Kava Kava (Piper methysticum) is a very special herb which provides us with the the blessing of unwinding our tangled energies and helps us to find an emotional and intellectual center.
Used traditionally in the Pacific Islands, the part of this plant utilized is the root. The natives partake of Kava Kava in community gatherings, and it also has use in shamanistic practice as well.
Traditional preparation involves the drying and chopping of the roots. Then the dried root material is either chewed, or used in a water extraction. Generally kava preparations are made with Cold Water, and sometimes Coconut Milk (the fat helps to extract the active alkaloids). Heat is to be avoided to ensure the Kavalactone compounds are not damaged.
This herb has been used in traditional medicine to help with Anxiety, Panic attacks, Stress, Insomnia and other conditions.
We source Kava Kava grown in Vanuatu, Fiji, Solooand is of very high quality 🙂 This listing is for powdered root material, ideal for stirring into water or juice for easy consumption. This powder can also be encapsulated for low dose medicinal use.
We are grateful for the blessings of the Kava Root!
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robert johnsen –
Fantastic product love this tea and powder is easy to use ….but remember teaspoon for teaspoon powder is stronger so be careful I’ve exp. about 2 teaspoon of coarse equels 1 of fine powder………… Which you can just stir in! Nice and easy!
sativarg (verified owner) –
Well, I learn and live :^) … I have only ever used extracts of Kava Kava so the manual preparation of a powdered Kava Kava is new to me. I learned that heat is not advised and that cool to cold water is best. I looked at methods to prepare a good Kava drink on YouTube and tried the Hawaiian one I saw near the top of the search, I was disappointed. The presenter used only water and a cloth to strain squeeze and extract the good from the Kava Kava fibers into two batches. I did the first batch and tried it. It was not satisfying; it lacked the calming quality I have come to love. Then I remembered the mention of oil in the description here at Eternity in a Box. I have just one oil worthy of a drink, peanut oil. I still had the Kava in the cloth damp and squeezed into a tight ball. I drizzled about a tsp. of oil into the ball and did another hand extraction into my bowl. The texture was very silky and the result was surprisingly opaque with Kava Kava. The second batch with oil was indeed much better with a nice calming effect, a slight burn in the back of the roof of the mouth/throat and the slight numbing that I have come to expect from a good Kava preparation. Others advise using coconut milk or whole milk to provide the oil and emulsifiers that help to extract the active ingredient from powder or fiber.