Kratom in the News
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Kratom in the News

What’s the latest news on kratom? Below are a few recent articles. Recently, the FDA approached the World Health Organization (WHO) & the United Nations (UN) to consider banning kratom internationally. The American Kratom Association (AKA) says the FDA has urged WHO’s review of kratom as a way to bypass the drug scheduling process in…

Relax Into Summer With These All-Natural Botanicals
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Relax Into Summer With These All-Natural Botanicals

Ahh, those lazy, hazy crazy days of summer are finally here. The perfect time for backyard barbecues and watching vibrant orange sunsets with a relaxing drink in hand. But if you’re looking to trade in your usual light beer for something more herbal, look no further. We offer several alternatives that can help you relax…

Kratom Q & A
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Kratom Q & A

What is kratom? Kratom (mitragyna speciosa) is a tropical evergreen tree indigenous to Thailand, its surrounding countries, and New Guinea. The plant has been used for millennia in traditional medicine and in social and religious contexts. Kratom belongs to the Rubiaceae family, which includes coffee and gardenia plants. The trees can sometimes reach 80 to…

Check Out Our Other Botanicals (Besides Kratom and Kava)
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Check Out Our Other Botanicals (Besides Kratom and Kava)

Siesta Botanicals offers far more than just kratom and kava. From blue lotus to ashwagandha to organic moringa, we offer many high-quality products to help battle stress, invigorate you, and/or give your health a boost. If you haven’t taken a look at our other botanicals yet, here’s a few of them. Organic Moringa: Packed with…

Staying Calm in a Stressed-Out World
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Staying Calm in a Stressed-Out World

Staying Calm in a Stressed-Out World We’ve had a lot to stress out about in the last few years: COVID-19, lockdowns, loss of income, not to mention the polarizing politics that have dominated the media…  Unfortunately, all of this stress has led to some very severe consequences.  According to Mental Health America (MHA), which screened…

Botanicals to Boost Your Health
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Botanicals to Boost Your Health

Botanicals to Boost Your Health Whatever your ailment, there’s probably an herb for that. Whether you want to reduce inflammation, boost immunity or lower blood pressure, our list of all-natural botanicals below may be exactly what you’re looking for. Turmeric Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a flowering plant of the ginger family Zingiberaceae. This Ayurvedic spice…

How Kava Helps Reduce Poverty in Fiji
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How Kava Helps Reduce Poverty in Fiji

The Role of Kava in Fiji’s Society and Economy Kava is one of the chief exports in Fiji next to sugar, garments, gold, fish and mineral water, and it significantly contributes to Fiji’s social and economic development. Kava provides employment, enhances livelihoods and reduces poverty. This is important because, like other Small Island Developing States…

Kava Q & A
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Kava Q & A

Kava Q & A What is kava? Kava (Piper methysticum) is a tall evergreen shrub in the pepper family native to the South Pacific Islands. Traditionally, kava has been used as a ceremonial drink, consumed to bring about a state of relaxation during rituals and social gatherings. Kava is typically prepared by mixing crushed kava…