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Kava is native to the islands of the South Pacific and is a member of the pepper family. Kava has been used as a ceremonial beverage in the South Pacific for centuries.
Common Names—kava, kava kava, awa, kava pepper
Latin Names—Piper methysticum
What It Is Used For
How It Is Used
The root and rhizome (underground stem) of kava are used to prepare beverages, extracts, capsules, tablets, and topical solutions.
What the Science Says
Side Effects and Cautions
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