Kava kava (Piper methysticum)
Kava: A Safe Herbal Treatment for Anxiety
Examines the safety and benefits gained from taking Kava Kava herb. Uses of Kava kava; Types of diseases treated by the use of Kava Kava; Components of the herb.
International Kava Conference Held in Fiji: Attendees Request Removal of All International Restrictions for Kava
This article reports that about 120 participants from 16 countries met from November 30 to December 2, 2004 in Suva, Fiji, to discuss the current state of the art research on the traditional Sout...
Kava, a South Pacific root which yields a relaxing beverage enjoyed widely by native people for over 3,000 years. Today kava is becoming widely-recognized in a new role as the primary medicinal plant for the relief of anxiety and tension and for the promotion of tranquility. Kava has the distinction of being the only plant drug which demonstrates significant enough efficacy to offer a real alternative to major pharmaceutical drugs used for these purposes. You can think of kava as the effective anti-dote to stress, one of the most pervasive health-destroyers of our modern world.
A South Pacific odyssey to uncover the traditional uses of this mild-mannered medicinal.
Kava, or Piper methysticum, is both a Pacific island plant and a beverage made from the pulverized roots of the plant. And while kava supplements are becoming popular in the U.S. for relieving stress and anxiety, kava -- as a beverage -- has been consumed by island cultures as a social beverage, and ceremonial libation, for an estimated 3,000 years.
An herbal odyssey