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Kava Q & A

Kava Q & AWhat 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 root with water or coconut milk. What’s the difference between mind kava and body kava?If you visit a kava bar, you may be given the option of...

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Baking & Brewing With Botanicals

Baking and Brewing With Our Popular Botanicals We sell a lot more than kratom! Take a look at our other popular botanicals that can be used for brewing delicious herbal teas and making healthy snacks and smoothies. Here are a few recipes you can try but feel free to get creative and add these herbs and spices to a variety of meals, snacks, smoothies and teas. Cacao Powder Cacao has more than 40 times the antioxidants of blueberries and more calcium than...

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Kratom’s Role in Indonesia’s Environment and Economy

Kratom's Role in Indonesia’s Environment and EconomyIndonesia provides around 95% of the world’s kratom with most of the product being shipped to the United States with an estimated 2 to 4 million kratom consumers. Kapuas Hulu in the West Kalimantan province is the main hub for kratom production, generating U.S. $13 million per year. The region has several kratom plantations that are fertilized by the seasonal floods of the Kapuas River. In a 2018 Bloomberg report, the Indonesia Kratom Entrepreneurs...

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The Wide World of Ethnobotanicals

BotanicalsSiesta Botanicals carries several botanicals that have been shown to offer a wide variety of benefits including stress relief, improved concentration and energy levels.AshwagandhaAshwagandha (Withania somnifera), also known as Indian ginseng or winter cherry, is an ancient Ayurvedic herb. It belongs to a class of medicinal herbs known as adaptogens and has been used for more than 3,000 years to help reduce stress, improve stamina and increase concentration levels. Many of ashwagandha’s health benefits are attributed to its high...

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The Move Toward Plant Medicine and Herbs

The Move Toward Plant Medicine and HerbsInterest in plant medicine has grown exponentially in the last decade. People are discovering the health benefits and stress-relieving qualities of traditional herbs, and as a result, many have moved away from more dangerous substances such as alcohol. The U.S. Has a Substance Abuse ProblemApproximately 19.7 million American adults (age 12 and older) struggled with a substance use disorder in 2017, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). Nearly...

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From Tree to Kratom Tea: How is Kratom Produced?

From Tree to Kratom Tea: How is Kratom Produced? How is kratom produced? Is it made in a high-tech greenhouse or a lab? Actually, not much has changed over the centuries when it comes to kratom farming practices. You’ll be happy to know that kratom is naturally and organically cultivated and produced from the leaves of kratom trees which are picked, washed, ground up and dried. In the Beginning For millennia, the local people of Southeast Asia have been cultivating the kratom...

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