Kudzu Root and Powder Profile
Also known as
Pueraria lobata, Pueraria montana, Peurarium lobata, and kuzu.
The pestiferous, creeping kudzu plant infesting the southeastern United States is an edible vegetable of Asian origin with a medicinal root used in healing for over 2000 years. Kudzu starch can be cooked into noodles and pastes, into pastries, and as a thickening agent in sauces. It is often used in Asian soups where it is cut into slices and slowly cooked for many hours, sometimes with tangerine peel, meat, and other various ingredients.
Ash, calcium, daidzein, daidzin, genistein (the same compound found in soy), riboflavin.
The washed and dried root. Usually found as a fine powder but dried root pieces work as well.
Added to teas. May also be taken as a capsule or extract although rare.
Naturopathic physicians report an astonishing range of applications for kudzu.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.