The Root Kava Co - Kava

What Is Kava And How Is It Made?

Kava is a small cultivated plant in the pepper family native to the South Pacific with origins that can be traced back at least 3000 years and is associated with both social and ceremonial functions. The largest amount of Kava is grown in Vanuatu; however, it is also grown in the Pacific Islands of Hawaii, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, the Samoan Islands, and Tonga. Kava is an amazing and versatile plant and produces an effect on the body like no other botanical. Unlike other herbs or even prescription medications, it calms as well as focuses and is completely non-addictive.

With an array of health benefits, kava can help alleviate anxiety, relieve muscle tension and pain, improve the quality of sleep as well as provide immune support. We prepare Kava using the traditional method of placing the ground-up root and stem into a porous sack, submerging in water and squeezing and straining the juice.

What are the Health Benefits?

  • Addiction recovery
  • Builds immune system
  • Jet lag recovery
  • Reduces tumor growth
  • Improves memory
  • Relieves hot flashes
  • Eases arthritis pain
  • Effective diuretic
  • Eases mouth sores

Frequently Asked Questions

Kava has been known to effectively treat ADHD, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, common cold, headaches, muscle pain, wound healing, bronchial infections, inflammation. It also enhances the libido.

It is safe in most circumstances. It can have a bad interaction with some prescription medications. It has been known to negatively affect the liver, but only when the liver is vulnerable and when it is taken with other drugs that the liver has trouble processing.

Pregnant and breastfeeding women are not advised to take Kava. Parkinson’s disease patients have seen some adverse effects, anyone with liver issues, and it is not recommended if you are going to have surgery. Additional questions? Ask us!