Current Scientific Research on Kava

Current Scientific Research on Kava In recent years, a number of studies have been conducted to evaluate the efficacy and safety of kava. In fact, from our research and the research conducted by the World Health Organization on the Safety and Hepatotoxicity of Kava, there are now well over 100 studies widely available. After an […]

Chewing the Roots – Ancient Kava Preparation

The tradition of chewing kava roots to prepare for drinking is an ancient practice that has been used by many Polynesian and Melanesian cultures for thousands of years. The process of chewing kava roots is known as “tudei” in some languages, and it is considered to be a traditional and sacred method of preparing the […]

A Brief History of Kava

A Brief History of Kava Kava I. Introduction A. Definition of Kava Kava B. Historical significance of Kava Kava C. Purpose of the term paper II. Pre-Colonial History of Kava Kava A. Origin and spread of Kava Kava B. Traditional uses of Kava Kava C. Cultural and religious significance of Kava Kava   III. Kava […]

Kava Safety and Side Effects

Something on peoples minds when they hear about kava is this: “Is Kava safe?” The TLDR is simple: YES! Kava has a 3000-year safety record. Kava only started to see negative information about it in the early 2000s. This was the same time that pharmaceutical companies began to take notice of Kava. This was especially […]

True Kava Side Effects

There is a lot of noise about the side effects of Kava. As the World Health Organization (THE defacto standard for research when it comes to international issues of health and well-being), clearly stated; “There is no link to liver damage with water-based root extracts of Kava Kava.” In their Summary in their exhaustive 2007 […]

Is Kava Safe?

As we strive to be the best internet resource we can regarding all things kava, we get the question “Is kava safe?” all the time. There’s a general bias in Western civilization to regard the exotic or unfamiliar as dangerous, even when—as with kava—there are abundant studies demonstrating its general safety when used responsibly. For […]

Is Kava Safe for Children?

This is a question we’ve been asked more times than we have Kava plants. Is Kava safe for children? Instead of offering an opinion, let me first offer a few statistics. Kava has been prescribed safely to kids in Europe for decades. Families throughout Oceania allow their children to consume Kava. Kava affects children and teens the same way it affects adults. There have been no long-term effects reported in children who consume Kava. In Germany Kava is often prescribed instead of Prozac to children. This isn’t to say that we advocate starting to give Kava to your kids. As with everything we share here, it’s best to get an informed doctor’s opinion regarding Kava. Anyone can ask any doctor about Kava, but not every doctor is familiar with Kava beyond a few paragraphs they read in a medical journal or on WebMD. But to get to the heart of the matter, I asked friends who allow their children to safely consume Kava, as well as the kids themselves.

Kava Kava Side Effects Liver

In the early 2000s, kava was banned for sale in Europe due to widespread concerns that use of kava herbal supplements might have toxic side effects on the liver. However, regarding the list of kava kava side effects liver toxicity has never surfaced in people who consumed a properly prepared dose of kava, i.e. an […]

Is Kava Legal in the U.S.?

What with all the media hype and misleading studies about kava being damaging to the liver, you might wonder if kava is legal in the United States? It would not be surprising if the FDA had taken similar steps to ban the sale of kava as have health food agencies in Europe, Great Britain and […]

Kava Kava Ireland

Ireland is a long way away from the balmy shores of the South Pacific where kava originated; you may wonder why we’re bothering to talk about Ireland and kava in the same breath. However, for people living on the Emerald Isle who are looking for a natural and effective route to tension relief, finding out […]