Kava Kava Piper methysticum
Kava kava acts much like alcohol on your brain, making you feel calm, relaxed, and happy. The plant is also thought to relieve pain, prevent seizures, and relax muscles.
Tense? Stressed Out? Need a good night's sleep? Let Kava Kava soothe your mind and body naturally. This popular Polynesian herb is famous for calming the nerves, easing tense muscles and enhancing mental acuity, memory and sensory perception.
The German Commission E recommends Kava for treating nervous anxiety, tension, and agitation. It is also used to relieve stress and reduce insomnia, tension headaches, and alcohol withdrawal. Kava is sometimes used as a local anesthetic. When combined with pumpkin seed, it is used in treating irritable bladder syndrome. Kava is used in Hawaii to reduce anxiety and fatigue, induce sleep, but is also used to treat asthma, arthritis pains, and urinary difficulties. Medical tests suggest it may be helpful in treating psychosomatic symptoms in menopause. In the South Sea Islands, Kava Kava is used as a calming and stimulating intoxicant. Taken in large quantities this herb produces a euphoric state.