Neurocognitive effects of kava (Piper methysticum): a systematic review

@article{Laporte2011NeurocognitiveEO,
  title={Neurocognitive effects of kava (Piper methysticum): a systematic review},
  author={E Laporte and Jerome Sarris and Con Stough and Andrew Scholey},
  journal={Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental},
  year={2011},
  volume={26}
}
Kava (Piper methysticum) elicits dose‐dependent psychotropic effects and thus may potentially deleteriously affect cognitive performance. Clinical trials have assessed the effects of kava on cognition, however, to our knowledge no systematic review has been conducted in this area. 
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