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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.
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