Corpus ID: 30004562

Kava Kava : Gift of the Islands

  title={Kava Kava : Gift of the Islands},
  author={G. Piscopo},
  • G. Piscopo
  • Published 2002
  • Piper methysticum, also known as kava kava, is a highly esteemed medicinal herb that has been at the center of social and ceremonial life in the Pacific islands from before the time of written language. Recent scientific investigation indicates kava can be of value as an anxiolytic, myorelaxant, and analgesic. Unlike other substances used for these purposes, kava has been shown to have minimal negative effect, and possibly a positive effect, on reaction time and cognitive processing. Possible… CONTINUE READING
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