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lee mccabe
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It seems it's in abundance here, I am in Duncan B.C but I can't find any and heard it's
evereywhere on the island.

I am using it, buying it online as it's cheaper then the ND's who markup,
to heal something. It's working!!!

I've read they're getting
rid of it here and so many places and for the life of me I can't find out where
exactly. (They're taking away healing herbs like the rainforest. Geeze....
they call all the healing herbs and there are many wild here, weeds. )

That said if anyone is from this area, do you know where the areas are
where it's out of control wild here? It would save me ton if I could dry it and use it
in tea or make tinctures myself.

Thankyou so much.
 
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look around river banks and stream beds in disturbed areas. it spreads a little bit like willow (plant parts break off, float a while, take root where they land), only much more quickly.
 
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Boy that was quick. Thankyou Tel J.

Okay, very interesting. I almost know where to start looking.

I am very unfamiliar with the term "disturbed" areas. Could you explain?

As well, we also have many areas "kind of" like that, which are nestled on the shoreline but considerably away from the throughfare of the bay the spreads out to the wide open of the ocean. I am costal which is a stones throw from where I live, and the lakes are about 10 min away on the other side.

Would it be on inland banks where the ocean is quiet and shallow? (Not "ocean-like" in deep area and turmultuous, but we have many areas where things grow as some areas are more still if that makes sense.) Like small quieter run off areas of the ocean. Would it grow along side there? Alongside salt water areas?

Or does it prefer alongside fresh water so lakes and streams?

Thanks again.
 
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I've only ever seen it next to moving fresh water, or in lowlands that are periodically flooded by rivers. I'm not sure it would survive salt water, but I'm only going off my own experience.

by "disturbed area" I mean that you would be wasting your time looking for it in pristine wilderness areas. like many other introduced species, it does best where human activity has opened up niches for it.

thinking more about where I see it, it's generally in sandy and gravelly areas that are seasonally underwater. couple of acres of it a short swim across a cold river from where I type.
 
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OK, Lee... stop the teasing. What is it helping with? I've heard recently that it is more effective than resveratrol .... and I have tons of it... and it is spring! time to harvest, I think :)
 
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nancy sutton wrote:OK, Lee... stop the teasing. What is it helping with? I've heard recently that it is more effective than resveratrol .... and I have tons of it... and it is spring! time to harvest, I think :)
Hi, I have neurological lyme disease. Lyme Disease is the lay term for MSIDS=multi systemic infectious disease syndrome. I have borelia, bartonella, babesia.

I take raw dried herb cut and sift chunks and make tincture and tea in "conjunction" with the antibiotic recipes that are different for each germ, to treat this. It heals many doing treatment this way.

Japanese Knotweed is frontline defense against borrelia = not classified as a gram negative or gram positive germ and frontline defense against bartonella = gram negative germ.

I take Japanese Knotweek in conjunction with my borrelia antibiotics and my bartonella antibiotics. The dieoff I get neurologically is horrendous. It's a really strong great plant for killing these 2 germs when used in conjunction with antibiotics used for the germs. I also take other herbs cut and sift form, for the babesia = protozoa parasite along with that specific to that germ, antibiotic recipe in conjunction.

I would have been healed but had to stop treatment for 16 mos as the infectious disease germs, shut my gastro but now it's resolved and I'm back on treatment meeting full erradiction timelines for each germ.

My treatment will be finished in 2 years. Although bartonella and babesia timelines for full erradiction are 4-6 mos, borrelia is 2 years.

**For people diagnosed with ALS, MS, Parkinsons, and more go to Molecular Biologist of Stealth Pathogens, Prof Garth Nicolson's website www.immed.org

He found these 3 germs and more, prevalent in the people diagnosed with these so called by mainstream standards, "incurable" diseases. He has studied for decades, given info to gov, been given accolades winning prestigious awards for his work for years, YET gov won't allow the info passed to our student doctors in their curriculums at our colleges and universities. One irony is the pharmaceutically funded universities are where most of the labs are, that gathered the proven scientific evidence, these infectious disease germs which are prevalent in the 1rst world, are in fact the causatives of these autoimmunes and many more conditions.

Those of us that found his site and are treating the cause of these so - called autoimmunes, are curing them. Most of the time, they're germ caused but mainstream med community doesn't have his info so people are symptom treated. More profit for big pharma. Collusion and conflict of interest. Symptom treating is a really profitable business. It's a mess.

Google ALS Halperin Studies falsified. 9 out of 10 people diagnosed with ALS, have borrelia in the studies. The studies were then falisified to show less to no people with borrelia, which opened the door for symptom treating saying "we don't know the cause."

