Category: About Kava

Is kava safer than alcohol?

Photo by No Revisions on Unsplash Alcohol has become a staple in our society as a way to unwind and relax. That nice cold beer or glass of wine can taste so good after a busy day. But with that comes the negative side of alcohol.  The hangover, the mood rollercoaster and the risk of addiction. This has caused people to start looking for an alcohol alternative,  like kava. This

Is kava hard on the liver?

Kava and the liver. It’s a challenging topic that has been a huge debate and has ruined kava’s reputation since the early 1990s. It’s probably the most publicized myth about kava there. What makes it even more complicated, is that the information about it is so polarized; you can find evidence for both sides of the coin if you want it. So we are going to break it down here

How long do the effects of kava last?

Photo by Jeremy Bishop on Unsplash When you’re new to kava, there’s a wealth of information to absorb: understanding its effects, mastering the preparation process, and even experiencing the unique tingling sensation on your tongue. One of the key aspects to grasp is the duration of its effects, which relies on several different  factors. Here are 3 main considerations when it comes to how long the effects of kava lasts.

The Kava Chemocode

Photo by Ashkan Forouzani on Unsplash Kava has been around for centuries. Grown in the Pacific Islands, traditionally it’s been used in religious and cultural ceremonies, socially in community events as well as for its unique medicinal properties.  The effects kava has is similar to those of alcohol; relaxed and social. However, you don’t get drunk, and it doesn’t have the negative side effects affecting your cognition and getting a

Is ashwagandha the same as kava?

Photo by Possessed Photography on Unsplash With all the different plant medicines out there these days, it can be hard to tell them all apart. This is especially true for those that have different names for the same thing. And then of course there are different plants that are used for similar things. This is the case with ashwagandha and kava.  While the two are both roots, and used for

Kava-like Medicinal Plants

The power of plants is usually underestimated. They are overshadowed by drugs and medications that have become a more popular form of healing. The funny thing is that plants were all the medicine we had before medical drugs were invented. In fact, plants are still the inspiration for many drugs today, like white willow bark has the same active ingredient as aspirin. Kava is known for its anti-anxiety effects. It

What is kava dermopathy?

Photo by Valeria Smirnova on Unsplash While kava is already known for its calming, social and anti-anxiety effects, there are other lesser known benefits this plant has in disguise. Kava has a unique relationship with our skin, one that is both intriguing and important for regular kava enthusiasts to understand. It’s an odd one because at first glance the symptoms can seem like a bad thing and even a little

What are the effects of kava?

Photo by Karsten Winegeart on Unsplash Kava’s popularity is steadily growing in North America and globally. This earthy drink, deeply rooted in Pacific Island traditions, has been valued for centuries in various cultural and religious rituals, as well as for its health benefits like helping with sleep and anxiety. Feeling Calm, Focused, and Social Kava is most recognized for creating  feelings of relaxation, calm and clarity. It contains active ingredients

Is kava legal?

Photo by Tingey Injury Law Firm on Unsplash Kava’s rising popularity has brought with it questions about its classification. Amidst the buzz and rumors about its health effects, one key question stands out: Is kava legal? It turns out that this comes down to how it’s classified; that is whether or not it’s considered a drug or not. Kava’s Legal Status By definition kava is legal In the United States.

Research summary: The importance of kava to Tongan culture

Photo by Jovi Waqa on Unsplash A research study done in 2019 looked at the importance of kava in Tongan culture outside of Tonga. The researchers interviewed 12 Tongan men living in Auckland, New Zealand in a qualitative study.  The participants all started drinking kava between the ages of 17 and 20 years. Many of them admitted to not liking the taste at first, but got used to it after


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