plant whereas Polygonum (pol-LIG-on-um) means many joints and the plant does have that. All these yrs, I’ve mowed around it, cutting down the newest shoots to keep it contained. It will take 3 years minimum for all rhizomes to die while covered with carpet. I would love to have a controlled form of it here in Florida yet I see the major issue. Does it harden like bamboo. It arrived in North America in the late 180os and is officially found in 39 of the 50 United States, probably more, and six provinces of Canada. Thanks and great posting, this was a very enjoyable read. It was starting to spread, and we recently started digging and chopping it out, bagging the soil, as well, as I read that it is very easy to grow. soups, aspics, sauces, jams, chutneys even wines. I have often wondered about using goats or pigs. Comments or questions about this site, or for permission to use photos and information, http://the3foragers.blogspot.com/2011/05/japanese-knotweed-recipe-knotweed-jelly.html, http://www.azcentral.com/style/hfe/food/articles/2007/03/20/20070320cookingkudzu0320.html. This will probably take a few years! seeds can be eaten whole or pounded into meal. Don’t start complaining because most are cloned female runners; seeds are rather rare. It is high in oxalic acid so if you avoid spinach or rhubarb you should avoid knotweed. A reasonable fee for shipping some roots & shoots – say? Actually, few foods of any kind have not been exposed to some kind of pollutant or contaminant, even the packaging often transfers harmful synthetic chemicals to our foods. In Europe they prefer Fallopia japonica (named for Gabriello Fallopia, 16th century Italian anatomist who “discovered” fallopian tubes. There was a song about another type of “weed” and one of the lines went something like, “they cut and they burned and they burned and they cut. Flowers are small and inconspicuous, whitish-green and born in leaf axils in fall. Greetings from Japan… found your blog while searching for Hyacinth beans… very informative blog…, Am happy to learn the name of this plant… we actually enjoy picking it from the hills and cooking it in the spring…. And the Japanese knotweed is something I used with my Lyme . To this end, I would like to add a cautionary note. Thank you! I keep bees myself and a varied diet is better than a single plant that only flowers late in the season leaving the bees without any forage in these areas early in the season when they need it most for increasing there numbers. http://www.yogahealer.com/podcasting. Oh by the way, it’s edible. I want it for both food and medicine. meaning there greed and control freaky-ness makes them stupid to the point of bad thot process of living in this world to as if they don’t seems to completely escape there brain! If it sends more, how quickly, and will they be the same size, or thinner and leafier? If for any reason there’s any issue growing them please email me. We have been digging up junk for 6 years now and just don’t know what else is under there. (City Herbal), Japanese Knotweed Bread My ankle pain is fading for the first time in over six months, and nearly gone in just a week. One would think it appropriate to bring non-manufactured food. Would this destroy the Oxalic acid? Either that one website is making an assumption or knowns something not reported elsewhere on the internet or in publications. Nearly everywhere it grows it’s listed as a prolific, noxious, invasive, dangerous bad-for-the-world, the-sky-is-falling weed. I simply cooked ’em in salted water for two minutes, drained, and gave them a squeeze of lemon. It is probably fine, but, just because we can eat it doesn't always mean it is OK for other species. The only bad thing is some body parts never stop growing like the nose and some skin but that can be sorted out ! Resveratrol is what this weed can do better than any other ! How did you make the tincture with knotweed? Many of the best edible plants are condemned or have been made illegal at various times. On page 205, Blair states, “[Prostrate] Knotweed can grow in very inhospitable soils, including those that have been contaminated by petroleum products and mine tailings. Answer: it sends up LOTS more, and thick ones too, but they gradually get tougher. By Barbara Pleasant. Mine came from South Korea. When you hear of all the horror stories in the press about knotweed it is easy to believe that it’s a dangerous hazard. You can easily remove it by pulling it off or spraying broadleaf herbicide. - 3 ft. 0 in. I did look up Brazillian pepper on a Rainforest Herb Site which is rampant here in Florida on his premise that invasives grow in areas where they may be most needed. Used as a potherb, they are very rich in zinc. Thanks Mary, I just want to say I appreciate the work put into this article. Cook until pieces are soft, adding more water if necessary. But, the truth is we are devastating the larger life community, and sadly, JPN is one more way in which we are doing so…. http://buhnerhealinglyme.com. Helps to treat the GI Tract ; Anti-inflammatory in Japanese knotweed also may treat the inflammation that happens in GI such as constipation, bloating, … I think, as with rhubarb, the oxalic acid is in the leaves, so I’d never eat them. Fairfield, IA 52556. You are by far my favorite internet