Scientific Name: Piper methysticum
AKA: Kava Kava
Parts Used: Root
Active Compounds: Piperidine alkaloid, resin
Background:The Kava Kava plant is used throughout the Pacific Islands to calm the body. It also helps to fight urinary tract infections. Many people know kava kava as an aphrodisiac because when it's taken in large quantities, kava kava can cause a feeling of euphoria. In fact, Kava Kava can have a narcotic effect on people who take too much.
Kava Kava also has uses for relieving pain and soothing arthritis. It is an antiseptic and has also was used to treat sexually trasnmited diseases before the evolution of modern antibiotics for this purpose.
Applications: Antiseptic/Diuretic/Stress Reducer/Pain Reliever
Kava Kava is primarily used to treat anxiety and stress.
Antiseptic: Kava Kava can be used to treat urinary infections.
Pain Reliever: Kava Kava can be used to treat pain when it's applied externally. It's especialy useful for sore muscles.
Diuretic: Kava Kava can be used to help relieve joints of water retention and is particularly usefull for arthritis.
Anxiety: Kava Kava can be taken internally to relieve stress and relax the muscles.
Kava Kava is a plant that's native to the Pacific Islands. It has large leaves that can be as much as 10 inches in diameter. The root of the plant is used for herbal medicine and can be harvested year round.
As an infusion, drink 1/2 cup daily for urinary problems.
As a tincture, take 30 drops with water 3 times daily for anxiety.
Kava Kava should not be taken for more than four weeks. It should not be taken by women who are pregnant. Do not take more than the recommneded dose of Kava Kava. Consult your health care provider before beginning use of any herb.
Suggested Use: 1 kava kava capsule as needed. Do not exceed 1 kava capsule a day. It's best not take kava more than 3 times a week. Take a complete week off from a kava kava supplement each month. Discontinue kava use if unusual symptoms occur. Since Good Night Rx contains kava, we suggest not using a kava supplement and Good Night Rx together. Have at least 3 days a week where you are not taking kava or Good Night Rx.
DO NOT take kava if you are on medicines that may cause potential harm to your liver, including acetaminophen (Tylenol) and statin drugs. Do not take kava kava if you have a liver problem or drink alcohol in excess.
* Kava Kava daily values not established.
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