Kudzu (generic name)

treats Deafness, Glaucoma, Diabetic retinopathy, Alcoholism, Menopausal symptoms, Cardiovascular disease / angina, and Diabetes
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This information is based on a systematic review of scientific literature, and was peer-reviewed and edited by contributors to the Natural Standard Research Collaboration (www.naturalstandard.com): Chi Dam, PharmD (Northeastern University); Nicole Giese, MS (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Erica Seamon, PharmD (Nova Southeastern University); Shaina Tanguay-Colucci, BS (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Catherine Ulbricht, PharmD (Massachusetts General Hospital); Wendy Weissner, BA (Natural Standard Research Collaboration).


DISCLAIMER: Natural Standard developed the above evidence-based information based on a thorough systematic review of the available scientific articles. For comprehensive information about alternative and complementary therapies on the professional level, go to www.naturalstandard.com. Selected references are listed below.

Chiang HM, Fang SH, Wen KC, et al. Life-threatening interaction between the root extract of Pueraria lobata and methotrexate in rats. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 2005;209(3):263-268.

Jeon GC, Park MS, Yoon DY, et al. Antitumor activity of spinasterol isolated from Pueraria roots. Exp Mol Med 2005;37(2):111-120.

Jiang RW, Lau KM, Lam HM, et al. A comparative study on aqueous root extracts of Pueraria thomsonii and Pueraria lobata by antioxidant assay and HPLC fingerprint analysis. J Ethnopharmacol 2005;96(1-2):133-138.

Jin LH, Liu CF, Zeng Y. [Protective effects of puerarin on radiation injury of experimental rats]. Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao 2005;3(1):43-45.

Lau CS, Carrier DJ, Beitle RR, et al. A glycoside flavonoid in Kudzu (Pueraria lobata): identification, quantification, and determination of antioxidant activity. Appl Biochem Biotechnol 2005;121-124:783-794.

Lukas SE, Penetar D, Berko J, et al. An extract of the Chinese herbal root kudzu reduces alcohol drinking by heavy drinkers in a naturalistic setting. Alcohol Clin Exp Res 2005;29(5):756-762.

Mercer LD, Kelly BL, Horne MK, et al. Dietary polyphenols protect dopamine neurons from oxidative insults and apoptosis: investigations in primary rat mesencephalic cultures. Biochem Pharmacol 2005;69(2):339-345.

Pan HP, Mo XL, Yang JZ, et al. [Effect of puerarin on the expression of Hsp70 in the rats with cerebral injury induced by acute local ischemia]. Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi 2005;30(7):538-540.

Shen P, Liu MH, Ng TY, et al. Differential effects of isoflavones, from Astragalus membranaceus and Pueraria thomsonii, on the activation of PPARalpha, PPARgamma, and adipocyte differentiation in vitro. J Nutr 2006;136(4):899-905.

Trisomboon H, Malaivijitnond S, Watanabe G, et al. Ovulation block by Pueraria mirifica: a study of its endocrinological effect in female monkeys. Endocrine 2005;26(1):33-39.

Xiao LZ, Gao LJ, Ma SC. [Comparative study on effects of puerarin and granulocyte colony-stimulating factor in treating acute myocardial infarction]. Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi 2005;25(3):210-213.

Xu X, Zhang S, Zhang L, et al. The Neuroprotection of puerarin against cerebral ischemia is associated with the prevention of apoptosis in rats. Planta Med 2005;71(7):585-591.

Zhang S, Ji G, Liu J. Reversal of chemical-induced liver fibrosis in Wistar rats by puerarin. J Nutr Biochem 2005.

Zhang Y, Chen J, Zhang C, et al. Analysis of the estrogenic components in kudzu root by bioassay and high performance liquid chromatography. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol 2005;94(4):375-381.

Zhao Y, Du GY, Cui HF, et al. [Experimental study of protective effect of pueraria compound on the cerebral ischemic injury]. Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi 2005;30(7):548-551.

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