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Kava-Kava (Piper methysticum)

Published by administrator on Wed, 03/21/2012 - 15:16

Kava-kava (most people just call it kava) is an herb with an exotic history. For centuries it has been used in the islands of the South Pacific. The root of this herb is made into a bitter, mouth-numbing beverage that people drink at social gatherings, religious ceremonies, and as a way to welcome important guests. (Even Pope John Paul II sampled kava on a visit to Fiji.) In the cultures of the South Pacific, kava has long been used to promote relaxation, as well as ...