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KAVA – Nature’s Muscle Relaxant & Anti-Anxiety Herb

In Captain Cook’s 1768 recount of his voyage in the Southern Seas, he wrote of his discovery of an intoxicating ceremonial drink prepared from Piper methysticum (better known as Kava): “the Kava first causes a numbing and then astringent effect in the mouth.  This is then followed by a relaxed, sociable state where the muscles are relaxed from the drink and fatigue and anxiety are lessened.  Eventually a deep, relaxing sleep arrives and the person that has had the kava awakes refreshed and without a hangover or any after-effects of the herb.” Given the proven anxiolytic activities of Kava root, it is most commonly used to calm anxiety, stress, restlessness and treat insomnia. It’s also used for the treatment of ADHD symptoms, epilepsy, psychosis, depression, migraines and...