Kava Kava || Piper methysticum Root

Kava Kava || Piper methysticum Root

Latin name: Piper methysticum
Common name: Kava Kava
Family: Piperaceae
Origin: Pacific Islands. Lovingly made Nimbin
Part Used: Root
Size: 80g, 200g

Availability: 4 in stock


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Kava, also known as Kava Kava, Awa, Ava, Yogana, or Keu, is a root that has a traditional history of use throughout the Polynesian, Melanesian and Micronesian cultures, reaching back at least 3000 years, where it is commonly used in social, celebratory, and ceremonial contexts. It is the plant Piper methysticum.

It is viewed as a plant of great importance, and has many mythological stories describing how it came to be known. It may be supportive in promoting tranquility, relaxation, sedation, easing generalised anxiety, and promoting restful sleep.

We have high quality kava from different pacific islands. Each unique to the soils it grows in, and the local genetic variations. Kava can be sourced from lateral or basal roots. The lateral root has the highest concentration of kavalactones and less starches, meaning it is stronger, but has the most Earthy taste. It is derived from smaller root stock extending from the main root stock. The basal root is the opposite. It has a higher amount of starches, and less kavalactones, meaning it is more mild and has a more pleasant taste.

Vanuatu: Lateral roots. This Kava is selected from plants 5 to 6 years in age that have been organically grown in rich volcanic soil.

Solomon Islands: Lateral roots. Selected from plants 7 years in age that have been organically grown in rich volcanic soil.

Fiji: Waka roots (local term for lateral roots). This high quality Kava is selected from plants at least 5 years in age that have been organically grown on the island of Vanua Levu.

If you are taking any medications, please ensure there will be no interactions before you intend to consume Kava. There are some instances where it has been suspected that long term use of Kava in high amounts may be impactful on the liver, so please use this plant mindfully, as with all plants. As Kava may cause sedation, please be mindful of when you are consuming Kava, and what activities you plan to undertake after consumption. Please be cautious if combining Alcohol with Kava.

The kava is processed in a food-grade processing facility with certifcates of analysis available from our suppliers.

Please store in a cool dark place, out of sunlight, heat & air exposure.

As an empowered and sovereign being, please conduct your own research, or consult your health practitioner, before deciding whether a herb is the right plant for you right now, and ensure there will be no interactions with any medications you may be using. If you are self-medicating, and have any worsening of symptoms, please stop use of the herb and seek the advice of a qualified professional.

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Fiji, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu


200g, 80g

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