What is Kava Kava?
Kava kava (Piper methysticum), also known as ‘awa, is a plant traditionally used throughout the Pacific Islands in ceremonial drinks. Its root extract has been shown to promote calmness and feelings of well-being and may relieve pain and insomnia.
How to Take Kava Kava
As a dietary supplement, take 1000 mg (scant 1/2 tsp) once or twice daily, or as directed by a physician.
Do not take for more than 3 months without a 2-week break between cycles. Because effects may decrease with repeated use, use only as needed to avoid building a tolerance.
Caution: May cause drowsiness. Do not combine kava with alcohol or with medication intended to treat mood disorders. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery while taking kava.
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