Kudzu Tea has been used for many years in traditional Chinese medicine for treating various health conditions. Kudzu herb grows in different regions of Japan, China, parts of Asia and southeastern parts of the United States. These regions are typically mountains, roadsides, fields or thin forests.
The constituents of kudzu are responsible for improving blood circulation along the coronary arteries. These are mainly isoflavones such as daidzin, daidzein, glycosides and puerarin.
How To Make Kudzu Tea
You can make Kudzu Tea either from the leaves or roots of kudzu.
To make Kudzu Tea from leaves you will need to boil Kudzu Tea leaves in water for about 15 minutes. Then let the mix steep for about 5 minutes and, using a strainer to catch the kudzu leaves, pour the tea into your cup. If you want you can sweeten it with sugar or honey.
However, in traditional Chinese medicine it is used more often Kudzu Tea made with kudzu roots. To make it, you will need to brew black or oolong tea and after that, add a handful of kudzu roots. Let the whole mix steep for about 10 minutes and then enjoy!
Kudzu Tea Benefits
The most common and popular benefit of Kudzu Tea is suppressing the craving for alcohol. For people who find themselves consuming alcohol and drink also Kudzu Tea, they may not suffer from hangovers as bad as they normally do.
But Kudzu Tea has many other health benefits:
- Kudzu Tea helps enhancing the blood flow to the brain for those who suffer from atherosclerosis.
- Alleviates muscle pain especially in the neck and back areas.
- Alleviates some menopausal symptoms.
- Improves cardiovascular health.
- Helps treating headaches and dizziness.
Kudzu Tea Side Effects
- Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not drink Kudzu Tea or any other herbal tea without consulting their doctor first.
- Kudzu might slow blood clotting and may interfere with cardiovascular treatments.
- Kudzu Tea may affect blood sugar levels in people with diabetes.
In conclusion, you can say that Kudzu Tea has more heath benefits than side effects. Just remember not to drink too much kudzu tea since overconsumption can lead to the side effects listed above!