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 […]
As with any herb or substance that affects the brain, kava kava should be used in moderation in a safe setting conducive to the enjoyment of this herb. However, we have not found any reports of a kava overdose in the archived studies of this plant. Overall, kava root seems to be a gentle medicine: […]
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.
Whenever you look into any new herbal remedy, kava benefits and side effects are some of the first factors you should consider in determining if an herb is right for you. Kava has been used medicinally for hundreds if not thousands of years in Polynesia, Micronesia, and Hawaii, as well as a recreational beverage for relaxation […]
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 […]
Given its increasing reputation as a mellowing medicine of the South Pacific, one the question about kava that we hear a lot is, “Can kava get you high?” The answer to this question is ultimately a matter of perspective: “high” is a broad term that takes in dozens of psychoactive plants with their own unique […]
We’re thrilled that we’ve become one of the most popular informational places to find authoritative and useful information on Kava Kava, and as a result, we get a great many questions regarding this herbal supplement. So, we do our best to turn as many of your Kava questions into blog entries. Without a doubt, our […]