From the Vendor: Native to the islands of the South Pacific, Hawaii, Polynesia, Melanesia, and Micronesia, Kava Kava or Piper methysticum has been a prominent part of indigenous culture since before written history.
Kava is a perennial shrub with smooth leaves shaped like hearts and a member of the pepper family. Traditionally, the roots are used and a group of compounds known as kavalactones are extracted into room temperature aqueous solution to make a beverage.
The effects can be described as mildly euphoric, with increased sociability and desire for conversation, preserved or enhanced mental clarity, and relaxation at lower doses while becoming sedating at higher doses. A hangover effect, visual disturbances, and insightfully vivid dreams have been reported with higher doses. If using Kava for recreational purposes, moderation of dosing and respect for the sacrament, as well as thorough enjoyment of good company is recommended.
- hypnotic (stress-induced insomnia)
- local anesthetic
- mood elevating
- muscle relaxant
- sedative (mild)
- social lubricant