Apple Kuzu Remedy - Grow healthy. Grow happy.

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Apple Kuzu Remedy

By Grow Healthy. Grow Happy. The Whole Baby Guide

  • 6 months +
  • 4 (2-ounce) servings
  • vegetarian
  • 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
Method
  1. Dissolve the kuzu in the cold water.
  2. Place the apple juice in a small pan, and heat over medium heat.
  3. 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.
  4. Cool before serving.
Variation
  • 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.
Did you make this recipe? Leave a comment below and tell us what you think!

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2 Responses to Apple Kuzu Remedy

  1. Hi Becky,
    I am curious how much I am supposed to give my six month old for teething.
    It seems like four 2 ounce servings is a lot. Especially since I’m already feeding her lunch and dinner. Is this supposed to take the place of one of those feedings?
    Thank you, Vanessa (a local Ashevillian)

    • Hi Vanessa – Your daughter will probably not eat more than she needs. If she is eating a variety of foods, you can just incorporate the kuzu with her other foods. Because the apple is sweet, you may prefer to offer the apple kuzu after she eats savory foods. I gave my daughters kuzu for a basic remedy for digestive upsets, fevers, and any kind of imbalances. I am happy to hear that you are using kuzu. I think it is the best remedy ever — and the great thing is that babies/kids usually love it, too. — Becky

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