Kudzu Root Cut And Sifted Bulk By The Ounce
Common Names: Ko (Chinese Name), Kudzu Root, Pueraria
Scientific Name: Pueraria Lobata, Pueraria Tuberosa, Puetariae Lobata et Thunbergiana, Pachyrhizus Thunbergianus, Leguminosae, Pea Family
Common Uses: Antispasmodic, diaphoretic, diuretic, digestant, demulcent, tonicIn China the root tea is used for headaches, diarrhea, dysentery, gastroenteritis, deafness, to promote measles eruptions, and induce sweating. Also used externally for stiff neck, muscular tension. Used to treat colds, flu, digestive problems, snakebites, insect bites and dog bites. Experimentally, the plant extracts lower blood sugar and lower blood pressure. The flower tea is said to expel drunkenness. Stems are poulticed for treatment of sores, swellings, wounds, boils, skin rashes, mastitis, and stem tea is used as a gargle for sore throats. Root starch is eaten as a food.
*Warnings: Use care if Pregnant or Nursing.
Origin: Found in waste ground from Pennsylvania to Florida; Texas to Kansas. Native to Asia.