Tag - Kava

Kratom and Kava: A Look at the Science

Kratom and Kava:  A Look at the Science As kratom and kava gain in popularity and go mainstream, the science is finally starting to catch up. Below you’ll find several studies backing the benefits of both botanicals. Study: Kratom for Morphine Withdrawal In a recent mouse study, researchers evaluated any signs of physical dependence or hyperalgesia (a condition of enhanced sensitivity to pain) on mice given a kratom alkaloid extract and the alkaloids mitragynine (MG) and mitragynine pseudoindoxyl (MP). They also looked...

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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 (SIDS), Fiji has limited entrepreneurial opportunities. In a 2017 paper published in The Journal of Pacific Studies, author Associate Professor Manoranjan Mohanty details the role of...

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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 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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What is Kava?

“You cannot hate with kava in you.” ~ Tom Harrison in his book "Savage Civilization" (1937)  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 and is consumed to bring about a state of relaxation during rituals and social gatherings. These rituals were said to strengthen ties among groups, reaffirm status and enhance interaction with spirits. Traditional Use In the South Pacific...

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