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Japanese Knotweed Extract

Japanese KnotweedJapanese knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum) is a large perennial plant originating from Japan, Korea and China. Nowadays, it is being cultivated in Europe and North America, mainly as a decorative plant. Known also as monkeyweed, monkey fungus, Himalayan fleece vine, or fleeceflower, Japanese knotweed is a representative of the Polygonaceae family of plants with the appearance of bamboo. The plant can get over 12 feet tall and is very tolerant to hot temperatures. The blossoms of the tree are beautiful white clusters of small flowers, which are very highly valued by beekeepers as great sources of honey. Young stems of Polygonum cuspidatum used to be considered edible and played a role of a nutritious addition to vegetable salads. (more…)