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Calm Cluster Headaches With Kudzu

July 3, 2012 by  

Can “the plant that ate the South” really be beneficial to those suffering from the excruciating neurological disease called cluster headaches, aka suicide headaches? Sure, it can, according to a report that appeared in the medical journal Headache, written by R. Andrew Sewell, M.D. of Yale University of Medicine in Connecticut. Sewell found kudzu can be used in many safe and natural alternative remedies for your worst health problems.

In a survey of patients with cluster headaches who used kudzu treatments, the majority reported a decrease in the frequency of attacks. Plus, more than one-third of the patients had a decrease in the length of attacks.

Kudzu is a thick vine native to Japan and China that is used in many traditional Asian medicines. Its roots are a rich source of isoflavones, such as puerarin, daidzein and daidzin. Extracts from its flowers, vines and seeds are useful in alternative medicines, as well.

Kudzu is being promoted to reduce the suffering from headaches, to lessen the desire for alcohol and to reduce binge drinking. It also may help with ailments such as diarrhea, high blood pressure, angina pectoris, intestinal obstruction, stomach flu, menopausal symptoms and high cholesterol.

The next time you see kudzu growing over everything in its path, consider that the pesky vine may be able to provide the blessed relief you’ve been praying for.

Bob Livingston

is an ultra-conservative American and author of The Bob Livingston Letter™, founded in 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.

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  • priscilla rutland

    So, how do we get it

    • Bob Livingston

      Dear priscilla rutland,

      It is available at health food stores, many pharmacies and online.

      Best wishes,

    • box-bb-car

      more importantly, for those of us in the south who have an unlimited supply, How is it prepared?

      • pattyt

        I have it everywhere too! anyone know how to prepare it?

  • oldbill

    Mountain Rose Herbs carries Kudzu.

  • Paul B.

    As a cluster headache sufferer, luckily with bouts only every few years, this may be of value for my next attack. FYI, my last bout was initiated from the result of a head injury in a car accident. Everything I tried was to no avail… prednizone, topomax, nothing that previously relieved symptoms worked. The only thing that relieved or reduced attacks was oxygen therapy, either bottled inhalents or rigorous exercise. I think I added 5 lbs of muscle mass during those 3 months from all the push ups and sit ups to increase oxygen flow.

    After 3 months of constant daily attacks, I finally visited my chiropractor who told me that my neck had been knocked out of alignment. After a few realignments over the next month they subsided and I have had no reoccurences since, and that was over 4 years ago.

    I read in my studies that a majority of cluster sufferers have had some type of head injury, concussion, or similar, as I had as a youth received a concussion from a fall from a swing. I would recommend anyone suffering and think it could be from a prior head injury visit a chiropractor and check for neck problems. When you suffer from clusters you are willing to try just about anything, including just cutting off your head.

    I hope this helps someone as I know that they are truly “suicide” headaches.

  • Voice from the wilderness

    Another important (and cheap) therapy for neck and upper shoulder ailments caused by injury, inactivy, bad mussle tone or arthritis is a neck traction device. It works for head aches and sriff necks. The device can be purchased at many drug store such as Wal greeens, wal mart, and CVS. it consists of a aplastib that you fill with water, a bracket with a couple of rollers that fits over the top
    of a door, a head strap with snap rings, and a length of rope that attaches to the plastic bag, through the rollers and then to the head strap. Yhe palstic bag has marked indications for the amount of water needed to obtain the amount of weight to use. Normally you would begin with a lighter weight, say 10#’s and increase gradually each session. Sessions should be kept short, say 15 mins. to begin with, then increase traction time to perhaps 30 or 45 minutes. Usualy it will take a session or perhaps 3 or 4 sessions before you see improvement, and you may seem more stiff after the first session, if you do, decrese the weight slightly for the next couple of sessions then start increasing the weight slightly , every other session. It will work, but you may have be patient, some get results immediately others may take longer.


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