Photos of Pueraria montana var. lobata, Pueraria Lobata, Kudzu, ge-gen, ye ge (root), ge hua (flower) 野葛, 越南葛藤.

Kudzu is a plant of many uses. In China, since ancient times the root has been known as ge-gen. Its first mention comes in the ancient herbal of Shen-nong — Shen-nong Ben Cao Jing (2000+ BCE). It is used to treat diarrhea and dysentery, and to bring out skin eruptions when a disease is manifest beneath the skin and has yet to reach the surface. The leaves, flowers, and seeds are also used in Asian traditions.

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