Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Kudzu Helps Treat Alcohol Intoxication

Kudzu has been used for centuries to threat alcohol intoxication and hangovers. This invasive species does not eliminate alcohol consumption or dependence, however, it does reduce it. Researchers are currently studying how kudzu does this, however, the reason is still unknown. One possibility is through isoflavones that are contained within the kudzu. These are biologically active molecules that affect physiology. Another possibility is that there is an undiscovered compound that accounts for the effects. Click here to read more.