Apple Kuzu Remedy
- 6 months +
- 4 (2-ounce) servings
- gluten free
Kuzu was my number-one remedy when my girls were growing up, and it still is now that they are adults. I love it, too—in sickness or in health. Kuzu helps calm and soothe your baby, and it is a powerful remedy for diarrhea, stomachache, acid reflux, colds, cough, fever, and headache. Kuzu helps soothe emotions, eliminates toxins, reduces stress, and diminishes hyperactivity.
Kuzu is a root that comes from a plant similar to kudzu and grows wild along highways in the southern United States. This chalky white substance is native to and usually processed in Japan. Kuzu is alkaline-producing and very soothing to your baby’s digestive system. It can be used in daily cooking as a healthy alternative to arrowroot or cornstarch, to thicken sauces, creams, gravies, pies, puddings, or vegetable stir-fries.
Depending on your child’s condition and taste, you may choose to use kuzu with brown rice syrup and water, apple juice, or savory ingredients. [My daughters] Emi and Mari usually enjoyed the sweet recipes. Save the savory dish for when your child is over one year old.
You will need
- 2 tablespoons kuzu
- ½ cup cold water
- ½ cup apple juice
- Dissolve the kuzu in the cold water.
- Place the apple juice in a small pan, and heat over medium heat.
- Add the dissolved kuzu and water mixture, and stir with a wooden spoon. Continue stirring until the liquid reaches a low simmer and becomes clear.
- Cool before serving.
- For Brown Rice Syrup Kuzu, substitute ½ cup apple juice for ½ cup water, add 2 tablespoons brown rice syrup, and follow the recipe as directed.