Kudzu Root Cut & Sifted

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$3.12 
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$7.80 

Kudzu, also known as Japanese arrowroot, is a trailing vine native to China, Korea and Japan that produces an oblong-shaped root tuber that resembles the potato. While fresh kudzu root is cooked as a vegetable, the dried root is used to prepare teas, tinctures and tonics. Kudzu root, which has a high concentration of isoflavones, is also processed commercially as a dietary supplement.

a.
quick look

information at a glance

originChina
active compoundsIsoflavones (daidzin, daidzein and puerarin), triterpenoid saponins, chalcones and coumarins.
plant part usedroot
processingcut and sifted

b.
buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a tightly-sealed container in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaWhite to light tan in color.
flavor profileSharp and bitter. Combine with other herbs to increase palatability when used in teas or cooking.

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uses

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cosmeticInfuse in carrier oil for topical use.
culinaryUse Kudzu to prepare teas, tinctures and tonics.
wellnessEncapsulate as a dietary supplement.
safetyKudzu root is safe for most people. However, this herb may reduce or increase the effects of certain medications, including birth control pills, diabetes drugs, blood pressure medications and anticoagulants (blood-thinners). Due to the estrogenic effects if isoflavones, kudzu should be avoided if there is a history of a hormone-driven condition, such as breast cancer.

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