Dangers Of Kava Tea And Antidepressants

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Kava-Kava is also known as piper methysticum. It is a Polynesian herb root, and the parts used for medicinal purposes are the dried rhizome and roots.

Chemicals contained in the herb are demethoxyyangonin, dihydrokawin, dihydromethysticin, flavorawin A, kawain, methysticin, starch, and yangonin.

The herb's root is used by herbalists as a remedy for insomnia and nervousness. A compound of kava is marketed in Europe as a mild sedative for the elderly. Other agents in kava have been shown in the...

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