Kudzu (Pueraria montana) is a climbing vine native to Asia. It's now an invasive vine in the US. The root, flower, and leaf are used as medicine.

Kudzu contains ingredients that might counteract the effects of alcohol. It might also have effects like estrogen.

People use kudzu for alcohol use disorder, heart disease, diabetes, menopausal symptoms, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

Don't confuse kudzu with arrowroot, arum, cassava, wahoo, or zedoary. These are not the same.

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