Last Updated: September 28 2022

Pueraria Lobata (Kudzu) is a root plant that appears to have traditional usage in alleviating migraines and hangovers.

Kudzu is most often used for

What else is Kudzu known as?
Note that Kudzu is also known as:
  • Kudzu
  • Gegen
  • Pueraria Lobata
Kudzu should not be confused with:
Dosage information

The lone study on Kudzu root used a product containing 100mg of isoflavone equivalents, which appeared to be slightly effective for promoting cognition in postmenopausal women. It is unsure if this is near the optimal dosage or not.

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