Used in Chinese medicine for exterior overheated conditions lodged in the muscles, with fever, headache, and stiff or tight upper back and neck, such as some migraines.
Kudzu can also help in cases of measles which have not broken out yet, by helping them to open, drain, and leave. It is also used for its anti-spasmodic and relaxing effects, for intestinal cramping, and for hypertension. These effects increase blood flow to the brain, and act to lower the blood pressure overall.
Kudzu is also valued for its benefits to recovering alcoholics.