Piper Methysticum, also known as lava root. A holistic treatment the pharmaceutical industry has started tinkering with, which may render the powers that be to warn the American population to leave it be or else suffer some dreaded consequence. Something good and natural always gets messed up when the big business tries to adjust it to their way of making money, and the health food store’s casual sell to the healing masses.
Kava kava will induce calm and reduce neurosis in anxiety patients
The pharmaceutical industry ran their first tests this year (Science Daily May 13, 2013) on the marvelous plant from Polynesian places, only to find it may very well serve a medicinal purpose without the side effects of those pills the doctors pedal by prescription only.
Kava is well tolerated by the masses and increases women’s libido. Can this be true? Something the villagers have long known for thousands of years. Please don’t chemicalize it and make it illegal naturally.
Like valerian, you aren’t going to experience it “kicking in”
Kava kava is not a “downer.” For menstrual issues, insomnia and anxiety using the liquid extract will quicken the effects, unlike the root or herb which make take longer to take effect once ingested. You may also find the recommended dosages 25ml to not be of much use but you can increase the dosage slowly and adjust your body’s findings without ill effects.
As a tea or ‘root’ beer brew you may find your lips become numb, this experience is observed by those who drink it incessantly, with ice on an extremely hot day anything could make your lips numb, like the brain freeze you get from ices.
Kava kava vibrational purpose
In action it enhances dreams, thus why the brew was used in Polynesian or Hawaiian ceremonies, and used for divination or ‘reading’ energies. Kava kava is balancing, it won’t take you too high and it doesn’t slow you down as in down too low, but right in the middle aligning itself with your own energy.
Popular selling herb
Another vibrational use, as a member of the pepper family, expelling stagnancy and cold, warming the meridians and forming new chi or qi. The proteins, potassium and minerals make a great heart and artery elixir strengthening the walls and a cleanser expelling excess plaque, reliving symptoms such a dizziness, heart palpitations, chest pains and stomach upset that often accompanies heart ailments and nervousness, and stagnation makes it a good spring or fall tonic.
An FDA warning says kava is toxic to the liver. The Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacolgy says kava is non-toxic and there have been no signs of liver toxicity found. There are explanations for this. The toxicity was found in German and Switzerland countries where kava extract is used with alcohol or acetone, having the higher concentration lactones which are toxic to the liver.
In the natural islander settings kava kava is not used with alcohol but in water and the findings are non-toxic. Scientifically there is no toxicity when kava is taken in the usual dosages for reasonable periods of time. According to the latest statistics the high toxic dosage happens one out of every 4 million.
There are many ways to get this herb “in” you
When making your brew, boiling it ruins the psychoactive compounds as does adding it to alcohol. Hence the higher dosages and possible toxicity from acetone or alcohol. You can chew the root, you can rub a nice extract or emulsion on your scalp for headaches and menstrual aches, whatever you do, enjoy.
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