Kudzu is a Japanese vine that was planted in this country a century ago to prevent soil erosion. It’s done that … and much more. It now covers 10 million acres in the South. And it’s killing off native plants.
That’s your history lesson for the day.
I’m interested in kudzu as a natural health supplement because it can lower cholesterol by 50 percent. That’s better than most statin drugs, says Total Health Breakthroughs Editor Melanie Segala. Studies show kudzu also may improve heart health and prevent diabetes.
Check out your local health food store for kudzu supplements, says Melanie. And stock up.