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Kava

Kava or kava-kava (Piper methysticum: Latin "pepper" + Latinized Greek "intoxicating") is a crop of the western Pacific.

The roots of the plant are used to produce a drink with sedative, anesthetic, euphoriant, and entheogenic properties. Kava is consumed throughout the Pacific Ocean cultures of Polynesia, including Hawaii, Vanuatu, Melanesia and some parts of Micronesia for its sedating effects

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Kava Kava might not be legal in your country.

Kava Health Benefits

OutcomesEffectEvidenceReferences

Fatigue Musculoskeletal outcome
Fatigue
Musculoskeletal

Minor Decrease

Evidence: Low

1 study

Reaction time Nervous outcome

Notable Increase

Evidence: Low

1 study

Sleep Musculoskeletal outcome
Sleep
Musculoskeletal

Notable Increase

Evidence: Low

2 studies

Blood Pressure - Hypertension Cardiovascular outcome
Blood Pressure ...
Cardiovascular

Minor Decrease

Evidence: Low

1 study

Subjective well-being Brain outcome

Notable Increase

Evidence: High

3 studies

Stress Brain outcome
Stress
Brain

Notable Decrease

Evidence: Low

2 studies

Cognitive deficit Brain outcome

Minor Decrease

Evidence: Low

1 study

Depression Brain outcome

Minor Decrease

Evidence: Low

1 study

Cognitive Activity Brain outcome

Notable Increase

Evidence: Low

1 study

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