It is also used for skin problems, including allergic skin rash, itchiness, and psoriasis. Kudzu is widely used in skin diseases that cause discoloration. Including this herb in your diet rejuvenates skin and increases fairness and glow. Some people use kudzu for menopause symptoms, muscle pain, measles, dysentery, stomach pain (gastritis), fever, diarrhea, thirst, neck stiffness, and to promote sweating. Other oral uses include treatment of poliomyelitis, encephalitis, migraine, deafness, diabetes, and traumatic injuries. Health providers in China sometimes give puerarin, a chemical in kudzu, intravenously (by IV) to treat stroke due to a blood clot. Kudzu tubers reduce dryness of the body and ease bowel movement. They are very helpful in relieving constipation. The herb acts as rasayana and slows down the ageing process. It strengthens body and boosts its immunity. The herb is an aphrodisiac, emetic and a general tonic. It revitalizes the whole body and increases muscle bulk. Kudzu rejuvenates the male reproductive system and increases both quality and quantity of semen that increase its count and mobility. The herb reduces vata and normalizes kapha, which increase shukra dhatu. This shukra dhatu helps in increasing hard erections, libido and sexual energy. It acts as a galactagogue and is very useful for nursing mothers. Preliminary evidence suggests puerarin, a constituent of kudzu, may improve insulin resistance. Animal studies and some human case reports suggest that kudzu may have some anti-inflammatory effects. They are used as cataplasm for swellings of joints.
Health benefits of Kudzu:
It helps with metabolic syndrome symptoms.
It may ease menopause symptoms.
It can regulate glucose levels.
Kudzu’s been used to help treat alcoholism.
It reduces inflammation.