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Kava Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
Kava, Kava Kava
Botanical Name
Piper Methysticum, Piperaceae family
Hindi Name
Homeopathic Name
Piper Methysticum   -   Mother Tincture

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Kava Cures

Highly Effective


Action of Kava

Nutrients in Kava

Most Effective

Taste of

Parts Used

Roots, Bark, Rhizomes

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Kava

Excess Kava intake may cause
Renal Problems
Stomach Upset
People having Liver or Kidney problems should avoid Kava. It can have an adverse effect over the Liver if taken for a longer period. Prolonged use may temporarily cause yellow coloring of the skin, hair, and nails. High doses may prove toxic.
Only for Adults. Avoid Kava medication for children.
Avoid use during Pregnancy, Breast Feeding.
Avoid intake 24 hours before a Surgery. Consult your Doctor or Physician if you are having Allopathic medication for Anxiety, Depression and Anesthesia. It may multiply the affect of medication. Decrease your Allopathic dosage if you are having Kava.
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Kava is a shrub.
It is an evergreen.
It grows in a tropical Climate.
It grows up to 2 M.
Best used for Anxiety.
The action of Kava Kava on Human Body is progressive. Initially, it will stimulate. If it is used for a longer period, it will create Mental Depression. If still using it, it can result in pathological effect of Paralysis.
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Materia Medica for Kava

Kava General

Kava has been banned in some countries. Research shows that it may damage Liver in sensitive humans. The percentage of people affected is very low. Nevertheless it may, and there lies the danger.
Please take expert medical advice before using it. The herb is listed here purely for information purposes, because some people around the world have used it.

Kava is an evergreen shrub. It is native to the South Pacific. It is cultivated in Australia and Hawaii. It grows in a tropical Climate. It grows to a height of ten to twenty feet.
It has tender fleshy stems. The dried root is an aromatic, bitter and pungent warming herb. It has heart-shaped leaves and flowers. Kava is used to relieve pain.
Kava induces physical and mental relaxation. It is used for the people who face Depression and Anxiety.
Kava can be an Antiseptic and a Tonic. It helps in managing problems in the Urinary Tract, including Bladder Infections, Cystitis and Gall Bladder complaints. Kava is a tonic for the Gastrointestinal Tract. It promotes the physical and structural flexibility.
The herb eases muscle tension. Kava is useful to relieve Arthritis, Gout and Rheumatism. It is an effective Analgesic. It relieves pain in the Kidneys and Urinary Tract.
Caution :
Avoid up to the age of 18.
Prolonged use may damage the Liver and the Skin.
People with Parkinson's disease should avoid Kava.
Pregnant or nursing women should not take this.
Kava should not be taken after drinking alcohol.
Those who are taking sleeping pills should avoid Kava.
Kava is not for people with Depression.
Kava may enhance the sedative effects of Anesthesia.
Its consumption is not recommended 24 hours before Surgery.
Consult a physician before taking Kava.

Methods of Administration. How to take
Tincture. The best and the most potent method of consuming Kava is to Tincture it.
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Decoction: Make a tea.
Put l/2 teaspoonful of the powdered root in a cup of water. Boil it. Simmer for 10 minutes. Drink three times a day.
Single Herb

Kava for Anxiety

Prepare root decoction. Drink once a day.
Or : Have root extract. Have once a day.
Caution : Avoid high dosage. It may lead to toxicity.

Kava for Backache

Drink a cup of Kava root tea in the evening.

Kava for Insomnia

Take dried Kava roots. Powder it. Put half teaspoon in one cup water and mix. Drink thrice a day.
OR : Prepare tincture. Take one teaspoon twice a day.

Kava for Alzeimer

Prepare a root decoction of Kava. Have one cup two times a day.

Kava for Neuralgia

Drink 3 cups of Kava tea once a day to soothe your inflamed nerves by reducing pain.

Kava for Aerophobia

Steep 2 tablespoon of dried Kava root in one cup of very hot water for 15 minutes. Strain it and drink once a day.

Kava for Agoraphobia

Steep 1 teaspoon of dried Kava roots in one cup of hot water for 15 minutes. Drink it twice daily.

Kava for Hypochondria

Prepare a decoction, made of dried Kava roots and one cup of hot water. Drink it thrice daily.
Put half teaspoon of powdered Kava root in one cup of water. Boil it. Simmer for 10 minutes. Drink it twice a day.

Kava as an Aphrodisiac

Kava Root Decoction elevates the mood. However, Kava is not an Aphrodisiac per se. It relives Stress, Anxiety and Nervous Tension related to Sex.
Prepare a decoction, made of Kava roots and one cup of water. Strain and drink it.
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