pueraria lobata

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A vine that takes over everything. Millions of acres are covered with this stuff. Leaves clustered in threes. Reddish purple flowers, hairy seedpods. Amazing stuff. It helps regenerate liver tissue while protecting against toxins- look out milk thistle! Kudzu has 100 times more antioxidant than vitamin E. The powdered root is a thickening agent for food. It gives a glisteny shine to stir fried foods and clear sauces. A dairy alternative in cooking. Relaxes blood vessels. Root tea used to clear intestinal blockages, yet help diarrhea, dysentery, headaches. Induces sweating (detox) while lowering blood pressure and blood sugar levels. The whole plant is useable as a detox agent to clean the body of toxins, alcohol etc, while lowering desire for alcohol. The roots can be eaten and are a better source of estrogen than soy. Used in tumor prevention because it blocks the formation of tumor-feeding blood vessels. Said to be good for the spleen and stomach. Help ringing in ears (tinnitis)
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The free amino acids composition of kudzu root (Pueraria lobata) during growth is presented in Table 1.
Genetic variation in Pueraria lobata (Fabaceae), an introduced, clonal, invasive plant of the southeastern United States.
Studies on population structure of Kudzu 144 vine (Pueraria lobata Ohwi).
Major isoflavonoid contents of the phytoestrogen rich-herb Pueraria mirifica in comparison with Pueraria lobata. J.
Pueraria Lobata Radix (Gegen in Chinese) is the dried root of Pueraria lobata (Wild.) Ohwi, a semiwoody, perennial, and leguminous vine native to China, which has been used as an herbal medicine for the treatment of fever, diarrhea, headache, and cardiovascular diseases for more than 2000 years [4].
In the present research, we have summarized clinical and primary studies concerning various remedies of TCM for alcohol abuse, including herbal components (such as Kudzu/ Pueraria Lobata, Pediculus melo, Hypericumpperforatum L.), decoctions and acupuncture.
and Trifolium spp., medics Medicago spp., kudzu Pueraria lobata (Willd.) Ohwi, and vetches Vicia spp.
Puerarin, a daidzein-8-C-glucoside, is the major isoflavone glycoside found in the Chinese herb radix of Pueraria lobata (Willd.) Ohwi, and has more recently exhibited benefits to bone health (Li and Yu 2003; Zhang et al.
Gegen is the dried root of Pueraria lobata. This herb has been ascribed with a plethora of biological activities including anti-pathogenic, anti-hypertensive, anti-platelet, anti-inflammation, anti-apoptotic, and anti-diabetic activities (Song et al.
Importantly, ethnopharmacology-derived Pueraria lobata has been reported to effectively reverse the fibrotic process in the liver.
Puerarin, the main isoflavone glycoside found in the Chinese herb radix of Pueraria lobata (Willd.) Ohwi, has received increasing attention because of its possible role in the prevention of osteoporosis.