What is Kava kava?

Dec 06, 2019

Kava is the name given by Pacific islanders to both Piper methysticum, a shrub belonging to the pepper family Piperaceae, and the psychoactive beverage made from it. Kava also has a peppery taste. The rootstock or stump contains the psychoactive substances, they are prepared by pounding, chewing or grinding them and soaking them in cold water. Since time immemorial kava has been a part of religious, political, and cultural life throughout the Pacific, where it originates.

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Pharmacological studies show kava kava's active ingredients, kavalactones, produce physical and mental relaxation and a feeling of well being.



Product : Kava extract / Kavalactones

Specification:30% 40% 50% 70% HPLC

Latin Name: Piperis methystici rhizome

Appearance: Light Yellow powder

Part of the Plant Used: Root

Extract Method: Grain Alcohol / Water

CAS: 20283-92-5



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Clinical studies have shown that kava and kavalactones are effective in the treatment of anxiety at sub-clinical and clinical levels, anxiety associated with menopause and anxiety due to various medical conditions.



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Researchers have identified flavokawain A, B, and C but not the major kavalactone, kawain, in kava extracts as strong antiproliferative and apoptotic agents for human bladder cancer cells.


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A significant shortening of the sleep latency in sleep-disturbed rats was observed following the administration of kava-kava extract at a dose of 300 mg/kg. Delta activity was also significantly increased during non-REM sleep in sleep-disturbed rats.



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In a double-blind randomized placebo-controlled trial using healthy subjects, the intake of a single dose of Kava extract (300 mg; p.o.) led to an increase in state cheerfulness. The mood-elevating effects of Kava were most prominent in trait cheerful subjects, indicating that trait 
cheerfulness moderated the drug-induced increase in cheerful mood.



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In a double-blind randomized placebo-controlled trial using healthy subjects, kava improved the accuracy and the speed of performing the partial report and the item recognition task, indicative of a beneficial effect of the phytopharmacon on visual attention and short-term memory retrieval, respectively




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1. Applied in beverage,kava drinks are consumed in some parts of the world in much the same way as alcohol


2. Applied in pharmaceutical field, in capsule, tablet, and liquid extract forms


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