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Fight stress and find relief using the Herbal Medicine Kava Kava

Where does Kava Kava come from?

Kava Kava, often just know as Kava, is a member of the pepper family and this shrub thrives on many South Pacific islands.

The name "Kava Kava" refers not only to the plant but also to a traditional drink that played a role in religious rituals amongst the Pacific Islanders.

What are the Benefits of Kava Kava and How can it help me?

Kava Kava root contains a number of compounds that have a wide range of therapeutic uses.

In many European countries, doctors are prescribing Kava Kava as an herbal medicine for treating anxiety, stress and insomnia.

This herbal medicine has been successfully used in treating panic attacks as well as preventing this often debilitating condition.

Kava Kava has been prescribed for people who are trying to stop smoking because of its calming effects.

Kava Kava can also be used as an herbal treatment for sore, aching muscles due to its muscle-relaxing properties. This also makes Kava Kava a useful herbal medicine to treat the pain associated with arthritis and rheumatism.

What are the side effects of Kava Kava?

Please consult your medical practitioner prior to using any herbal medications should you be under their care.

If you have Parkinson''s disease do not use Kava Kava as it may make symptoms worse.

Pregnant and lactating women should not use Kava Kava.

Stomach upsets are the most common side effects of this herbal medicine. Continued use of high doses of Kava Kava can lead to skin rashes and muscle weakness.

Do not use Kava Kava with any prescription anti-depressants, tranquilizers and alcohol.

How do I take Kava Kava?

The recommended dose is 250mg of a standardized Kava Kava extract two to three times daily.

The third dose can be taken 30 minutes before bedtime.

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