Polygonum cuspidatum or Japanese knotweed, scientific name Fallopia Japonica, is a plant belonging to the Polygonaceae family native to China. It is used for the preparation of tonic and anti-fatigue supplements, useful in case of loss of energy typical of seasonal changes. In fact, this remedy is particularly rich in antioxidant resveratrol, since its dry extract contains a quantity of resveratrol about 400 times higher than that contained in red grape juice. Resveratrol helps fight aging processes, protects the cardiovascular system since it inhibits bad LDL cholesterol oxidation, helps control the cholesterol levels and inhibits platelet aggregation, is a vasodilator useful to counteract hypertension and has anti-inflammatory action.
In addition to this, Polygonium contains mineral salts such as potassium, iron, calcium and magnesium, it has a depurative action by helping to eliminate toxins and improves the body's response to fatigue.
Moreover, the remedy has also a similar estrogen effect and is therefore useful in countering and alleviating menopausal disorders. You can take the polygonium cuspidatum in the form of a dry extract, 1 capsule before breakfast for a month. To enhance the effect, you can take it together with lemon juice that improves the absorption of resveratrol.