Kudzu is also known by the names Kuzu, Pueraria, Gwat Gun, and Ge Gan. Kudzu is a coarse, high-climbing, twining, trailing, perennial vine, native to Japan and China. It also grows in the Southeastern portions of the United States where it helps to control soil erosion, fix nitrogen into the soil, and feed cattle. This herb quickly overgrows its boundaries, and a single vine can grow up to 100 feet in one season, taking over and killing other plants along its path. It can literally grow through rocks. Despite the many important uses of this plant, it is often considered a noxious weed, yet continues to be imported from Asia to be sold for food and health. The genus is named after the Swiss botanist, M. N. Pueraria. Kudzu root has been known for centuries in traditional China. The first written mention of the plant as a medicine is in the ancient herbal text of Shen Nong (circa A.D.100).
In traditional Chinese health, Kudzu Root is used in prescriptions for the potential to help support symptoms of "wei," or "superficial" syndrome (a health problem that manifests just under the surface - mild, but with fever), thirst, headache, and stiff neck with pain due to high blood pressure. It can also be tried to help support allergies, migraine headaches, measles eruptions in children, and diarrhea. It was also used to help support angina pectoris. The roots provide a fiber for the textile industry. The process for extracting the starch from the roots is tedious and can take up to 120 days, during which it is chopped, washed, pounded into a mass, and filtered up to 50 times.
The primary chemical constituents of Kudzu include starch, isoflavonoids, such content varies from 2-12%, with puerarin in the highest concentration, followed by daidzin and daidzein. It has some demulcent properties, making it useful for thirst and dryness. Also, the flowers have been shown to be effective in lessening the desire for alcohol, and thus are used in the support of alcoholism. This herb also helps counteract poisons.
When Kudzu is roasted in a dry pan, it makes an excellent tonic for the spleen, and helps support diarrhea. Kudzu is cooked as food in China, where it can be used as a thickening agent in making sauces, soups and puddings. It can be used as a starch for people who do not digest grains well. The young leaves, shoots, and flowers can be steamed or sautéed as a vegetable. They may also be pickled. The common name Kudzu also includes the species Pueraria thunbergiana, which is used interchangeably with Pueraria lobata.
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