Kava Root Powder

$30.00

Kava is the traditional herb of the South Pacific known to induce clam and reduce anxiety hence its use as a ceremonial drink. It is also used to treat infections of the urinary and reproductive organs traditionally. Kava is narcotic and relaxes the nerve endings and also relaxes the muscles ~ sports people are fans as they use it after training to relax the muscles and thus reduce injury. We mainly use it as an anxiolytic {reduces social anxiety} and find it a very helpful herb. It also induces sleep. Please see the instructions on how to prepare Kava drink. Enjoy!

All of our dried powder blends are created by us and are made from quality local {where possible} and imported herbs.

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Ingredients

Kava root powder (Fijian grown)

Instructions

Pour 2 tablespoons of Kava powder into a small muslin cloth bag and immerse into 1 litre of cold water. Squeeze it hard to release the Kava liquid. The harder the root stock fibre is squeezed, the more kava lactones will be expressed. Do this about 20-35 times and then thoroughly squeeze out and remove the bag. The water will take on a granular, brownish effect as the kava lactones disperse into it. Drink 1 cup. Kava is best consumed on an empty stomach so that all of the kava lactones can be readily absorbed by the body. Do not drive afterwards. Kava numbs the mouth and tongue which is a normal sedative effect. This passes in about 5 minutes. Place the rest in the fridge and consume over the next few days.

Contraindications

Not to be used if pregnant or breastfeeding. Please check with your health professional if you are taking antidepressant, pain medications or anti-psychotics. Contraindicated in Parkinsons.