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kudzu

an herb that grows in vine form, native to China and Japan and introduced to the United States.
uses It is used to reduce alcohol cravings and to treat alcohol hangovers and menopausal symptoms. Its efficacy is unproven.
contraindications It should not be used during pregnancy and lactation, in children, or in those with known hypersensitivity. It should be used with caution by people who have heart disease.

kudzu (kudˑ·zōō),

n Latin name:
Pueraria lobata; part used: roots; uses: alcoholism, muscle aches, measles, respiratory conditions; precautions: patients with heart disease. Also called
Japanese arrowroot, kudzu vine, ge gen, or
mile-a-minute vine.

kudzu

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