Kudzu Root: Good and Bad News about This Butt Fat Buster

2012-02-23 11:56

Kudzu root has recently been promoted as a potential butt fat busting supplement that can help women reduce the fat that has accumulated over their gluteal muscles. While it appears that there is no conclusive scientific evidence that eating Kudzu root is harmful—at least over a relatively short time period and in reasonable doses—there are some significant contraindications that Kudzu root can have on a woman’s health.

Kudzu root is a very invasive, high-climbing, perennial vine from Asia that originally was introduced to the U.S. as a way to control soil erosion, but has since turned into more of a nuisance than a help throughout the southeastern U.S. Varieties of Kudzu fall under names such as Pueraria lobata, Pueraria thomsonii and Pueraria mirifica depending on the origin of the particular Kudzu plant.

Kudzu has a long history of use as a traditional Chinese medicinal plant to treat a wide variety of ailments, of which the most intriguing studied was its use to treat alcoholism. Studies with Kudzu involving alcoholic hamsters have shown that Kudzu does lead to a decrease in their craving for alcohol. With humans, however, Kudzu failed to demonstrate any benefit toward helping recovering alcoholics remain on the wagon. Reportedly in some short term experiments, Kudzu did reduce the beer consumption in heavy alcohol drinkers.

More recent research has shown promise that Kudzu may be beneficial to women who are post-menopausal.

Kudzu possesses plant steroid hormones called phytoestrogens that are very similar to the estrogen post-menopausal women are deficient in. One of the major problems faced by post-menopausal women is the development of diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome due to the lack of normal estrogen levels. Hormone replacement therapy is not a desired alternative because it increases the risk of a woman developing breast or uterine cancer.

However, researchers have found that the phytoestrogens from Kudzu actually mimics human estrogen by binding to tissue specific estrogen receptors in the female body—with the exception of the breast and uterine tissues. Therefore, phytoestrogens from Kudzu might prove to be useful as a safe estrogen replacement therapy for post-menopausal women. In fact, in an animal study involving obese mice that had their ovaries removed and while fed a high fat, researchers discovered that extracts from Kudzu added to the diets of the obese mice resulted in a reversal in weight gain and fat accumulation.


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I have an ample supply of Kudzu growing all around my house. Exactly how would I use this plant without purchasing from someone else? Do you have any idea how I could use this as a money making opportunity? Thanks, A. T.
I have been wondering the same thing... but I am looking for the root tubor ... I think if it is dried out then chopped and ground into a powder. I called inquiring on the product that I found and was told that the raw material' for making the capsules was out of stock. Well sounds like you have the raw stock. I understand it makes a beautiful blue flower... I would think you have to wait to harvest after flowering.... I purchased 2 bottles of the kudzu1000 and immediately felt rejuvenated and now you cannot find to purchase the product anywhere.. EVERYTIME I find a natural product that works for menopause symptoms it is removed from the market... The first one was OneaDay Menopause...best product ever and it was removed 2004 . Good Luck I think this would be a good business venue for local produce market~~~ JR
If you have it growing wild (such as in the Southern region of the U.S.) why purchase it from someone else? If its the root product you're looking for there's no real necessity to dry it and reduce it to powder form unless you just want to. It would be more potent if you grate the root and steep it fresh as a tea. There are plenty of recipes floating around on how to do this. The tea is safe to drink on a once-a-day level depending on your specific medical conditions but as always CONSULT WITH YOUR DOCTOR FIRST BEFORE TAKING ANY HERBAL REMEDIES. The only benefit to drying the root would be to store it for winter use. You can easily dry it by washing it very well then dehydrating it in a regular oven on about 150 degrees (very low temp) for several hours. If you live in a part of the South were it gets consistently over 100 degrees, leaving the root hung (by strings or what have you) for the summer will dry it out enough to be able to shred and use as a tea for the winter. I did see mention of adding sea salt (I am trying Celtic sea salt) to the tea (just a dash mind you). They didn't give a reason but I have discovered when I have issues with my metabolic system a quick shot of salt water is a great pick-me-up. Of course, none of this is profession, just my humble thoughts. Take them or leave them. Best of luck to ya then.
I have never tried Kudzu Root. Where is this usually sold. Burning butt fat is really attractive. I didn't know a single root could do it. Any success stories?
While speaking about Kudzu benefits you need to also make the side effects very clear. 1. Use of Kudzu root during pregnancy: the science doesn't know much about this yet. 2. WebMD says Kudzu may make blood disorders worse. 3. Heart treatment: Science says Kudzu may interfere with cardiovascular treatments. 4. Users of Kudzu root with diabetes need to keep an eye on their blood sugar. It may get low. 5. Cancer patients may need to be careful too because cancers are hormone-sensitive and there is a risk of extra exposure to estrogen. So consider side effects carefully when using this root.