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What is Kava? What is it Used For?
Kava kava (Piper methysticum) is a tropical plant species from the islands of the pacific ocean — Fiji, Vanuatu, The Solomon Islands, Samoa, and Tonga.
Traditionally, kava was used for its calming and euphoric effects during ceremonies, family gatherings, funerals, and celebrations.
It’s also a popular alternative option to alcohol. It provides a similar carefree state of mind, but without intoxication. The mind remains perfectly clear while drinking kava.
As it turns out… the combination of calming and mild euphoric effects makes kava perfect for sparking conversation.
Kava Resources & Educational Material
The Kava Roots is based out of Bowen Island, British Columbia. It’s the best source of kava in Canada, by far, but
Squanch Kava has been around for a while now — but even avid kava drinkers probably haven’t heard about them. The company does
The Kava Society is a New Zealand-based kava vendor with a good mix of single-origin cultivars and in-house blends. The single-origin strains
Kava kava has a long history of use throughout the pacific islands. For a plant that’s unable to mate and produce any
The most common way to use kava is to prepare a tea from the dried roots yourself. But for many, the process
Kava is a plant with a lot of cultural nuances. There are many different terms being thrown around in our guides that
Kava has been used as a social lubricant and alcohol alternative for centuries. There are many different kinds of kava root powder. Some are
Kava has similarities to two commonly smoked herbs — marijuana and damiana. Some of the active ingredients of kava even work through the