I have read your book and most recent Public Health Alert with your recommendations. There is a local herbalist willing to collect Japanese knotweed to supply my patients, and that seems most consistent with your philosophy of local treatments of lyme disease. Are there guidelines for her to use in collecting (time of year), drying (is sauna OK), and dosing? Thank you.
Collect the root anytime, however it is strongest in spring. It should be cut up and air dried out of the sun; I would not use a sauna. Buy 00 capsules, fill and take as directed in the book OR take 1 tbl 3-4x daily blended in juice.