Botanical Name – Pueratia lobata
Chinese Name – GE GEN
English Name – Kudzu
Kudzu (also called Japanese arrowroot) is a group of plants in the genus Pueraria, in the pea family Fabaceae, subfamily Faboideae.
They are climbing, coiling, and trailing perennial vines native to much of eastern Asia, Southeast Asia, and some Pacific islands.
Where these plants are naturalised, they can be invasive and are considered noxious weeds. The plant climbs over trees or shrubs and grows so rapidly that it kills them by heavy shading. Kudzu has been used as a form of erosion control as well as to enhance the soil. As a legume, it increases the nitrogen in the soil.
Medicinal Action and Uses
Alcoholism – Chinese doctors have used kudzu for centuries in a tea form as a treatment for alcoholism. It is said to be effective in controlling and suppressing the urge to drink alcohol, without side effects.
Circulatory – Kudzu is often used as a remedy for heart and circulatory problems and high blood pressure. Flavonoid-like substances in kudzu contribute to an increase in blood circulation and flow in the arteries of the heart
Gastrointestinal – The fibre in kuzu, in combination with the anti-inflammatory effects of umeboshi, are helpful in easing the symptoms of acute diverticulitis and irritable bowel syndrome.
Stomachic – kudzu can be used as a remedy for an upset stomach caused by digestive issues. It helps improve bowel movements and can ease digestion.
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Cut herbs are herbs which have been harvested and then cut into smaller pieces, suitable for further processing. Cut herbs like Pueratia lobata / GE GEN / Kudzu Cut can be used to produce tinctures or fluid extracts. They can also be used in herbal teas and infusions.