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Kava

Basic Information

Summary

Tropical evergreen shrub with large heart-shaped leaves and woody stems. Its thick roots are mashed or ground and made into a cold and bitter-tasting beverage used similarly to Alcohol. It has a long history of ritual and recreational use in Pacific Polynesia and is now a common herbal product, used widely by those in certain societies as part of a 'Kava Culture.'

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Dose
Oral
Light50-70mg
Common70-150mg
Strong150-200mg
Heavy300mg+

NOTE: Doses are given for pure kavalactones, usually 5-20% of kava.

Duration
All ROAs
Onset20-30 minutes
Duration3-6 hours
After-effects9-18 hours
Effects

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    Interactions

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    References & Notes

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