Kudzu as a treatment for alcoholism

You’ve made the decision to cut down on your drinking. At this point, you may be wondering “is there anything that I can take that could help me with my cravings?”

Currently a few drugs are popular for the treatment of alcoholism – Naltrexone, Acamprosate, and Disulfiram. None are always effective or appropriate.

Common side effects include diarrhoea, dyspepsia (indigestion), headache, nausea and vomiting, rash, and itching. More severe side effects have been associated with these drugs which cause suspicion as to whether they are doing more harm than good.

kudzu reduces alcohol consumptionThe pharmaceutical industry has little to offer for keeping alcoholics sober. Herbal medicines, on the other hand, have shown more promising and dramatic results. However, for profiteering reasons, it is not likely that drug companies or your doctor will provide herbal alternatives.

The herb Kudzu can cut consumption of alcohol in half perfectly safely without the side effects of drugs. It has been used to reduce drinking in China since 600 A.D. Scientists have found the herb to be effective in reducing alcohol intake in rats.

Recently, studies have shown evidence that Kudzu can reduce drinking in humans. Essentially, kudzu increases blood alcohol concentration so that people need less alcohol to feel its effects. People feel satisfied on fewer drinks.

So, where can you find some? David Lee, a chemist on the McLean Hospital research team did assays on a variety of kudzu herb extracts from stores and websites and found that many of these products contained less than 1 percent of active kudzu, and thus were ineffective. Higher concentrations are needed – around 30-40 percent of one of Kudzu’s active ingredients (puerarin) is advised. Please be aware that the Kudzu capsules available in Holland & Barrett are only 7%. The tincture they sell is of course alcohol based (all tinctures are), at roughly 60% alcohol.

We’ve reviewed a number of online Kudzu suppliers, and this is the best we could find:

kudzu herbal recovery tabletsBUY KUDZU ONLINE HERE

Or read some more information about Kudzu.

Alternatively you can try Liv.52 – a herbal supplement proven to protect the liver from the damaging effects of alcohol. It assists in the process of detoxification also, in that it speeds up the elimination of acetaldehyde (which means your hangovers won’t be quite so nasty).

498 Responses to “Kudzu as a treatment for alcoholism”

  1. kmac says:

    Hi Mishy, that’s awesome!! I sent you an email. I am trying find help for my mother and my husband’s addictions. what is the best way to take the herbal treatment? like what combination of herbs works best? thank you so much. – kmac

  2. Dee says:

    Hi Vee, I have been drinking for about 20years. I started using swanson kudzu about a week ago, 500mg capsules, not sure if it is working yet, do not know how long it takes! also take one L-glut tablet per day, let me know how you get on, would love to hear from all of you and how you are doing. I pray for us all. Kind regards Dee

  3. dw says:

    hi Mishy
    could you please list the herbals that were successful for you?
    thanks so much

    • Wotnek says:

      Hi there Mishy, I too am real keen to receive the list of herbs you took. If it worked for you it might just work for me too. That would be exciting :-)

  4. Dee says:

    Thanks Mishy, sorry its been a while, are you feeling any better? I need to try Kudzu again as I just cant get into the routine, I have to focus more. I will try and e-mail you tomorrow as my netbook is playing up. I am thinking of all you out there. Kind regards Dee

  5. Vee says:

    Hello everyone. I have been drinking every night for about the last 25 years (I am 56 years old and female.) My drinking comprises of maybe 1-2 glasses of wine and 2-3 whiskeys. Not outrageously over the top. My husband past away two years ago at age 54 of lung cancer. He was a heavy smoker and drinker (since high school) and the “vices” got the best of him. I recently have had “stomach issues” aka liver enzymes very high and bouts of pancreatitis. I stopped drinking for 9 days and pleasantly surprise had no withdrawal symptoms whatsoever. I am 100% Chinese and decided to go to San Francisco Chinatown to find fresh Kudzu Root. I used it in making herbal soup. I made one batch with pork and another with chicken. I started drinking 1-2 glasses of wine again but am cutting out the hard liquor to heal my inners. From all of my research I am also buying the Swanson Brand from Amazon. It is very reasonable and has great reviews. Good health to all of us.

