Why you should use “Kudzu” as a nutritional supplement:
• To aid withdrawal efforts (alcohol and/or nicotine consumption)
• To treat migraines and some headaches
• To treat fever, flu-like symptoms, measles, gastritis, dysentery and high blood pressure
• Also strengthens the nervous system
• Prevents irritability or restlessness during menopause or depression
• Calms the digestive system, prevents nausea
• Increases resistance to stress and the feeling of satiety
• Expands blood vessels
• Reduces platelet aggregation and excessive perspiration…
What is Kudzu?
Kudzu (Pueraria lobata) is also known as “The Green Plague”. It is a climbing vine from the Far East. Its name comes from the Japanese word “kuzu”, meaning vine. Due to the starch in the plant’s roots, it is primarily grown in China and used in Japan to make a variety of traditional types of candy. Kudzu has been used in China since 600 A.D. as a remedy for various complaints. Its soothing effects were mentioned in “Ji Qian Jin Yao Fang” – the first Chinese medical text.
Apart from the starch that is extracted from them, kudzu roots produce particularly interesting molecules, including daidzein (anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial agent), daidzin (cancer prophylaxis) and genistein (anti-leukemic agent).
The kudzu root is traditionally used to treat fever, flu-like symptoms, measles, gastritis, dysentery and high blood pressure; it is also used as a muscle relaxant. The kudzu root’s ingredients can attack neurotransmitters (including serotonin, GABA, and glutamate). Furthermore, they have proven effective at treating migraines and some headaches.
Due to its interesting effects in relation to addictions (alcoholism and nicotine addiction), kudzu has been the subject of many studies. The root’s most important active substances have antioxidant properties and appear to be responsible for the effects on addictions. The mechanism behind this has not yet been explained, but kudzu could communicate with the alcohol metabolism and brain’s nervous system. When consumed regularly, the kudzu root also aids drug withdrawal. This leads to less alcohol consumption and a lesser addiction to cigarettes. Kudzu also strengthens the nervous system, therefore preventing irritability and restlessness during withdrawal; it also has the same affect during menopause and depression.
The kudzu root quickly soothes the digestive system, nausea, and the sensation of hunger; it increases stress resistance as well as the feeling of satiety, expands blood vessels, and reduces platelet aggregation, excessive perspiration, and fever.