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Addiction

20 January 2011

Chinese kudzu root extract may curb drinking

Taking kudzu root extract to curb drinking leads to an increase in blood ethanol levels, which might lessen the desire for more alcohol, researchers report.

Taking kudzu root extract to curb drinking leads to an increase in blood ethanol levels, which might lessen the desire for more alcohol, researchers report.

Pre-treatment with kudzu had little to no effect on the participants' behavioural, physical or cognitive abilities, but it did cause an increase in heart rate, skin temperature and blood alcohol levels, the researchers found.

Kudzu may alter bloodflow

 

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