A Skin Saver For Booze Hounds
KUDZU / (koohd-zoo) / n. / 1. Also known as Pueraria lobata, a coarse, high-climbing perennial vine with a huge root native to Eastern Asia, covering parts of southern Japan and southeast China; / n. / 2. Considered one of the 50 fundamental herbs in traditional Chinese medicine, with a host of remedial properties, including an ability to curb alcoholism and cure hangovers; / n. / 3. A plant extract that assists in the production of amino acids, which guard against the breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin, e.g., “Put the bottle down and reduce the visible signs of aging with kudzu.”
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