source on plants. Polygonum spp. Nearly everywhere it grows it’s listed as a prolific, noxious, invasive, dangerous bad-for-the-world, the-sky-is-falling weed. We have Giant Knotweed growing in our yard. Now I am sitting here on this sack of rhyzomes and just smiling. Common knotweed (prostrate knotweed) is a short-lived perennial broadleaf plant that sometimes lives as an erect annual. If so spray with roundup again as before (leave the carpet in place) and put another layer of carpet over the area which poked thru the original carpeting. IDENTIFICATION — Growing 1 to 2 in. ” I lived in Japan for 12 years and we would go to the mountains every spring to harvest it and make amazing pickles. I want it for Lyme treatment. Perhaps it should be planted in countries where starvation is annual. Elaine. When done, the Japanese Knotweed needs only to be mixed with a spoon. In Florida, does the growth die back seasonally like it does here in Connecticut? Deane, what is the “ground cover imported in the 1930s” that native americans ate? Is this also edible? If I had some in my garden I would give it a go on the plate. Deane, Flowers are tiny and inconspicuous, whitish-green and born in leaf axils in fall. His book Healing Lyme disease Confections I really read in depth and Japanese Knotweed is on the top of his list in many cases . The Japanese call it itadori (????) As far as reimbursement is concerned, just send me a check for the amount in postage you see on the small box. ENVIRONMENT: Riverbanks, roadsides, moist, disturbed areas. In another week, I expect it will be entirely cleared. I will tell you something that I don’t think I have ever shared. that were a feature of the roadside and riverbanks in summer. They were queuing down the road to get a table - word must have got out that knotweed was on the menu! A lot of info on knotweed on his website as well. Do you know if stalks are still edible (boiled) if they are already 2-3 feet tall? Since I’m new to this treatment, I can’t verify yet if it works or not, but many people are saying it helps them or outright puts them into remission. The prostrate pigweed spreads through these seeds. Although they are not related, as the Kudzu is of the Pea family, Kudzu is highly edible. . If I knew of a place that it grew here, I would harvest it and pickle it. Do not mix until all ingredients are added, and blend only enough to moisten. I chewed some up last year and then spit them out because I was uncertain of their edibility they were quite tasty . In the book it talks briefly about Deep Ecology, a philosophy that basically says the plants are there for a reason. 1 egg Cuspidatum (kuss-pid-DAY-tum) means sharply or stiffly pointed, and that it is. The stalks are about 3 ft tall around April 20. Will that work with knotweed though, since it’s not related to bamboo? And it snows here so it would die down in winter. Cate I’ve only started and do not know how it will change my symptoms yet. More important are the leaves stopping raindrops . https://pfaf.org/user/plant.aspx?LatinName=Polygonum+aviculare ... he is collecting the seeds and nuts of native edible species (like Shagbark Hickory, Carya ovata) and passing them along to propagators and others … I’m wondering if I should use it or dump it and make more room in my freezer! No references are given as to how to cook them nor have I tried. Great to have ideas of how to use Japaese Knotweed. He has a number of very good books out. I’ve decided to explore other options for the knotweed, like eating it! I love this plant, it’s yummy and good for you. Tiny, oval, bluish-green leaves are ¼ inch wide and 1 inch long. Teasel root is another example (and one used by Lyme sufferers) While not edible, the Brazillian pepper tincture I made(as they do in South America) helped me with a very serious UTI. Ridiculous. Lots of people beg my rhizomes to grow on their properties. You could grow it here in the cooler months, just don’t tell the state or they will get very upset. Funny how the state gov agencies seems to put all the highly beneficial plants/ weeds everthing that has benefit to the health of our eco-system on the noxious weed list and wants to erradicate it with highly toxic chemicals that are destroying all the beneficial pollinators , bees, butterflies, flies birds etc. I miss eating it. Location Knotweed is found throughout the United States, especially in … I hope you live long enough to tell us about all of them. Enjoy! I am interested in how to prepare the roots as a resveratrol supplement. Don’t get confused with the term Poke “salad.” It is really poke “salet” pronounced the same as salad. It is hardy to zone (UK) 5. supplement. but please no fats with sugars errrrr unless your a lab rat . “board take” In Engish we would reverse them, “take pain” and “take board.”