In recent years, there has been a rise in the number of people looking towards a more holistic approach to alcohol addiction. The reason for this is the possible ineffectiveness of common drugs such as Naltrexone and Acamprosate and the inevitable side effects such as nausea, vomiting, itching, and headaches.
One such natural medicine that has been found to be effective in reducing alcohol intake is Kudzu. This ancient Chinese herb has been used to curb alcoholism in its homeland for thousands of years and recent scientific studies have shown its consumption to be effective in rats, with evidence that it can be used with equally positive results in humans.
How to make Kudzu Tea
Kudzu is completely natural and poses no risk of side effects. It is now cultivated around the world. It works by essentially increasing blood alcohol concentration, meaning people only need to drink a small amount to feel the effects of the alcohol.
For alcoholics, Kudzu is definitely worth trying, especially given the fact there is no risk involved. Where a patient does not want to consider prescription drugs, natural Chinese medicines such as this one can be used alongside behavioural alcohol rehab treatments and peer-led groups to help in recovery. Although, seek advice from your GP before you commence any alternative therapies.