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Kudzu Root

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  • Pueraria montana var. lobata
  • Origin: China
Kudzu Root

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Common Name

Standardized: kudzu

Botanical Name

Pueraria lobata (Lour.) Merr. var lobata (Willd.) Maesen & S.M. Almeida
Plant Family: Fabaceae

Overview

The pestiferous, creeping kudzu plant infesting the southeastern United States is an edible vegetable of Asian origin with a root that has been used for its beneficial properties for over 2000 years. Traditional Chinese Medicine often uses the root to dispel excess heat in the body. It is sweet and acrid in taste, and neutral in properties. It can unclog meridians and covers meridians related to the spleen, stomach, lung, and bladder. Kudzu is often used to more quickly dispel the effects of alcohol ingestion. Kudzu root has a high concentration of isoflavones, which have been investigated by science for their health benefits. While powdered Kudzu root is often used as a thickener in Asian cooking, ours is not appropriate for this use as it does not contain sulfate and is therefore not an effective thickening agent.

Parts Used

Dried root.

Typical Preparations

Added to teas. May also be taken as a capsule or extract although rare.

Summary

Naturopathic physicians report an astonishing range of applications for kudzu.

Precautions

No known precautions.
We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.