Kava Kava is highly sedative and has been known to numb certain body parts of the body. Small amounts can safely be used to calm the nerves. The German E Commission considers Kava Kava safe in normal doses. It makes a delightful evening drink.
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Pulverized or powdered root, liquid herbal extract, capsule, or cut root may be added to decoction tea.
Topical Uses / Applications:
Not normally used in cooking.
Piperidine alkaloid, resin, Kavalactones, kawahin, yanoginin, methysticin, glycosides
Do not use Kava while pregnant or nursing. Adults or children under 18 should not use it if they have an existing liver condition. Taking excessive doses of Kava may impair your ability to drive or even walk. Kava may interact with or potentiate other sedative drugs.
Tom Harrison, in his book “Savage Civilization” (1937) said that “You cannot hate with kava in you”, and whether that is true or not, Pacific Islanders have for centuries used Kava to calm nerves, and help with relaxation.
These statements have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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