Is kudzu the same as arrowroot?

Answer No, kudzu [Pueraria lobata] isn't the same as arrowroot [Maranta arundinacea]. Kudzu is in the same family [Fabaceae] as beans and peas. Arrowroot is in the family of the obedience plants [Marantac... Read More »

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How to Make Arrowroot Deodorant?

Arrowroot deodorant is a simple, easy-to-make homemade deodorant that is just as effective as commercial brands. Homemade deodorants, however, eschew the use of chemical and preservatives, relying ... Read More »

Is arrowroot flour made from potato?

Arrowroot is not a potato, but the flour is made from the root of the arrowroot plant.

Where does kudzu come from?

Southeast China and southern Japan represent the native range of kudzu [Pueraria lobata]. The Chinese name for the plant is 'gé gēn'. The Japanese name is 'kuzu'.

Why was kudzu used?

Kudzu was thought to be a good bankholder, against soil erosion. For it's a legume, which is a nitrogen-fixing plant. Nitrogen is one of the most common elements above and below ground. But it isn'... Read More »