Piper methysticum, kava kava
Kava (Piper methysticum)
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Kava (Piper methysticum)

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*32oz size available only while supplies last.​*

Ingredients: Cultivated root, 1:2 fresh + dry, in a base of organic alcohol and spring water.

Body Systems it Supports: nervous, musculoskeletal

Usage: Take 10-40 drops, 1-4 times a day. (Note: Dropper included with 2 ounce size only.) Learn more about how to take lIquid herbal extracts HERE

Precautions: Do not use if under 18 years of age, with liver disease (unexplained fatigue, fever, vomiting, dark urine, pale stool, yellow eyes or skin), while pregnant or nursing. Do not use with alcohol. Excessive use with products causing drowsiness may impair ability to operate a vehicle or heavy equipment.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Principles

Chinese name: Ka Wa Hu Jiao

Principles: Norish HT, calm Shen

Flavor/Energetics: warm

Meridians: HT, ST, KD

Kava is a member of the piperaceae family (pepper) and is a common crop of the South Pacific. A total of 18 different kavalactones (or kavapyrones) have been identified to date, at least 15 of which are active. However, six of them, including kavain, dihydrokavain, methysticin, dihydromethysticin, yangonin, and desmethoxyyangonin, have been determined to be responsible for about 96% of the plant’s pharmacological activity. Some minor constituents, including three chalcones, flavokavain A, flavokavain B, and flavokavain C, have also been identified, as well as a toxic alkaloid (not present in the consumable parts of the plant), pipermethystine. Alkaloids are present in the roots and leaves.