Locally-harvested, fresh Kudzu Root (Ge-Gen) available to herbalists in late winter 2018
Kudzu, the ‘vine that ate the South’, formerly known as the ‘miracle vine’ that saved that same region’s rapidly eroding slopes after a century of deforestation and intensive annual agriculture, is truly a multi-faceted plant. The entire plant offers itself to human use: from its rapidly growing, succulent tips down to its deep, bulbous, starchy roots, kudzu can be harvested for food, fiber, medicine, fodder, and fuel.
In its native Asia, kudzu has been put to use for many centuries, particularly in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). The root is known to practitioners of TCM as Ge-Gen and is used to treat fever, thirst, headache, pain due to high blood pressure, allergies, migraines, diarrhea, alcoholism, and angina (www.uofmhealth.org).
Active constituents of kudzu include daidzin, daidzein, puerarin, genistin, genistein, tectorigenin, glycitin, tectoridin, 6″-O-xylosyltectoridin, 6″-O-xyloglycitin, biochanin A, and spinasterol (www.sigmaaldrich.com).
We are offering fresh kudzu roots, harvested in Sylva, NC from soils free of environmental pollutants. Pre-order roots now for shipping or local pick-up in March, 2018. Fresh, cleaned roots are $7/lb., $5/lb for 10 or more lbs. Send us an email at KudzuCulture@gmail.com for more info and to order.
We’ll be digging roots during our annual Kudzu Root Camp, March 16-18. See here for details about how to join in the fun.
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I want to buy some kudzu, live. Please give me a phone number or address where I may inquire. Thank you, Sharon ward
C an I grow the roots you send me?
are you still in the kudzu business ?
Any fresh roots available now??
Do you have any now. How long to ship ?
how many root starts are in a pound and how long does it take to grow? may i pay with a money order or a cashier check?
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Hi! It’s hard to say how many roots are in a pound because the size varies quite a bit. Most roots are 1.5-5# These are not roots intended for growing, as kudzu is highly invasive. They are intended for consumption. Checkout our Etsy! Thank you for your support (:
Hello! I would like some very fresh kudzu root cuttings. Please get back to me!
I want to try to plant some kudzu at my ranch in N.Mexico , a few canyons that need some protection, any help with plants greatly appreciated
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Hi, thanks for your message! We don’t sell for planting/growing. Until kudzu growth in the southeastern US is “wrangled,” there are many regulations against planting.