It can’t go in your food waste bins, or the local authority tip, or your normal compost. Nice to know I can eat it instead of just pulverizing it! Flowers branching in spike-like clusters, individual flowers are 1/8 inch across, white to greenish or pinkish, with 5 petals, 8 stamens. 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. The article mentions that knotweed contains oxalic acid, but so does spinach…. Japanese knotweed will grow just about anywhere, next to water, on the side of the road and railroad tracks, anywhere … we have a tall tree at the top of the hill and have watched the soil slowly erode to where the roots are so exposed that we are worried the tree will fall. are edible, you'll never look at your lawn quite the same way again!. In the book it talks briefly about Deep Ecology, a philosophy that basically says the plants are there for a reason. It grows in acidic soil in damp meadows, bog gardens and cultivated beds. Great fall nectar source for bee getting ready for winter. Stalks taller than 12 inches are edible, but the outer skin quickly becomes tough and fibrous. Scientific Name: Polygonum capitatum Synonym: Persicaria capitata Common Names: Pinkhead Smartweed, Pinkhead Knotweed, Pink Knotweed Plant Characteristics. If I remember correctly it first came to North America around 1912, just a century ago. I drilled holes in the stalk and injected it with concentrated roundup. Basic Search - Advanced Search-Winter Survival Food Handbook. Habitat: Riparian. I have been whacking away at a big patch in my big back yard for twenty years now… just cutting down the shoots every spring and summer as they emerge tall enough to see above the ground cover (mostly creeping buttercup, but that’s about all that grows around here… ha! Getting fancy: knotweed soufflé. Habitat: Riparian. I would like a start of the plant. It’s right around the area that the knotweed is growing. Thanks If you’ve ever wondered, “is Japanese knotweed edible,” then you’re not alone. They are mentioned in the article on Edible Flowers. This will probably take a few years! I don’t understand how they can be a cause of erosion. 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! Learn how to survive on wild edibles during winter and get 2 free Wild Edible PDFs (save $10, until Jan.1) Click here for more. PINK KNOTWEED, PINK BUBBLES Polygonaceae : Print | View think list: View Large : Plant type: semi-herbaceous stoloniferous soft-wooded perennial Hardiness zones: 9-11 Sunlight: hot overhead sun to warm low sun Soil Moisture: dry between watering to usually boggy Soil: ordinary soil, enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline Tolerances: light frost 0.5m : 2m. The internet is a sewer of misinformation. In hindsight, that pain appears to have been provoked by inflammation of the vessels that transverse the top of the foot in reaction to a daily 100mg. I don’t encourage its spreading, but won’t attempt to eradicate it either. 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. Thanks to you, I now know it is edible and some ideas for how people eat it! this has to be repeated year after year every time a new shoot emerges. Cells are like seeds growing other cells but than they stop and die out its a bio nano program in the DNA. Let’s see if my stardust supernova body, epigenetically mixed with knotweed can overcome this “invasive species” of borellia bergdorferi within my biogenetic framework. Beat the egg white with the oil and orange juice. Devon Council have a quick guide and though they are not interested in its culinary qualities it may give and idea of disposal. Ever eaten Japanese knotweed crumble? Himalayan bistort. A lot of info on knotweed on his website as well. Please be responsible to not allow it to run rampant to neighboring areas. (Just bit off a mouthful and even that way it’s not bad…) Sure didn’t LOOK edible. Can be used in pies. Replies. Thanks and great posting, this was a very enjoyable read. When done, the Japanese Knotweed needs only to be mixed with a spoon. Jewel weed is great for poison ivy it helps dry up and great rid of the itching, And it probably doesn’t grow within 400 miles of here…. Not a prime edible. Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. http://www.yogahealer.com/podcasting. I am in rural New York state. Plant Name. I’ve only started and do not know how it will change my symptoms yet. They can grow from 50cm to over 1 metre tall. It will take 3 years minimum for all rhizomes to die while covered with carpet. 3 1/4 c. knotweed juice I’ll try harder next year. 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. Simmer for a short period and cool in 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 ? Knotweed is an invasive plant that quickly takes over wastelands and riverbeds. 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. Often low growing, this plant can sometimes be shrubby. However, the seeds of some of the plants in the same genus, Polygonum, have been parched and eaten among them P. douglasii and P. convolvulus. Jumpseed is a perennial, named for its seeds which can "jump" several feet when a ripe seedpod is disturbed.Persicaria virginiana blooms in midsummer to late summer/early fall. On the People’s Pharmacy there are accounts of people suffering ankle pain that progressed to an inflammatory (allergic) vascular reaction. See more ideas about Recipes, Wild food, Wild edibles. Male and female flowers separate (dioecious.) There is a small horticultural variety of Japanese knotweed called 'compacta' that can have pink flowers; this variety can grow up to 3 feet tall. Japanese knotweed is native to Japan and grows in Canada, U.S., England, some parts of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, China, Korea, and eastern Asia. It is good fodder for grazing animals, including cattle, sheep, goats, horses and donkeys. Resveratrol is what this weed can do better than any other ! how? Add lemon juice to taste and more sugar if desired. Not as much as I love Purslane. Japanese knotweed shoots, peeled if longer than 8″ and coarsely sliced 1 … Subclass: Caryophyllidae I am wondering, have you personally eaten the leaves? It was there that I found the best reasoning for leaving invasives alone or utilizing them. 