Profile: The Pacific Islands use kava kava as a social and ceremonial drink and for its health benefits. Piper methysticum is 3,000 years old. Herbalists use the plant to relax naturally. Kava kava root is decocted and tinctured.
Details: Kava grows in the Pacific Islands. Climate pressures and global demand have raised prices. We aim to keep our prices affordable, but we recently raised kava kava prices. We'll keep watching the market and adjusting prices.
Kava kava is a traditional Pacific Island herb with a mysterious, 3000-year history. Many folk legends regarding kava kava's genesis involve the first plant blooming on a sacrificed person's grave. Drinking kava symbolizes becoming a sacrificial victim. Kava kava is a traditional ceremonial drink. Polynesian people drank so much kava in "Kava Rooms" that they passed out. Due to a paucity of written documents in the Pacific Islands, historians believe this event began in Asia, possibly with the Chinese tea ceremony. New research suggests Melanesia, New Guinea, or the Solomon Islands. Captain Cook documented the method and ceremony in the 18th century. According to Cook, the root was chewed and ground into mulch, which was blended with water to make a hallucinogenic drink. In the Pacific Islands, kava kava is utilized socially and recreationally.
Kava kava promotes relaxation and reduces tension.
Tom Harrison's 1937 book "Savage Civilization" declared, "You cannot hate with kava in you." Whether or not that's true, Pacific Islanders have taken Kava for millennia to soothe nerves and relax. It's sedative and numbs body parts. In controlled amounts, it's a safe evening drink with no recorded negative effects. The German E Commission approves.
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|Shelf Life:||2 Years.|
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