What Is Kava Coffee?

Featured Article

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...

Read more

More information on "What Is Kava Coffee?"

From Our Experts

See more SharePosts »

From Our Sources

More on Diet & Exercise »

Ask a Question

Get answers from our experts and community members.

View all questions (1065) >