Dear Stephen,
Thank you for your efforts to heal the planet. I was introduced to your book Healing Lyme by an organic farmer who used the book to clear himself and his family of lyme and its coinfections. I am attempting to wild-harvest knotweed for my use (I have lyme) and would like to know if Giant knotweed (Polygonum sachalinense) and Bohemian knotweed (Polygonum bohemicum) can be substituted for Japanese knotweed. Do they have similar phytochemicals? Are they as potent as Japanese knotweed with respect to its action against lyme? Thanks!

Stephen’s response:
I haven’t done much work on those species, there is probably some crossover but I can’t say how much. I would not try a substitution.
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