  6. Xolisa says:

    I’got three brothers. All they are alcoholics. They are graduates but struggling with this deseases as a result they are not working. How can I get this herbal medicine (Kudzu ). I’m in South Africa. Please help me.

  7. Paul Kemp says:


    I would like to suggest an herb that has been used for many different kinds of addiction, including alcoholism. The herb is called Kratom and it is grown in Southeast Asia.

    Traditionally, kratom has been used in Thailand and Malaysia as a way to break the craving for opium and heroin. More recently it is being used to stave off the cravings for methadrine. (It is a very unusual herb, because it contains both stimulating alkaloids and relaxing ones, in addition to lowering blood pressure and relieving depression/anxiety.

    In the U.S. where I live, we are seeing hundreds of thousands of people getting off their antidepressants, opioid pain medications, sleeping pills, as well as alcohol. I sense that the pharmaceutical companies see kratom as a threat to their business and are trying to have it banned via a campaign of TV news reports, full of exaggerations and outright lies.

    Kratom is nothing like cannabis, but is more like a very satisfying, pain-relieving coffee, which it is related to (although kratom contains no caffeine).

    I understand that kratom is legal in the UK. I think you will find it a very helpful ally in the fight against alcoholism.

  8. Dee says:

    Hi Mishy, thankyou so much for your reply, I have been so busy and didnt check my netbook for ages, it keeps playing up. The network is awful sometimes, I still drink alot, every day, dont know if kudzu is helping, do you have any tips, I do hope you are well and shall think of you. Thanks so much for your replys. Dee

    • mishy says:

      dee,its ok if you still drink youll quit one day i know,it took me 23 years,maybe try a difrent sorse like gin or wine or somthing you dont like and then ween off it,or email me and i can really chat my advice if it helps michaelfmayes@yahoo.com

  9. peggy says:

    My hubsband is a very heavy drinker seven days a week he has quite serval times but goes back harder everytime so am going to try this hope it works lol k something got to give.

  10. Gee says:

    2 months on from taking these 3 times a day, every day, I’m still drinking 4-5 litres of beer a day.

  11. Dee says:

    Hello Mishy, how are you, I have alcohol cravings and drink every day, I tried kudzu and L-glut and chronium, how are you doing? I am 42yrs old, and so want to cut down. I wish you all the best.

    • mishy says:

      thanks dee it worked,,,holy crap I was scared but it all worked.Hebal is the way to go,My girlfriend is still upset and is just a friend but also is so proud and did not belive it worked ..I can give you a list of all the stuff i took it cost about 100 us dollars and lasted a month,it was worth it.

      • patty says:

        I was wondering what herbs you took.

      • brian says:

        Hi, mishy. I am a recovered alcoholic and work with many active alcoholics. I am not a medical professional, just a guy seeking better solutions for suffering addicts. I would very much like to take you up on your offer of “I can give you a list of all the stuff i took it cost about 100 us dollars and lasted a month,it was worth it.” Please respond to b1m1smith@gmail.com Thank you so much.

      • John says:

        What herbs did you take


    • mishy says:

      oh dee the kudzu only works if you quit,otherwise it is a mild blood thinner and makes you cut down because you get drunker off less alcohol,thats what the chinese use it for.

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  13. mishy says:

    I have successfully Quit Marijuana, cigarettes, and pills.I am an addict.I recently have been inter veined by my girlfriend,She told me horrible things i have said that i don’t remember,Although she is willing to wave it off to Demon Alcohol her wounds still bare scars…And I’m Sick of myself.So I researched herbal medicine and am going to take kudzu and L-glutimine and 5 ht amino acids..I drink 2 gallons of 8%beer A DAY….For 20 Years..If this works we are there my friends.FK the doctors we can do this..# 947-517-3809,Call me I need you, I live in U.S and I am British Canadian.

    • Daffodil says:

      Hi Mishy, Did you try them? Did they work? I am thinking about trying it =)

      • mishy says:

        Soooo sorry for the delay daffodil,I hope your still interested in the kudzu and yes they worked GREAT.My whole herbal treatment worked and im day 109 clean.im sorry i will keep tabs on this site so i can offer help or answer questions i took alot of herbal meds and am doing great no dts or withdrawls.my email is michaelfmayes@yahoo.com if yo9u want to ask anything.anyone i can help.

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