Saccade and cognitive impairment associated with kava intoxication

@article{Cairney2003SaccadeAC,
  title={Saccade and cognitive impairment associated with kava intoxication},
  author={Sheree Cairney and Paul Maruff and Alan R. Clough and Alex Collie and Jon Currie and Bart J. Currie},
  journal={Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental},
  year={2003},
  volume={18}
}
Kava is an extract from the Piper methysticum Forst. f. plant that has social and spiritual importance in Pacific islands societies. Herbal remedies that contain kava are used for the psychiatric treatment of anxiety and insomnia. Laboratory studies have found only subtle, if any, changes on cognitive or motor functions from the acute effects of consuming small clinical doses of kava products. Intoxication from recreational doses of kava has not been studied. The performance of individuals… 
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