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Unique Source Of Isoflavone & Puerarin
Kudzu, An eastern Asian vine (Pueraria lobata) having multifarious leaves and clusters of reddish-purple flowers. It is grown for silage, fumble, and root starch, and is a pervasive tidy in the southeast United States. In 1876, the herb was found thatís called KUDZU. American gardeners used kudzu for the plant decorative purposes. Kudzu''s most verbal advocate was Channing Cope of Covington, promoted use of the vine to control erosion. The vines grow as much as a foot per day during summer months, climbing trees, power poles. Kudzu vines can grow sixty feet each year.
Kudzu contains two isofavones called daidzin and daidzein, which when taken orally may reduce the cravings for alcohol by influencing areas of the central nervous system that controls the desire for alcohol. Animals given kudzu and alcohol had lower blood alcohol levels than animals given alcohol alone and kudzu treated animals showed less interest in alcohol in general.
Other medicinal uses for Kudzu include, influenza, cough, colds, tonsillitis, measles, fevers, snake and insect bites, diarrhea, dysentery, intestinal ailments, enteritis, constipation, removal of overload fluids from the body, digestive disorders, bad breath, headaches, migraines, hangovers, sinus problems, anemia, internal bleeding, thirst, hunger, lack of energy, sexual apathy, impotence, infertility, asthma, diabetes (caution, can reduce blood sugar levels and effect in hypoglycemia when taken in large amounts), bronchitis, pneumonia, muscle shrinking, dizziness, diaphoretic, strengthen the spleen, stomach and intestines, as well as the entire immune system.
In habitual Chinese medicine kudzu has been used to alleviate muscle pain. Animal studies and some human case reports suggest that kudzu may have some anti-inflammatory effects. Chemicals in kudzu may also lower the heart rate and regulate itís rhythm, as well as enlarge the blood vessels near the heart and the brain. This may support its uses in heart conditions and for the treatment of migraine headaches.
Kudzu also contains a number of useful isoflavones, including daidzein (an anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial agent), daidzin (a cancer preventive) and genistein (an antileukemic agent).
Kudzu can reduce both hangovers and alcohol cravings. Kudzu is a unique source of the isoflavone, puerarin.
Kudzu root compounds can affect neurotransmitters (including serotonin, GABA, and glutamate) and it has shown value in treating migraine and cluster headache.
For decrease cravings, maintain sufficient caloric intake by eating regularly scheduled meals, avoid simple sugar, and supplement with chromium and B-complex vitamin. Avoid overload stress, exercise regularly, and promote a calm mental state of well-being.
Take between foods, two tablets thrice a day, or as suggested by your health care practiced.
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