Kudzu is also used for heart and circulatory problems, including high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat and chest pain. It can be used for upper respiratory problems including sinus infections, colds and flu, hay fever, as well as for skin problems, including allergic, itchiness, and psoriasis.
Some people use kudzu for menopausal symptoms, muscle pain, gastritis, fever, diarrhoea, thirst, neck stiffness, and to promote sweating. Other oral uses include treatment of polio myelitis, encephalitis, migraine deafness and traumatic injuries.
Kudzu is typically used for the following conditions:
- menopausal symptoms
- common cold
Kudzu contains isoflavones, estrogen-like compounds thought to offer various health benefits.