Google cell wall deficit bacteria MS Dr. Lida Mattman. She is a 1997 Nobel Nominated for Medicine Molecular Biologist of stealth pathogens who found a strain of borrelia in all of the MS patients. She passed info to gov too saying "we have a causative for multiple sclerosis." Her info is shelved. She passed in 2008.

Both of these scientists don't work for big pharma.
 
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Try calling parks, natural resources and other government departments.

In England, people have lost their homes to this plant. Owners who introduced it are being held liable for cleanup and eradication on adjacent land. £300,000 was mentioned as the price of one job. This bankrupted the owner. Invasive plant surveys are now part of some property transactions. Lenders and insurers have refused deals where there is knotweed.
 
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Dale Hodgins wrote:Try calling parks, natural resources and other government departments.

In England, people have lost their homes to this plant. Owners who introduced it are being held liable for cleanup and eradication on adjacent land. £300,000 was mentioned as the price of one job. This bankrupted the owner. Invasive plant surveys are now part of some property transactions. Lenders and insurers have refused deals where there is knotweed.
Hi Dale,

I see you're on the Island too.

Upon my research for it, I only then learned it is in fact a very troublesome plant. Shame as it's medicinal qualities in being a really capable anti-microbial are unbelievable. We have what we need to heal on the planet.

Why were owners introducting it?

Unreal, 300,000 pounds. Wow. That's not "clean up" at a cheap price.

Lenders and insurers refusing deals where there is knotweed. How bout that.


This is an old post. I was surprised to see activity on it suddenly LOL. After I'd posted it, I'd called around a bit and was directed to a place near Duncan but there was non there. I probably went in the wrong area being new to the Island. If I remember correctly I did get areas given to me by faction of Victoria Municipality but I can't make it there. They are burning a lot of it everywhere it seems.

I found a good supplier back east and I decided if I can't find it, I'll continue using them. It's a huge deal drying cutting anyway I read. Very strong thick roots etc so.................maybe I'll continue buying the cut and sift chunks. Thanks for the education and coming by though.

Do you know of any places near Victoria as I was told?
 
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Thanks a bunch, Lee, for sharing. I have a young friend who is wheelchair bound from ... Lyme Disease? or MS? He's been on a long journey....this may be very helpful ;)

And I know how invasive this is in our PNW and similar climates, as England, at al. Is the problem the solution? Hmmmm..... nothing like a challenge. I know some folks heat with a rocket mass fed with Himalayan blackberry prunings...
 
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Hopefully I'm not sparking one of those pesticides are bad, cider press topics here (if you want one of those the cider press is always open). Just wanted to share something I discovered about Japanese Knotweed and the CRD (regional district where the thread is talking about for those of you not from the area).

This came in an email today:

Gord’s work on CRISP (Capital Region Invasive Species Partnership), lead him to volunteer to track down an educational institution that would be willing to investigate a method to kill invasives using electricity rather than glyphosate. Presently glyphosate is used for stem injection on such items as knotweed. After many attempts over three months with the UVIC Biology department not one email or message was returned. Perhaps there is an engineering student that is interested in taking on this challenge? Someone at UBC or SFU? For more information on the concept, please contact Gord. Here’s a video on just how bad glyphosate (Roundup) is.


Bolds and underline mine.

This is the video: https://youtu.be/kVolljHmqEs

I'm not embedding it because I haven't seen it yet. Also I haven't any confirmation as to the accuracy of the above claim. It doesn't fit with the CRD parks people I use to know, but times may have changed and there is a HUGE movement now to eradicate invasive species.


The conclusion: this might pose a safety barrier to harvesting and using Japanese knotweed on Vancouver Island.

Now we know that pesticides may be actively used for knotweed control, how do we safely harvest it?
 
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nancy sutton wrote:Thanks a bunch, Lee, for sharing. I have a young friend who is wheelchair bound from ... Lyme Disease? or MS? He's been on a long journey....this may be very helpful ;)

And I know how invasive this is in our PNW and similar climates, as England, at al. Is the problem the solution? Hmmmm..... nothing like a challenge. I know some folks heat with a rocket mass fed with Himalayan blackberry prunings...
You're in the PNW too. Yes, similar climate for sure as England.

How interesting with the rocket mass. I had to look that up on wiki never having heard of that. Very interesting. Fed with the Himalayan blackberry prunings how bout that!

