Dried Kudzu Root (葛根), also known as Ge Gen, is a very popular herb which has been used for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
This ingredient has proved extremely effective through use of the flower, leaves and root. Being first utilised as early as 200 BC, it was first used to assist the treatment of alcoholism in 600 AD.
So, to uncover why this herb is incredibly treasured in Eastern culture, here are 5 great ways to use Dried Kudzu Root to benefit health and wellbeing...
What is Dried Kudzu Root?
Being native to several Asian territories, including China, Japan and Korea, people in the Western world have predominantly used this in the form of a herbal supplement.
For traditional Eastern use, Dried Kudzu Root has also been used to treat an array of symptoms such as fever, diarrhoea, blood sugar imbalances and heart disease.
In terms of its appearance, a whole Kudzu Root may share a similar appearance to that of a potato or yam, possessing a tanned skin, oblong shape with a white flesh.
Some people can easily identify a Dried Kudzu Root as it shares an appearance to a poison ivy, but don't worry - you won't need to run for the hills with this traditional herb.
What are the health benefits of Dried Kudzu Root?
Containing more than 70 plant compounds, regularly consuming this herb may potentially assist with the following:
- Symptoms of a hangover
- Alleviate headaches
- Assist upsets stomachs, dizziness or vomiting
- Aid heart and circulatory problems, high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat or chest pain
- Symptoms of the common cold, flu, swine flu, hay fever or associated allergies
- Help skin issues, including allergic skin rashes, itchiness and psoriasis
- Muscle pains, measles, dysentery, stomach pains and diarrhoea
In addition, Dried Kudzu Root is suitable for vegans and is gluten-free.
How can I use this herb in my daily routine?
As promised, here are 5 great ways to start integrating Dried Kudzu Root into your everyday routine:
1) Herbal Tea
Infusing Dried Kudzu Root in herbal tea is a fantastic way to receive the benefits from the herb in a delightful natural blend.
We recommend adding a touch of honey to sweeten up the flavours!
2) Ground Powder
Grinding down the root can create a versatile powder which can be used in a variety of ways:
With the ground Kudzu Root, use this as a thickening and binding agent for your homemade soups, perfect for a working-from-home lunch option!
Ground Kudzu is also easy to use to thicken sauces, perfect in time for your evening meal.
You can also great your own supplement with ground Kudzu, or use this as a basis for your protein shakes, milkshakes or many more health-boosting tonics!
How can I get hold of Dried Kudzu Root?
To achieve your health and wellbeing goals effectively, Dried Kudzu Root is available in the following quantity:
Dried Kudzu Root 葛根 (Ge Gen) | (500g)
Now that you've got some fantastic ideas of how to use this versatile herb, we're excited to see you impress your friends and family with your Kudzu knowledge!
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