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What is Kava? What is it Used For?

Kava kava (Piper methysticum) is a tropical plant species from tropical islands in the pacific ocean.

Traditionally, the herb was used for its powerful relaxing effects on the mind and body during ceremonies, family gatherings, funerals, and celebrations.

Today, kava is primarily used to support sleep, stress, anxiety, and muscle tension. 

Kava Resources & Educational Material

Guides

Can You Smoke Kava?

Kava has similarities to two commonly smoked herbs — marijuana and damiana. Some of the active ingredients of kava even work through the same mechanisms. This has a lot of people asking the question “can you smoke kava”? Despite similarities with some popular smoking herbs, you can’t smoke kava plants because the heat of the flame

Guides

Best Kava Tinctures to Buy in 2020

Best Kava Tinctures Tinctures are one of the best ways of using any herb therapeutically — including kava. The practice of using herbal tinctures has been around for thousands of years and still employed today by professional herbalists today. A tincture is essentially a liquid form of a herb. All the active ingredients are separated

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Best Kava Concentrates: The Strongest Form of Kava Available [2020 Reviewed]

Kava concentrates are made by extracting only the active ingredients in the kava plant. All the unnecessary “filler” compounds, like fibers, sugars, proteins, and cell structures are removed. A concentrate is like a shot of espresso. You can get a much higher dose of the good stuff with less volume. As a result, this form

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Kava vs CBD: What’s the Difference? Which One Should I Use?

Kava and CBD (cannabis) are both popular natural health supplements for a variety of applications. While there’s no direct connection between either of these two plants, they share a lot of the same benefits towards anxiety, sleep, muscle tension, chronic pain, and more. So which one should you use? There are a few key differences

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Best Kava Capsules [Reviewed]

Kava has a lot of benefits towards supporting mood, anxiety, sleep, and muscle tension — but not everybody wants to spend the time weighing, mixing, and straining their kava every time they want to use the herb. Compared to traditional preparation methods, kava capsules are significantly easier to use for daily kava users. In this guide,

Reviews

Kavafied Review: The Original Manufacturer of the AluBall Kava Maker

Kavafied is the original manufacturer of the AluBall kava maker — which has become the standard kava shaker for the modern kava drinker. It makes a traditional style kava brew in a matter of seconds without the tedious mixing and mashing of kava in a bowl of water. The company also sells a diverse lineup

Reviews

Wakacon Kava Review: Are they Going Out of Business?

Wakacon is a kava company specializing in Fijian kava. They’re one of the only company’s we’ve seen offering traditional Fijian Lawena and Waka kava, which are made from different parts of the kava root. In this review, we’ll cover Wakacon in detail — highlighting what the company sells, and why we believe the company is going

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Nature’s Xanax? Why People Are Turning to Kava To Help With Anxiety

Xanax is one of the most prescribed medications in America and one of the top 20 prescription medications sold illegally on the black market. In light of some serious problems associated with this common drug — a lot of people are looking for more natural options to relieve anxiety and insomnia. A quick search of

Reviews

Root of Happiness Kava [Reviewed 2020]

Root of Happiness is one of the leading suppliers of kava in the world. There’s something here for everybody.  While some of these products we’d only recommend for experienced users — this company has some of the best kava products we’ve ever tried. In this Root of Happiness review, we breakdown and rate the brands’

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Kawakawa (Piper excelsum) vs. Kava Kava (Piper methysticum)

A lot of people think kawakawa is a misspelling of the famous anti-anxiety herb kava kava — but this is incorrect. Kava and kawakawa are completely separate plants.  While the two are related, there are some key differences in the effect profiles of these plants. Kava and kawakawa are both members of the pepper family

Health

Kava & Depression: Current Research & Understanding

Kava is a popular relaxing and uplifting herb from the tropical islands of the pacific ocean. Consuming kava root induces a state of euphoria and a sense of wellbeing — which many people are using to improve mood, support sleep, and ease anxiety. How does this work? Is there any research available to prove kavas

Legal Guide

Kava Laws Around the World: Is Kava Legal Where I Live?

Kava has had a few run-ins with the law over the past few decades. The herb was made illegal throughout most of the Western world in the early 2000s — but most of these countries have since overturned the ban. You can order kava powder or capsules online legally in most of the world (with