Ingredients, Functions, Indications, Warnings
Although research has focused on Kudzu (Rx. Puerariae "ge gen") alone, most traditional Chinese medicinal herbs are used in formulas that include anywhere from two to 30 herbs all designed to work together synergistically to achieve a desired result. Our formulas feature four herbs all focused on the same problem.
Beyond Well Being uses herb extracts that are essentially the herbal equivalent of freeze dried coffee. Because of this, the herbs we use are five to six times more potent than the ground up herb which some manufacturers sell. So, while our product offers much greater potency, this strength also gives rise to greater risk. For this reason, a physician's recommendation is encouraged. For more on Beyond Well Being herbs, please see our "about Beyond Well Being" article.
Beyond Well Being's Kudzu Formulas all contain the following four herbs:
Clears Head Lowers Thirst
Kudzu (ge gen) is said to address the nausea and gastrointestinal issues arising from excessive alcohol consumption. It has also been shown effective in limiting the amount of alcohol needed to feel tipsy. For this reason, the Kudzu PRT formula (taken in anticipation of drinking) features a greater quantity of this ge gen.
Note to physicians: Rx. Puerariae has been shown to generate a slight, but measurable drop in serum glucose, so hypoglycemic agents may be potentiated with this herb. Patients taking this herb will need to monitor blood glucose levels more carefully, especially during the first week of this therapy. [Source]
Clears Head, Brightens Eyes
Ju Hua is used in China to address the headache and red eyes such as might arise in the morning after.
Note to physicians: Flos. Chrysanthemi has a cool nature which can aggravate a metabolic deficiency in the digestive tract resulting in loose stools. Rx. Puerariae (Kudzu Root) which is also in these formulas may prevent the diarrhea from being aggravated, however vigilance would be well advised while taking this particular herb.
Supports Liver, Detoxifies Toxins