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). The government is collecting £200m in VAT from it, and most likely a lot more from law firms prosecuting or defending people in neighbour disputes. Good point. My yard has been organic for 15 years! http://www.azcentral.com/style/hfe/food/articles/2007/03/20/20070320cookingkudzu0320.html. I had to put down black plastic at my camp to get rid of just a small amount after I bought the land. I think I have this plant, and I hate undue prep, I would sooner eat the leaves than peel the mature stalks…. Apr 20, 2016 - Explore Jason Estes's board "Japanese knotweed recipes" on Pinterest. supplement. Thanks for sharing your knotweed sharing. I take an antihistamine daily and did not have the “bug bite” type lesions described by others but I did experience pain at the top of the foot and tired, achy ankles with minimal standing/walking. Choose sturdy, juicy looking ones and cut off at the base. I think I saw some down the street. Let me know if you want me to dig some up and send it to you. I just steep it hot water for 10 or 15 minutes add honey and drink. Eating it is revenge. Oh by the way, it’s edible. They seem to have the same luck in containing it. 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. I am in the high desert. I chewed some up last year and then spit them out because I was uncertain of their edibility they were quite tasty . I just learned what it was last wk when beginning a plant medicine class. If they leave it alone what does that tell you? The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects. At some level, we have to use our common sense to determine whether the air, rain, or soil is too contaminated for the vegetation growing in a particular location to be ‘safe’ to eat. Two of them. It is the nature of fascism, which is the nature of power, which is the nature of humanity, which is the nature of nature. I have this Japanese knot weed growing on my property what could be done to remove it is there any chemical maybe gasoline etc to kill this plant please inform me thank you, I know how to eat plants, not kill them per se…. Mortgage companies are refusing loans to people on the grounds that it is in their gardens or neighbouring gardens, which again causes a massive crop of VAT from legal work. I find it fascinating and like to know more. Bolander’s knotweed features slender, alternate foliage. I am betting you and I have similar thoughts when we see things like “How do I kill it?”, especially posted on THIS site, which is about eating it. Folks just assume they were eating or using said before the Europeans arrived. I live on a main road in a small city, so there is a bit of pollution and my yard sloops downward, so probably some runoff as well. How to eat it: Give them a good squeeze to create a refreshing juice. The roundup then goes systemically to all the roots branches, leaves and berries. NEVER eat poke leaves raw.They can kill you. Black Medic is another example. My plant was 8 feet tall by about 6 feet wide. It was just by chance that I found this site and discovered their identity! Disappeared like a magician’s rabbit. Best bet seemed to be to keep pinching off new shoots as they appear and it will eventually ‘starve’ *IF* you can catch them all. In-depth wild edible PDFs. I have read studies suggesting resveratrol may help with degenerative disc disease, a type of pain that is very difficult to treat (this was the reason I began taking it). I see nothing fallopian tubish about the plant whereas Polygonum (pol-LIG-on-um) means many joints and the plant does have that. In order to have green that isn’t prickly weeds and doesn’t need regular mowing, I let the knotweed grow. When I did finally get to it, I noticed the insides of the stalks had little white bumps on it – some more than others. My ankle pain is fading for the first time in over six months, and nearly gone in just a week. This purée is excellent spooned over vanilla ice cream or baked in a pie shell. If you cut into it, the stalk will be hollow except right where the pink line divides sections of growth. Scientific Name: Polygonum capitatum Synonym: Persicaria capitata Common Names: Pinkhead Smartweed, Pinkhead Knotweed, Pink Knotweed Plant Characteristics. The whole flowering plant is used to make medicine. I read some time ago in some book in the library that there were three hundred thousand plants classified and of them three thousand were editable. Read my articles about it. You need to end up with 3 1/4 c. knotweed juice. 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. Don’t keep up with the treatment and you will lose. Begin in the spring by spraying roundup, use the concentrated and dilute 4-5 tbsp. When he saw the whole patch, about eighty feet solid, and ten foot wide, it made me feel good inside to teach a friend about the bounty of the Earth and how it’s possible to have free medicine when properly educated, after many years of study. Maybe I’m just lucky. It’s a pain in the asphalt. Photograph by J. G. Strauch, Jr. The plant is edible and Honey Bees love the nectar. If you or anyone else has any answers, that would be great! It is widespread across Eurasia from Iceland south to Portugal and east to Japan. 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 . We have manged to cook up at least 5 recipes for this plant on our blog In another week, I expect it will be entirely cleared. Japanese knotweed, left, can be made into jelly, right - it goes light pink when just made, and the colour will darken within a year. You answered all my questions! This plant has some medicinal purposes. BEWARE…..THE PLANT WILL CHANGE IN APPEARANCE. This is my first post. However, inflammation from an allergic reaction is counterproductive to pain management. I think, as with rhubarb, the oxalic acid is in the leaves, so I’d never eat them. The butter and flour roux. Overview Information Knotweed is an herb. 1 cup sweetened Japanese Knotweed Purée Add along with hazelnuts and purée to dry ingredients. 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 ! Add the water and the chopped knotweed stalks to a large pot. 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