Here's a couple more links for you on MS. To be more clear the non pharma funded scientists are saying, there is no "MS" unto itself therefore your young friend may have germ caused MS. The mainstream is calling symptoms of chronic infection disease names. Depending on how and where the infectious disease symptoms hit in the body, will determine if the symptoms of the infection through central nervous system get labelled ALS, MS, Parksinsons and more "diagnosis." Tragically, the cause is the same. That's what I linked Nicolson's site, so you can see that. My US doctor has met him and treats the actual causes. Much of this fight is now really starting to fuel in US Gov due to 2 senators running into the same rabbit holes and they had infectious diseasse borrelia (lyme) plus coinfections. A Carl Tuttle who is a civilian activist is with a group trying to indict the Center of Disease Control. CDC's doctors that make the guidelines on borreli (lyme). babesias, bartonella, all of which treatments are not correct and are based on the false info, these doctorss are all paid by the symptom treating drug makers of MS, ALS and the rest of them. There's 1 aspect of the collusion and conflict of interest and the public pays.

Add this for your friend. Keep in mind, the info you may come across that says other statistic which disprove borrelia as a cause, it's because they tested/ checked for ONLY 1 strain. Everything is falsified. We have over 200 strains. And a true test for 1. As well they've proven that 80% of the time borrelia is coinfected with other pathogens like my deal.

A wheelchair bound mother diagnosed with MS. She realized finally just like the above Molecular Biologist said, it's borrelia (lyme) caused.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2343062/Mother-diagnosed-MS-facing-life-wheelchair-cured--discovered-symptoms-TICK-BITE.html

In the above link, the mainstream told the mother the "lesions" were MS caused. The link below, shows another side of the the same coin. It illustrates the very same "lesions" are lyme caused. The non pharma funded scientists go further saying MS and lyme are the same thing hence many coining it germ (lyme = borrelia plus coinfections) caused MS. Below link here explains it.

http://owndoc.com/lyme/multiple-sclerosis-is-lyme-disease-anatomy-of-a-cover-up/

Google Igenex LAB in the US where you are, for your friend to get tested. This is the only place that has the proper testing. Mainstream does not. Mainstream's Elisa test is not a lyme test just so people know. Legally however that is what they use. Elisa test cannot detect borrelia antibodies most of the time because it is not sensitive enough. PLUS it does not detect other coinfection accurately for the same reason. Just in case your friend decided to get tested and their mainstream doctor, uses the Elisa Test. Igenex Lab tests have the tests for the specific germs and the tests are sensitive.

I know a really good cause treating medical doctor that heals 90% of his patients in Seattle Wa where you are. I use him.




 
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R Ranson wrote:Hopefully I'm not sparking one of those pesticides are bad, cider press topics here (if you want one of those the cider press is always open). Just wanted to share something I discovered about Japanese Knotweed and the CRD (regional district where the thread is talking about for those of you not from the area).

This came in an email today:

Gord’s work on CRISP (Capital Region Invasive Species Partnership), lead him to volunteer to track down an educational institution that would be willing to investigate a method to kill invasives using electricity rather than glyphosate. Presently glyphosate is used for stem injection on such items as knotweed. After many attempts over three months with the UVIC Biology department not one email or message was returned. Perhaps there is an engineering student that is interested in taking on this challenge? Someone at UBC or SFU? For more information on the concept, please contact Gord. Here’s a video on just how bad glyphosate (Roundup) is.


Bolds and underline mine.

This is the video: https://youtu.be/kVolljHmqEs

I'm not embedding it because I haven't seen it yet. Also I haven't any confirmation as to the accuracy of the above claim. It doesn't fit with the CRD parks people I use to know, but times may have changed and there is a HUGE movement now to eradicate invasive species.


The conclusion: this might pose a safety barrier to harvesting and using Japanese knotweed on Vancouver Island.

Now we know that pesticides may be actively used for knotweed control, how do we safely harvest it?
I couldn't agree more. The above may pose a safety barrier to harvesting for sure. I It's all simply a huge catch22 it would seem. I've known about Roundup a long time and it's bad stuff. Catch22's.
 
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Have you any experience using Japanese Knotweed in conjunction with teasel? Do they compliment each other or work against each other? I would love to hear your experience.
 
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R Ranson wrote:Have you any experience using Japanese Knotweed in conjunction with teasel? Do they compliment each other or work against each other? I would love to hear your experience.
Hi, I have used Teasal in conjuction with Japanese Knotweed with absolutely no problems. Yes, they compliment each other very well.

I followed the herbalist Stephen Buhner's protocol initially and really got a good education with his information. It seems all of these plants he recommends are safe in conjunction with each other no problem. Teasal as you know being a good one for lyme alone and since Japanese knotweed is great for lyme and bartonella, it makes it a good double up for lyme using the 2. A pretty good frontline defense right there along with their other qualities like teasal being a great antiinflammatory among other benefits and some of Japanese Knotweed's being antioxidant, immune modulator, antiviral.