. Japanese knotweed is known as a traditional medicine for Lyme disease, and typically the plant magically appears in an area 6 months to a year before the first reported case of Lyme. Common throughout most of North America, knotweed stems spiral … BTW, I grew up eating Poke Salet. For muffins, spoon into buttered muffin tins and bake about 25 minutes. It can’t go in your food waste bins, or the local authority tip, or your normal compost. This is a bad one….DONT LET IT GET AWAY FROM YOU. And you stay young and even regenerate all your cells back to a very youth full 25 year old In one tenth of the time it took to get old ! , Hi, No one seemed to mention Stephen Buhner who has done a lot of research on invasives weeds and plants. If the winters are mild enough to fully decay the plants that dieback than the soil should be covered by winter annuals since the soil is bare. We have managed to reduce our problem in this way for acres and acres of the stuff to just the occasional shoot. I had to put down black plastic at my camp to get rid of just a small amount after I bought the land. I have just come in from taking photos of knotweed in our area. Great fall nectar source for bee getting ready for winter. I wonder if the seeds are edible as well? I wouldnt blame knotweed, more blame on that has to be put on washigton states over cutting of the old growth forest which has caused most if not all the problems of silt and runoff into the redds and also all the logging roads built to close to our watersheds thus causing degradation of the salmon runs. Jun 7, 2011 #2 emys Songster. it’s a huge woods in the summer but still the knotweed grows. He has a number of books out and a website. Yes you can. I’d love to get an interview for my podcast. A nutritional analysis is available. I was watching our chickens nibble Knotweed flowers this morning and now I’m wondering if its flowers are edible? Allergic reactions can come in many forms, not just the itchy rash or watery eyes most of us think of. You don’t want any birds to get poisoned. Maybe I should save and use them? Mike, since I have your address I can send you some tubers. The roots, actually rhizomes, are sometimes eaten. ¾ cup orange juice plants can be cooked and eaten. I have been trying to find info on the berries, are they also useful medicinally? The only other good thing about Japanese Knotweed is that it seems to combat erosion somewhat. Japanese Knotweed is also “invading” New Zealand, Australia, and Tasmania. Here's a pretty cool website I found with some info on it. Mouse-Ear Chickweed – Has small leaves and thrives in moist and compact soils. Yes, in 1,000’s of years, (if humans do not do the planet in before hand), other creatures may evolve to feed on it. Great article Dean, as per usual. In the fall cut to ground with mower and cover area with old carpeting (jute back). Thanks, so very much, for your work, it means so much to me, and my friends that I teach. Wai, I have eighty acres, and far, far from any buildings I have a small scruffy area surrounded by forest except for one access road going through that forest. My question is this: is Japanese knot wood the same vine that in the south we call cud zoo vine? So the plant is not quite as bad as the press would have you believe. ... Leathery knotweed (Polygonum achoreum), yard or prostrate knotweed (Polygonum aviculare), and erect knotweed (Polygonum erectum) are annual herbs. Shall we thus call it a Native American food? In my yard the Japanese knotweed draws a TON of flies, a lot of different types too. Maybe we’ll try out a few recipes for ourselves and report back in a future blog. Prostrate Spurge (Euphorbia maculate) Interesting Information About Plant: The Euphorbia maculata (spotted spurge) is a plant native to North America.The Prostrate Spurge, also commonly known as creeping spurge or spotted spurge, typically grows in the side walk cracks next to bushes, shrubs, and trees. Karen. It’s a pain in the asphalt. They’re there year round. The problem with invasives is they replace native plants which feed far, far more creatures than just humans. Easy than cutting and cheaper better than weed killers that don’t work on knotweed well. It displaces native riparian plants which hold the soil, then dies back in the winter when the rains come and fills Salmon redds with silt. We love/hate knotweed too. The flowers on prostrate pigweed are reddish-green and are not significant. Japanese Knotweed is listed by the World Conservation Union as one of the world’s worst invasive […] Let me know if you want me to dig some up and send it to you. Rau Dang (Prostrate Knotweed) In Vietnam, Rau Dang is mostly grown wildly alongside the riverbanks and the coasts in the Mekong Delta. The trick is that it be freshly picked, and very freshly skinned. Keeps well in the refrigerator and may be frozen for later use. Sarah Marshall About the same a ruhbarb? Width: 2 ft. 0 in. I challenge people to really look into this. Hi, There is one other consideration. This is a kind of edible leaves is favored to roll with Vietnamese pancakes such as Banh Xeo and Banh Khot and dipped in the savory fish sauce. Japanese knotweed does not sting people, feed on their corpses and walk around of its own accord, so the triffid comparison is somewhat unfounded and wholly unfair. #whiteclover #drblade #lawnweeds. someone mentioned UTI’s. There have been various opinions about how broadly the … You mentioned the “rhubarb” or “lemony” taste, so I had my suspicions this was a high-oxalate food, but I really appreciate that you came out and said it was high in oxalate (yay, there is information on it! All plants need nitrogen to grow. Japanese knotweed is an excellent source of Vitamins A and C and contains potassium, zinc, phosphorus and