Vanuatu Ceremonial Kava Root Powder
Kava, also known as Piper Methysticum (Ka Wa Hu Jiao), is a plant native to the South Pacific islands. It has been used for centuries in traditional medicine practices by indigenous cultures in the South Pacific for its calming and relaxing effects. In recent years, kava has gained popularity in the Western world for its potential medicinal properties, leading to increased research into its potential health benefits.
These forms of traditional kava are the classic dried kava roots that have been ground. If you like the more traditional and ceremonial way of preparing and drinking this special elixir, these are for you! When you prepare kava in this way, you are using the methods that have been prevalent for hundreds of years in the South Pacific. The traditional powder should be placed in a strainer bag, immersed in warm water and kneaded for 4-10 minutes.
Our Black Label Vanuatu is 50% basal root, 50% lateral root. It is one of our most potent strains, with a much more heady effect compared to others. This strain is found to be both social and relaxing. Our Solomon Island Gold is 65% basal root, 35% lateral root. It is the most energetic of all our kava strains, and may help with focus and mental clarity. Our Ceremonial Vanuatu is also a blend of 65% basal root, 35% lateral root. This is our most relaxing strain, which many find to be a good sleeping aid.
Kava has been studied for its potential to treat a variety of health conditions, including anxiety, depression, and insomnia. The plant contains several active compounds, including kavalactones, which are thought to be responsible for its potential medicinal properties. One study found that kava extract significantly reduced symptoms of anxiety in people with generalized anxiety disorder. Another study found that kava extract had a positive effect on sleep quality in people with sleep disturbances. Kava has also been studied for its potential to treat pain. One study found that kava extract reduced pain in people with chronic pain. However, more research is needed to determine the effectiveness and safety of kava for these uses.
Kava is a shrub that can grow up to six meters in height. It has large, heart-shaped leaves and small, green or yellow flowers. The plant is typically grown in humid, tropical climates and thrives in soil that is rich in nutrients. The root is the part of the plant that is used.
Traditional and Historical Uses:
Kava has a long history of use in traditional medicine practices in the South Pacific islands, particularly in Polynesia and Melanesia. The plant was traditionally used to promote relaxation and reduce anxiety, as well as to relieve pain and promote sleep.
Kava was also used in traditional ceremonies and social gatherings. It was consumed in the form of a drink made from the ground kava root, which was mixed with water and served in a coconut shell or other vessel. Kava drinking ceremonies were often accompanied by chanting, music, and dancing.
Known Health Precautions:
We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications. NO information on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All information, including but not limited to, text, images, or other material contained on this website are for informational purposes only. Kava is generally considered safe when used in moderation. However, it can have side effects, including dizziness, drowsiness, and headache. Long-term use of kava may also cause liver damage, so individuals with liver problems should avoid using kava. Kava may also interact with medications, such as antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications, and sedatives.
You can buy kava as an instant powder, traditional kava powder, root, or extract form. Preparation is dependent on its purchased form.
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