kava kava


  • Tea
  • Tablets should be standardized to 70% Kavalcatones
  • Take for no longer that 4-6 weeks on daily basis
  • Induces state of relaxation and goodwill in traditional ceremonial use
  • Enhances mental acuity, memory and sensory perception
  • Sedative and mild euphoriant
  • Treats urinary tract disorders and headaches
  • Reverses secondary effects of anxiety: Kavalcatones release skeletal muscular tension
  • Analgesic strength comparable to cocaine and effective for toothache and pain in kidney and urinary tract
  • Not to be combined with alcohol, anti-depressants, tranquilizers or sleeping pills
  • Do not drive or operate machinery
  • Not recommended for people with severe anxiety and / or depression; constant long term use may damage liver, skin, eyes and spinal cord

Adapted from:

Balch, P.A. (2002). Prescription for herbal healing. New York, NY: Avery books