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Sage Advice: Herb of the Month - Kava

 

Last updated 4/29/2020 at 10:21am

This month I'm going to introduce you to an herb that many of you may not be familiar with. It's Kava. Kava usage was first observed by Captain Cook and has 3,000 years of usage. It's used ritually throughout Polynesia as a means of bringing people together or honoring dignitaries. It's recent acknowledgement to reduce stress and anxiety has gained so much recognition that harvesting pressure is leading to its endangerment in Hawaii. With the current COVID 19 epidemic going on, I thought it might be a good herb to feature.

The Properties of Kava are analgesic, antispasmodic, antiseptic, se...



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