Kava Kava

Piper methysticum

Kava Kava

Piper methysticum

Kava (root) is a potent herbal extract which helps relieve restlessness and supports emotional balance. Kava Root is also a muscle relaxant, and can be useful for fibromyalgia, restless leg syndrome, muscle spasms, rheumatism and insomnia with muscular tension. It acts as a mucous membrane anodyne, and reduces pain in the throat, stomach, and urinary tract. It works for cystitis, urethritis, painful urination and inflammation of the vas deferens. Studies have shown that it reduces anxiety in numerous clinical trials and many people report a feeling of well being and relaxation after consuming Kava. It grows in Pacific island communities such as Polynesia, Micronesia and Melanesia and has been used there for centuries as a ceremonial drink for tranquility and socialbility.


Products containing Kava Kava:

Kava Root liquid extract
Kava Root Liquid Phytocaps

References:

David Winston “Herbal Therapeutics”
Louise Tenney, M.H. “Today’s Herbal Health”
Image by Forest & Kim Starr, via Wikimedia Commons

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