Interesting enough, I was also told some people react more favorably to water delivery = tea/decoction, and some to alcohol delivery = tincture.

I react very favourably to water delivery though take tincture along with my tea decoctions. I call it my "dirt" tea. I add nothing to it LOL. Japanse Knotweed though is.........really super strong, a very distinct flavour as is the flavour of Andrographis. Hard to swallow no pun intended.

Depending on the form the plant comes in, leaf or root etc., I also found the cut and sift chunk forms much much stronger than buying the powder form. I can really feel dieoff from tea decoctions of Japanese Knotwood boiling the hard root pieces andTeasal in it's true form of course and dried, as well as the rest of these plants.

(I bring my plant forms to a boil in a liter of water, then simmer for 30 min. Typically 15 to 20 mg of each plant. I mix them together or 1 at a time for my tea decoctions.)

Oddly, from my experience I noticed no medicinal quality in these amazing plants when I bought in the powder form. And who knows how long it's been sitting in the powdered form.
It felt like powdering it killed the "mechanism of action".

Japanese Knotweed is on the top of the list for sure. It's an amazing medicinal plant.

It's a real shame, it's so invasive and troublesome though. And it's looking a tough one to resolve. That aspect of this plant is all new to me.
 
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I'm curious how the Canadian medical system treats chronic Lyme? Is it like the US where they don't recognize the chronic version? Does the insurance cover any doctors visits or herbal medicine? My wife has it and insurance here is a joke regarding this and all the coinfections. Also most doctors are clueless when it comes to nutrition and fatigue symptoms. It took a nutritionist to suggest a Lyme test. And a chiropractor to diagnose her friends Lyme. The infectious disease Doctor (supposedly Lyme literate)that her friend went to, tested her and found Lyme along with a bunch of coinfections and told her to come back when she finds out what she really has since it was impossible to have all the coinfections in his stupid opinion.
My wife now has a great Lyme doc but we have to pay completely out of pocket. I think they covered the antibiotics but her body didn't like those so she's going completely herbal. Do you see any energy healers? What are most of the symptoms you get from the Lyme?
 
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I just reread this and realized you said your die off is nuerological. My wife has the same coinfections you have and has the nuerological die off too. Do you have leaky gut too causing food issues? She has a ton of anxiety and fear from the die off too as well as the brain fog plus other stuff. She's made huge improvement after seeing both a reiki woman who introduced her to muscle testing and releasing trapped emotions as well as a quantum biofeedback chick who's pretty amazing. She's gonna see another person soon to deal with the emotion issues this has caused if need be
 
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Jesse Brown wrote:I just reread this and realized you said your die off is nuerological. My wife has the same coinfections you have and has the nuerological die off too. Do you have leaky gut too causing food issues? She has a ton of anxiety and fear from the die off too as well as the brain fog plus other stuff. She's made huge improvement after seeing both a reiki woman who introduced her to muscle testing and releasing trapped emotions as well as a quantum biofeedback chick who's pretty amazing. She's gonna see another person soon to deal with the emotion issues this has caused if need be
Hi, I'm glad your wife is progressing. Out of respect for this forum I'll answer yours or anyone elses questions through messages anytime to keep this thread about Japanese Knotweed.

(I will quickly say, I take antibiotics and herbal tinctures in conjunction which I make myself. Intrisically I don't feel the other modes you've brought up so don't use them, but some do it that way. I treat to erradicate the infectious disease germs, diet no carbs no sugar (I don't feed them), detox baths and sauna, and dry brush body to open pores, lot's of head and face dry brushing due to where my symptoms are active. It's working. I have neuro babesia as well as regular lyme and bart and I am treating bart and babs first and when those are gone, will hit lyme which will be much easier for me than these co's as the 1 babesia is cause for the symptoms keeping me out of life. Many docs mistake neuro lyme when it's neuro babs, (though they have lyme too, it's just not what is causing the neuro symptoms). So I take Malarone antibiotic an anti protozoa plus herb tincture for babs, it's killing babesia and bringing down neuro symptoms albeit slowly. Bactrim DS for bartonella which is working plus herb tincture in conjunction for it, and as said will treat lyme after these 1rst 2 are gone. I'll give you more info through message tomorrow. My neuro through face and in and out of head is not just die off as well. It's been a chronic state unfortunately. Die off toxins just makes it worse. Yes, Canada is like the US.)
 
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