The benefits of Kava include:
- - Being a viable alternative to psychiatric medications for stress relief,
- - Relaxation and sleep inducing because of Kava’s water-insoluble pyrones, methysticin, dihydromethysticin and dihydrokawain,
- - Kava the great calmer induces clear-headedness, while relaxing the body, and fights stress and anxiety,
- - Free from the adverse side effects of addiction and cognition impairment familiar with other anxiety disorder prescription drugs,
- - Clear thinking is easier and the loud quarrels of alcohol nonexistent,
- - Alternative to traditional medications,
- - Kava reduces muscle tightness and is therefore of therapeutic benefit for injured atheletes,
- - Its tranquilizer-effect of inducing relaxation and sleep,
- - Eases the pains of menstrual cramps,
- - Alternative anti-depressant,
- - Helps with urinary tract issues,
- - Is non-addictive,
- - Helps in the treatment of ovarian cancer, and
- - Prior to World War I kava root was used in Germany as a proprietory preparation for the treatment of gout, gonorrhea, and cystitis.
So in addition to its wide use as a convivial drink, this wonder drug is used in treating a wide variety of ills.
Only among habitual drinkers does kava have a noticeable side effect where the skin becomes white and scaly. But this can be overcome with a period of abstention.
Almost any quantity of kava can be consumed without harm, provided of course , the solution is not too strong and the use of contaminant-free water.
Other benefits of kava include its great social value. When several people are offered and accept this drink from the same bowl an atmosphere of mutual trust prevails. Much akin to the ‘peace pipes’ of the great Indian tribes of America.