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Kava uses.

Newsgroups: alt.folklore.herbs
Subject: Re: Info on KAVA KAVA
From: dynasor.infi.net (Dennis McClain-Furmanski)
Date: 9 May 1995 03:14:55 GMT

> Can someone enlighten me as to what this herb KAVA KAVA is used for???

It is a common Pacifica region recreational and ceremonial tea. It has mild sedative and tranquilizing properties. Its western medicine equivalent would probably be anxiolytics. Kava extract has been used as a relaxant for electroshock therapy. Some users report more vivid dreaming.


From: jet.cinenet.net (Jet Silverman)

: Can someone enlighten me as to what this herb KAVA KAVA is used for???

I use it as a tea before bedtime to produce vivid dreams.


From: cigolott.nbnet.nb.ca (Tom Cigolotti)

>I use it as a tea before bedtime to produce vivid dreams.

try eating a little something sometime after drinking -> will put you out like a light.

A French research org has done a lot of research on it ORSTROM.


From: moreta.prostar.com (Moreta)

Depending on the information gotten, and for what the root is used for, there are different uses, KavaKava use to be made into a intoxicating beverage in the south pacific from what I have read, sort of drawn out process of having to chew the root spitting it into a bowl till I guess you have enough, fermenting it then drinking it.. seems that it has to be chewed in order to activate the substances that cause it to become intocixating other than the fermentation. (like the alcohol from the fermentation isn't enough hehe ;> ) Also I have read that it was used to induce dream states.. its been awhile since I read up on it for this purpose.. Anyway.......

Medicinally, its usually used for pain relief, from arthritis, and as a seditive for nervouseness and for treating insomnia. Its also an antispasmodic, diuretic, and used as a tonic and used for its antiseptic properties.

Mo



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