What are the effects of Kudzu Root?

Oct 28, 2021

What is the Kudzu Root?

Kudzu Root is a kind of Chinese medicine name, it is the dried root of the leguminous plant Kudzu. It mainly grows in some areas of southern China, like Taiwan, Sichuan, Guizhou and so on. Kudzu Root Extract has powerful effects when extracted from Kudzu Root. In addition to the pharmaceutical and cosmetic fields, people often use Kudzu Root in their daily lives, such as Kudzu Root Tea, Kudzu Root Rice, Kudzu Root Soup, etc.

Kudzu Root extract

What are the effects?

It can play a role in relieving intestinal spasms. Because the soy glycosides contained in kudzu Root have an anti-acetylcholine effect and can obviously contract a smooth muscle, thus acting as an antispasmodic.

It enhances the body's ability to fight infections and is also has anti-allergic. The flavonoids and puerarin contained in Kudzu root have enhanced the phagocytic function of phagocytes, and also promote the production of antibodies in cells, so it has the effect of enhancing antibodies and anti-allergy for cold, flu, allergic rhinitis, etc.

Kudzu Root also has a significant effect on lowering blood pressure and dilating blood vessels. The total pueraria ketone and puerarin contained in it can significantly reduce plasma renin activity and angiotensin, and lower blood pressure.

In addition to the above effects, Kudzu Root can also regulate the body's endocrine system, especially for women. Because Kudzu root is rich in isoflavones, it can play a supplementary role for people with low estrogen levels and protect their cardiovascular; for people with high estrogen levels, it also shows anti-estrogen-like activity and can kill cancer cells and inhibit the growth of cancer cells, playing a certain anti-cancer effect.

How can we use Kudzu Root in our daily life?

We can wash and cut kudzu root into thin slices, add water to boil and drink as tea. It can clear heat and detoxify the body, and also has the effect of detoxifying alcohol and protecting the liver. We can also grind Kudzu Root into powder, make a soup, cook porridge or mix with rice.


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