The kudzu plant is a vine originating in the mountains of Japan. Kudzu is the starch obtained from the hardy root of the plant. This wild root has incredible downward energy- it can literally grow through rocks! Its harvest is a very elaborate process making it extremely precious. Kudzu is very alkalising and soothing containing more energy than honey but in a much slower burning form that is easily digested and absorbed. It strengthens and regulates digestion and the intestines.
1 tsp kudzu
½ cup cold spring or filtered water
Dissolve kudzu in cold water. Place in a small saucepan and heat gently while stirring constantly. Keep heating & stirring till liquid becomes thick and changes colour from milky to clear.
Relieves general tiredness and increase vitality. Balances intestinal troubles especially diarrhoea. Alleviates chronic intestinal weakness and colds due to intestinal weakness i.e. stuffy head, blocked sinuses, runny nose. Has a tendency to reduce a fever. Good nourishment for people who cannot eat solid foods.
By Danielle O’Donoghue