manganese. Leaves simple, toothless, hairless, alternating, broadly ovate with a pointed tip, 3 to 6 inches long, 2 to 4½ inches wide, on a long leaf stem. http://the3foragers.blogspot.com/2011/05/japanese-knotweed-recipe-knotweed-jelly.html, As a kid, we used to whack each other with the dried stalks. I have no reference to the edibility of the seeds of the Japanese Knoweed. I have read on another site that they were, but it was the only place I have seen that information. Plant database entry for Prostrate Knotweed (Polygonum aviculare) with 12 data details. There are a few growing in my garden and I’m afraid that there are chemicals that were used in there too. mine yours or nature, really they are greed and power stupid When my knotweed blooms in late summer, it literally hums with bees, and if you stand underneath it, it’s like there’s snow falling as they work over the tiny blossoms. Thousands of new, high-quality pictures added every day. It may be a good substitute for rhubarb but unfortunately rhubarb is just not that popular. Please let me know what your thoughts are on if I should eat this or not risk it due to the unknown. Prostrate Knotweed – A short-lived perennial that usually grows in turfgrass. If you take shoots, will it send up more later? Poison are not the answer! Or did all just assume? My garden is a nearly a no water proposition, in dry Colorado with clay soil. To permanently kill the larger plants I purchased a large needle and syringe at a farm store. Again, safe or don’t risk it? The herb gives out stems that are unkempt and growing up to 6 inches to 12 inches in length forming a thick mat. I’ve not seen it spread anywhere else on my property. What do they know the rest of the world doesn’t? Edible Landscaping; Urban Gardening; Browse all articles; Plants Database . Plants and animals in ecosystems evolve together over 1,000’s of years. ... prostate cancer, and other types of cancer. Does anyone know anything about the edibility of Silver Lace Vine (polygonum aubertii) ? I found the accounts of ankle pain compelling enough to stop taking 100mg Reseveratrol supplements. Knotweed is a sprawling, wiry, broadleaf annual weed that rarely grows over 2 to 3 inches high. Bake about 1 hour or until a straw or cake tester inserted in the center comes out dry. 2 cups unbleached flour My internet searches are turning up nothing to answer this question…. I don’t understand how they can be a cause of erosion. All rights reserved. Weeds of Kentucky and adjacent states: a field guide. Other names names include fleeceflower, Himalayan fleece vine, monkeyweed, Huzhang, Tiger Stick, Hancock’s curse, elephant ears, pea shooters, donkey rhubarb, sally rhubarb, Japanese bamboo, American bamboo, and Mexican bamboo. Japanese Knotweed Purée It’s kind of like saying chocolate pudding was an Aborigines’ food. this would be great to know… Florida if youre struggling at all with joint pain, Teasel is miraculous. Thanks for the meals guys! this stuff is a nightmare. One guy did just that. I’ve just recently found your site and have found it very informative. See source: I just learned what it was last wk when beginning a plant medicine class. On one property, in the middle of the prairie, where wind and weather are really tough on plants, and watering is restricted, it’s the only shade sometimes. Knotweed is an annually growing herb that generally grows in a horizontal position and, hence, is also often referred to as prostrate knotweed. I have had it come up through a crack in concrete floor 15 feet in side a dark shed. From sand it came, and to sand it will return- if crushed it essentially just becomes sand again. Should you? The cause erosion because they will shade or choke out all other plants and then in the winter without the leaves the dirt below is bare of even grasses and so will erode under or around the knotweed. I read that it is edible for people so shoulh be ok for chickens right???? Knotweed also contains amounts of resveratrol, which can be used to reduce cholesterol (although large quantities would need to be … 1 cup sweetened Japanese Knotweed Purée One species benefiting while many others suffer isn’t very justifiable either. I hope so as I am trying this “invasive” weed to eradicate an “invasive” species from my body! Very effective! It is the least credible source of information we have. “. Cool by removing from pan and placing it on a rack. Two other names, in Chinese, are, ?? Saying bees like knotweed would be a vast understatement. Foraging should never begin without the guidance and approval of a local plant specialist. If it is indeed doveweed, aka nakedstem dewflower and a few other names in english, I learned it is edible and is native to asia where it is used medicinally as a poultice for wounds such as cuts, scrapes and burns but can also be eaten. i’ve been waging war on it as it grows without mercy all over our hill. The stems, once a year, for a celebration, shouldn’t do any harm at all. Be sure to cover or cut off berries if the berries are ripe. Digging up the rhizome can also lead to its spread. NEVER eat poke leaves raw.They can kill you. There is an Orwellian campaign of hate against this plant, and a veritable industry devoted to its extermination. