Kava kava is a traditional herb native to the Pacific Islands where it has been used for millennia as a social and ceremonial drink. Kava was first encountered by Europeans in the 18th century during the voyage of Captain Cook, who recorded the processing methods and ceremony in detail. According to Cooks account, the root was chewed and then pounded into mulch, which was then mixed with water to produce a brownish bitter beverage. Kava kava is still used quite frequently in the Pacific Islands today during social gatherings and recreationally.
Piper methysticum is an understory plant that thrives in the tropical climates of the Pacific Islands. In cultivation, the plant is propagated mostly through root cuttings. Kava has a bitter root and is traditionally prepared by chewing, grinding, or pounding the roots. The ground roots are typically added to water and infused in cold water or decocted. Outside of the Pacific Islands, it is common to see kava kava prepared as an extract or powdered and encapsulated for use.
Also, consumed for its healthful properties, kava has become a popular plant ally in times when natural relaxation is needed. Kava kava promotes natural relaxation and helps in coping with stress.*
Kava kava root and pullulan capsule. These vegan capsules are made from pullulan which is naturally fermented from tapioca.
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