Kudzu is a plant that is used to prepare health drinks and in cooking. It grows in forests in China, Japan, India and the southern United States. It is also known in other countries as arrowroot. Not only does it have culinary applications, but it also has medicinal properties.
Properties of Kudzu
Kudzu has been used particularly to treat addictions, including tobacco and alcohol addiction, but it also has many important properties to benefit our health, such as:
• Regulating the function of the intestinal tract, for cases of diarrhea and constipation. It helps intestinal flora.
• It helps the recovery from gastroenteritis.
• It is rich in fiber and helps us to absorb fewer fats and sugars.
• It reduces fever and symptoms of flu-like conditions.
• It is very helpful in fighting respiratory problems.
• It helps to reduce fatigue and boosts our bodies’ energy levels.
It is ideal in cooking as an extra ingredient for preparing meals, sauces, soups, stews and salads. A spoonful of Kudzu is equivalent to one spoonful of cornstarch or two spoonfuls of wheat flour.
It can be found in the form of dietary supplement pills. It is advised to take 1 pill per day with a main meal.