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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NOTE: Doses are given for pure kavalactones, usually 5-20% of kava.
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References & Notes
- clinical trials show that Kava significantly lowers anxiety compared to placebo - Mosby's Dental Drug Reference Ninth Edition 2010