This root has traditionally been used to combat fever, intestinal disorders, fatigue and weakness in general.
Kuzu is the processed root of the Pueraria Thumbergiana or Pueraria Hirsuta Matsum. The preparation of the current kuzu has hardly changed for centuries. The roots, which can reach up to two meters long sunk into the ground, are harvested in winter. The elaboration of the kuzu consists of isolating the starches, eliminating the fiber and impurities and finally drying it in the open air.
The quality of MIMASA
It is very important that the quality and purity of the kuzu be assured, compared to modern imitations based on arrowroot flour, sweet potato, corn, etc., which are cheaper but do not produce the effects of the genuine product. On the other hand, MIMASA's kuzu offers a complete guarantee, without mixtures of any kind, so its effects are guaranteed.
MIMASA's organic kuzu comes from Kagoshima Prefecture, on the island of Kyushu, where it has been cultivated for more than 100 years and 90% of Japanese kuzu is currently produced. MIMASA kuzu is prepared from roots between 5 and 10 years old and weighing about 10 kg. These characteristics are optimal for the production of the best quality.
- Energy-kJ 1433
- Energy (kcal) 337
- Fat (g) 0,0
- Carbohydrate (g) 84,1
- - Sugars (g) 0,0
- Protein (g) 0,0
- Sodium (g) 0,018
- Salt 0,04
Kuzu decoction has traditionally been used to promote perspiration and relieve fever when constipated or with the flu. Children have a yang nature, so the neutral character of the kuzu is very suitable.
Kuzu extracts excess water from the intestines and lubricates them: it improves the symptoms of diarrhea and constipation. Restores the strength of the intestine so that it recovers peristaltic movements and favors a good level of intestinal flora. In this way, it is especially indicated for constipation of the dilated intestine due to excess fruit, sugar, coffee and artificial drinks.
Kuzu provides great relief in cases of gastroenteritis or when the stomach does not tolerate any liquid or solid. In cases of stomach ulcer, the gelatinous layer protects the stomach walls and helps to heal the ulcer after a few weeks.
In Japan, kuzu is also used as a muscle relaxant and blood circulation stimulant, relieving muscle tension. As this seasoning also contains isoflavonoids, it helps in problems related to cerebral blood vessels such as headache, ringing in the ears, eye fatigue, irritation, insomnia, etc. In addition, its consumption favors the stabilization of the vegetative nervous system. Kuzu is also effective in reducing seizures and spasms in children and stiffness in the elderly by relaxing the parasympathetic nervous system.
The isoflavones in kuzu relax the tension in blood vessels, which consequently lowers blood pressure. It is also effective in preventing heart attacks by relaxing the looped artery on the one hand and activating blood circulation on the other. Finally, according to a study in the Proceeds of the National Academy of Science published in 1993, kuzu extract is a natural alternative in the treatment of addiction to alcohol and tobacco, curbing the consumption of both.
MIMASA kuzu is prepared by diluting two teaspoons in a glass of cold water and then boiling it for about five minutes, until it acquires a gelatinous consistency, colorless or pink and almost transparent. It is seasoned with organic tamari from MIMASA or organic tamari-shoyu from MIMASA. In culinary preparations, it is used as a natural thickener due to its bland taste. Thus, it can also be diluted in cold water and added during the last minutes of cooking soups, vegetables, stews, vegetable tarts or cakes (spreading it over the surface before going into the oven).
MIMASA kuzu is also used as a dressing in salads or for cooking fish, among others. Its neutral flavor combines perfectly with any sweet or salty food and is easily digested thanks to its purity. We can add a MIMASA umeboshi to the preparation and also boil it, when we want to stimulate the liver and help regulate constipation.
Organic root of Pueraria Thumbergiana y Pueraria Hirsuta Matsum
Container of 800g and 100g and box of 5kgs