Kudzu root: traditional uses and potential medicinal benefits in diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

Abstract

Kudzu root (Gegen in Chinese) is the dried root of Pueraria lobata (Willd.) Ohwi, a semi-woody, perennial and leguminous vine native to South East Asia. It is often used interchangeably in traditional Chinese medicine with thomson kudzu root (Fengen in Chinese), the dried root of P. thomsonii, although the Chinese Pharmacopoeia has separated them into two… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jep.2011.02.001

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