Kudzu (Pueraria lobata.) -- TCM charlatans make unsupported claims about supposed health effects, and because it has phytoestrogens (like soy and some other plants), scammers try to sell this as breast enlargement creams or pills
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Clemson scientists: Kudzu can release soil carbon, accelerate global warming
Researchers find that invasives Japanese knotweed and kudzu make the soil release more carbon, and their spread contributes to climate change. But planting nitrogen fixers like beans can help the soil release less.