Kava Kava Root (Piper methysticum) - Wildcrafted


Known primarily as a calming tonic, the root Kava Kava, is a member of the pepper family. This root acts as a natural tranquillizer, steadying nerves and inducing a feeling of well-being - its Latin name is Piper methysticum, meaning intoxicating pepper (Kava Kava results from the grinding of the Piper methysticum root).

Kava Kava is a robust plant, botanically categorized as an erect perennial shrub. This shrub prefers warm, humid conditions to grow up to nine-feet-tall (Kava Kava grows particularly well at an altitude of 150-300 meters above sea level, in stony ground).

The beverage form of Kava Kava has been used on islands of the South Pacific to counter stress, enhance social situations and for ceremonial purposes for over 3000-years (It is considered the national drink of Fiji).

The active ingredients of Kava Kava are the Kavalactones and other unnamed components which are found in its dense, fleshy, roots. The content of Kavalactones in any given Kava Kava root varies from 3% to 20% - more than a dozen Kavalactones have thus far been found.


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