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Chinese medicine for alcoholism
Uncontrolled, excessive alcohol intake is an addictive disorder which results in a dependence upon alcohol consumption. The person drinks in excess, which can effect his work, emotions and life in general. There different views whether this disorder has psychological or biochemical origins. With continued excessive intake, there can be deteriorating effects on the internal organs.

There is a Chinese Medicine for Alcoholism and it can be useful for hangovers as well.

Kudzu plant has recently been found to have beneficial effects on person who abuse alcohol, acting as a medication which does not allow patients to indulge in substance abuse without experiencing severe nausea and vomiting. Used as a Chinese medicine for alcoholism, remarkable effects were observed when the Kudzu root is infused to make a tea and taken by persons who have problems with alcohol. Few tablespoons can be infused with four cups of water, with three cups of the liquid taken daily. The dried leaves can also be infused to make a tea from this Chinese medicine for alcoholism.

Chinese Medicine Category
Chinese medicine for alcoholism research

Traditional Chinese Medicine & Alcoholism
Kudzu (Pueraria lobata) is one of the earliest medicinal plants used in traditional Chinese medicine. Researchers at the Center for Biochemical and Biophysical Sciences and Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA have many profound pharmacological actions including antidipsotropic (anti-alcohol abuse) activity. Although both the roots and flowers of kudzu, Radix and Flos puerariae, respectively, have been used to treat alcohol abuse safely and effectively in China for more than a millennium.
Keung WM; Vallee BL. Kudzu root: an ancient Chinese source of modern antidipsotropic agents. Phytochemistry (UNITED STATES) Feb 1998, 47 (4) p499-506 

Traditional medicine in the treatment of drug addiction.
National Institute on Drug Dependence, Peking University, Beijing, China.
AIMS: To evaluate clinical trials and neurochemical mechanisms of the action of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture for treating drug addiction. METHODS: We used computerized literature searches in English and Chinese and examined texts written before these computerized databases existed. We used search terms of treatment and neurobiology of herbal medicines, and acupuncture for drug abuse and dependence. RESULTS: Acupuncture showed evidence for clinical efficacy and relevant neurobiological mechanisms in opiate withdrawal, but it showed poor efficacy for alcohol and nicotine withdrawal or relapse prevention, and no large studies supported its efficacy for cocaine in well-designed clinical trials. Clinical trials were rare for herbal remedies. Radix Puerariae showed the most promising efficacy for alcoholism by acting through daidzin, which inhibits mitocochondrial aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 and leads to disulfiram-like alcohol reactions. Peyote also has some evidence for alcoholism treatment among Native Americans. Ginseng and Kava lack efficacy data in addictions, and Kava can be hepatotoxic. Thunbergia laurifolia can protect against alcoholic liver toxicity. Withania somnifera and Salvia miltiorrhiza have no efficacy data, but can reduce morphine tolerance and alcohol intake, respectively, in animal models.