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Piper methysticum, kava kava

Kava (Piper methysticum)

Regular price $35.80 Sale

Ingredients: Cultivated root, 1:1.6 fresh + dry, in a base of organic alcohol and spring water.

Usage: Take 10-40 drops, 1-4 times a day. (Note: Dropper included with 1 & 2 ounce size only.)

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. For more information about this product, please contact our customer service department by phone 541.895.5152

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Principles

Chinese name: Ka Wa Hu Jiao 

Principles: Norish HT, calm Shen

Flavor/Energetics: warm

Meridians: HT, ST, KD

 

About Kava:

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.

*This statement has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent a disease.

Due to FDA regulations we are prohibited from offering medical advice regarding the use of our products. Use this product under the guidance of a qualified healthcare professional.

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