Day: August 15, 2023

Young People Unlock Alternatives to Generational Alcohol Use with Kava

Studies show that each generation is drinking less alcohol than the one before them. With Gen Z rejecting alcohol at the greatest rate, drinking 20% less than the Millennial generation before them. While attitudes to alcohol are changing, kava bars are becoming a sober curious alternative. People love it for chilled social vibes and inducing happy feelings.  Alcohol’s negative effects are no longer ignored With more information available and a

How best to drink kava: tips and tricks to a great experience

Here at Kavahana, we want everyone to love kava as much as we do. But we know that involves building trust and helping you have a great experience when you drink kava for the first time. Here we have created a list of tips and tricks to keep in mind when you are starting out on your kava journey. Drink kava on an empty stomach: When your stomach is empty,

How kava works in our body and brain

So you’ve recently been introduced to kava. You’re intrigued. Maybe you’re looking to cut back on the amount of alcohol and coffee you drink. Or maybe you like the cultural history of the kava root. Whatever the reason is, you’re curious about the stories you’ve heard about it’s relaxing and calming effects. But you want to know how kava works. How do you get the same feelings of alcohol with

The different ways to make kava

Kava is an earthy drink made from the root of the pepper plant, Piper methysticum, found in the pacific islands. To make kava, the root is harvested and ground down into a fine powder that is then added to water to steep before being strained out, leaving just the earthy drink behind. Traditionally this also involved chewing the root to break it down, but we don’t do that here. Kava

Kava and cancer: The potential anticancer effects kava may have

In this study from 2019, researchers investigated the connection of kava and cancer and it could be protective against certain types of cancer. This is a systematic review that identified, assessed and analyzed related studies to gain a better idea of how the protective components of kava work against cancer cells. The specific components they are interested in are kavalactones, chalcones, cinnamic acid derivatives and flavanones. What they did Researchers

The truth about the tradition of coconut milk in kava

For centuries, kava has been consumed by pacific island cultures. It’s celebrated for its use in cultural and religious ceremonies as well as its medicinal properties. Traditionally kava made by harvesting the roots of the pepper plant, piper methysticum, which are then dried, mixed with water and strained before drinking. But there is also a lesser known tradition of coconut milk in kava. While there is some debate about whether Vanuatu


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