Instant Kava Powder – Piper Methysticum (Ka Wa Hu Jiao)
Our Instant Kava is a highly concentrated water extract of fresh kava root juice that is dehydrated to form a powder. Dissolves in water, sort of like Tang. Since our Instant Kava isn’t ground, it doesn’t contain the fibrous root material and doesn’t need to be strained. This product is twice as potent as traditional kava root powders.
The name kava(-kava) is from Tongan and Marquesan; other names for kava include ʻawa (Hawaiʻi), ʻava (Samoa), yaqona (Fiji), sakau (Pohnpei), and malok or malogu (parts of Vanuatu). Kava is consumed throughout the Pacific Ocean cultures of Polynesia, including Hawaii, Vanuatu, Melanesia and some parts of Micronesia. (See canoe plants.) Its active ingredients are called kavalactones.