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I have seen this herb mentioned several times on here, but in searching, I did not find dosage given. I did two caps mentioned and double dose mentioned on another post.


What I have is Solvay's triple strength Resveratrol which has 225mg Japanese Knotweed per capsule. I am curious at what milligrams you all have seen this work? Also, how often do you all give this? Just as needed or regularly?

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Hi Mayzoo


My son is 11 and just started on 200mg of resvertral and seems to be tolerating it. I don't know if it is helping, just started 2 weeks ago. We are new to treating the lyme infection that I think he has had for almost 2 years. I hope it helps him, I have read good things about it.

You may want to check out Stephen Buhner's site, he gives dosage instructions for adults and children. I have heard you should start out low and slowly increase. Here is his site, good luck.



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We are using 1/4 tsp of the whole organic powdered herb (1stChineseHerbs) in decoction and 1/4 tsp of the tincture (WoodLandEssence), all 3x daily.


I would like to find a North American supplier because of the possibility of contamination with anything sourced (even organic) from China these days. I am consulting with Buhner's associate this afternoon and will post her suggestions if she has any.


1 tsp = 4 grams (of sugar) so 1/4 tsp = 1 gram, so we are dosing approx. 2 grams 3x daily


"Solvay's triple strength Resveratrol which has 225mg Japanese Knotweed per capsule"


SourceNaturals which was once recommended by Buhner, and which was what we used in the beginning, contains 500 mg japanese knotweed per capsule.


Supplement Facts Serving Size: 2 Capsules Servings Per Container: 30 Amount Per Serving %DV Sodium 5 mg <1% Polygonum cuspidatum Root Extract 1 g † Standardized to 8% Total Resveratrols Yielding: Total Resveratrols 80 mg † Resveratrol 20 mg Red Wine Extract 5 mg †


I used to purchase it from iHerb.


I find it much cheaper to purchase the powder (no fillers). You can encapsulate it yourself and let stomach acid do the extraction, or you can decoct it into a water extraction. I use the tincture along with the decocted powder because each extraction method extracts different constituents and I am trying to get as many different constituents as possible.


When we were beginning the herbal bartonella protocol and I was messing around with dosages of the other herbs, I found that 1 double dose (ie 4 grams) of either the powdered japanese knotweed herb or the tincture was enough to bring her out of an emotional herx (ie rage :) ).


DD is no longer herxing so 2 grams 3x daily is where we remain.

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