Kava kava is a traditional herb of the Pacific Islands that has a fascinating and somewhat mysterious history tracing back over 3,000 years. Many fables exist regarding the origin of kava kava, most of which revolve around the concept of it being the first plant growing on the grave of a sacrificed person. Therefore, one is symbolically thought to be turned into a sacrificial victim by drinking the traditional kava drink. This herb has been and continues to be a ceremonial beverage created by pulverizing the root and infusing with water. This ceremonial intake was first encountered by Europeans in the 18th century during the voyage of Captain Cook. Kava kava is still commonly enjoyed today in the Pacific Islands in social gatherings and recreationally.
Piper methysticum contains a multitude of phytochemicals that help facilitate the healthful actions of this powerful herb, including kavalactones. Kava kava root is revered for its mellow qualities and promotes natural relaxation and helps in coping with stress*.
Kava kava root tincture is pungent in flavor and produces an initially numbing sensation on the tongue, which then fades. It can be combined with other botanical extracts such as passionflower extract to enhance the healthful benefits. Kava can be taken on the tongue but is more palatable in juice or water and better yet in some tea. Try a bit of kava kava tincture in your next cup of coconut or vanilla rooibos tea.
Packaging & Shipping • 1 oz., 2 oz., and 4 oz. extracts come in amber glass bottles with a dropper. • 8 oz. and 16 oz. sizes come in amber glass bottles with a plastic screw cap and do not include a dropper. • 32 oz. extracts come in plastic bottles with a plastic screw cap.
Please note: All bulk sizes of 8 oz. and larger are produced to order. Please allow an additional three days for processing.
Precautions Consult a qualified healthcare practitioner before use in pregnancy or lactation also if you have liver problems or are taking any medications. Not for use by persons under 18 years of age. Excessive use, or use with products that cause drowsiness, may impair your ability to operate a vehicle or dangerous equipment. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.