Herbs for alcohol abuse?

Are there any herbs which help reduce the craving for alcohol?

Kudzu is supposed to, 2-5 grams decoction (tea) on an empty stomach. Most heath food stores carry both pill form and tea.

here's what vitamin research product's 96 catalog says about it:

"Kudzu Extract" - 40% flavonglycosides

The active components of kudzu are isoflavones like daidzein. In the orient, kudzu has been used as a traditional treatment for alcoholism. Recently, published research confirmed these traditional uses -- it was shown in animal models of alcoholism, kudzu could reduce spontaneous alcohol consumption and reduce peak alcohol concentrations.

(I'm sure www.vrp.com could tell you more...and no, I don't work for them)

Rodney Reid