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/10686311/Gardeners-with-Rhododendrons-could-be-criminalised-by-new-EU-law.html, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/wildlife/11763378/Ministers-surrender-in-battle-to-eradicate-Japanese-knotweed.html, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/11720693/The-UKs-most-invasive-plants.html, Now that the Knotweed is flowering profusely, is there any use for the flowers ? I won’t be sending roots because they’re too deep to dig out. I just filled a trash can with young plants that I dig up. Summer annual with prostrate growing stems and leaves that look and feel succulent like. Or to my neighbors.) This plant often attracts predatory insects. ), and now they are sparse and small and I was SO happy to see that I’m finally winning… AND NOW I DISCOVER IT’S EDIBLE! The amount of times I have had to listen to people say anti ageing reverse ageing is not for them is a reality I am most pleased with it out lines the stupid mind set of most humans and makes sure idiots don’t live very long . Can be used in pies. Bamboo eradication info online was ominous, nothing seems to work. For some reason I decided to research the supplement a bit more at which point I came across anecdotal reports of ankle pain on the People’s Pharmacy website (run by the authors of a newspaper column by the same name). I got a real nice green juice. It is good fodder for grazing animals, including cattle, sheep, goats, horses and donkeys. I’ve been stomping/pulling/cutting this stuff all Spring and wondering what it was. A Japanese weed-gourmet (Begin Japanology, NHK World) claims to eat deep-fried Japanese Knotweed leaves. One example: ‘Glyphosate (‘RoundUp’) and/or its still-toxic degradation byproduct AMPA were found in over 75% of the air and rain samples tested…’ according to a study by the US Geological Survey. Japanese knotweed is an excellent source of Vitamins A and C and contains potassium, zinc, phosphorus and manganese. Those get reported as Native American food without the “when” being reported. About the only place where they are not upset with the plant is where it’s native, southeast Asia. The plant is edible and Honey Bees love the nectar. Prostrate knotweed (Polygonum aviculare) Prostrate knotweed is a low-growing summer annual that is well adapted to compacted, highly trafficked areas such as along sidewalks, in athletic fields, and in golf course cart paths. I’ve been photographing the fallen leaves and also the fallen stalks of this plant for 10 years in September and October here in Connecticut. As the article says, young leaves cooked are edible. What is the active ingredient for Lyme disease ? how? Two sections of the Knotweed chapter raise particular concerns on my part. Being close to a busy road, especially downhill from one, would concern me, regardless of other possible contaminants. Eating it is revenge. (Can you say ‘corporate profits’?). Knotweed also contains amounts of resveratrol, which can be used to reduce cholesterol (although large quantities would need to be consumed to get these benefits). This site is about eating the plant. We have a variety of Japanese knotweed removal techniques suitable for all jobs. Flowers branching in spike-like clusters, individual flowers are 1/8 inch across, white to greenish or pinkish, with 5 petals, 8 stamens. Thank you for this terrific information! They seem to have the same luck in containing it. Looks like one of your images has been stolen and used without your consent by a firm called War on Weeds. I don’t intend to sound rude, but it seems like a reasoning for government contracts to hand out tax payer money for genocide of the ‘invasive exotic’. It has been used for centuries in its native countries for treating many ailments, such as respiratory infections. I know. http://www.azcentral.com/style/hfe/food/articles/2007/03/20/20070320cookingkudzu0320.html. Prostrate knotweed has been used in phytoremediation of soils contaminated with heavy metals or crude oil . ¾ cup chopped hazelnuts Root tincture of Japanese knotweed can be purchased and is very effective in treating Lyme disease. that are now arising be used for food ? Glyphosate is a systemic herbicide that will transmit the poison to bees and other pollinators through the flowers – and will last for at least 3 years in the soil, from what I’ve read. I don’t think you want to plant knotweed anyplace because it takes over and grows like crazy and is very difficult to get rid of without using weed killer. Japanese Knotweed gets no respect. Its a much better feeling when you can enjoy eating the weeds that used to frustrate you with the endless task of pulling them. The internet is a sewer of misinformation. The “crown” of the root system can be as big as a bull’s head and it has a massive roots system. You answered all my questions! Whole Foods Magazine Online published, that the plant contains the powerful antioxidant compound named resveratrol. Knotweed. Not bad but most people are happy to die young and let there bodies rot ? It is not hard to find it growing all over the place. I use the univeristy library as well as my own private collection. It increased the construction cost of the 2012 Olympic stadium by some 70 million pounds. I have no reference regarding seeds. 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