Giant Knotweed is an herb. The whole flowering plant is used to make medicine.
Giant Knotweed scientific name of Polygonum cuspidatum, its also known as Japanese knotweed, Mexican bamboo, and, in Traditional Chinese Medicine as Hu Zhang.
Polygonum cuspidatum (knotweed) has been used for hundreds of years in ancient medicine to treat heart conditions, inflammation and prevent cognitive disorders. Knotweed is used as a natural, proactive way to help avoid strokes, heart attacks, lower your risk of cancer, reduce gastrointestinal distress, lower blood pressure, maintain proper insulin levels, bronchitis, removing phlegm, lung diseases, skin disorders, and fluid retention.
Japanese Knotweed, is an excellent whole-food source of resveratrol. Resveratrol is a natural antioxidant that is produced by several plants in particular red grapes, blueberries, peanuts and the roots of polygonum cuspidatum to protect them against environmental stresses. Japanese Knotweed contains a wide spectrum of chemical compounds offering herbal benefits.
Knotweed supports a healthy immune system.