Kava is said to have originated on the archipelago of Vanuatu, whose name means “The Land Eternal.” It has been domesticated throughout Oceania (Polynesia, Melanesia and Micronesia). It comes from places referred to by many of us as paradise, including Fiji, Samoa, Tahiti, Tonga and Hawaii where it is called Awa. This member of the Pepper family (Piperacea) has been used for centuries in different ceremonies promoting social, cultural and religious enhancement. Oceanic cultures revere this plant, and its importance to them is much deeper than support for relaxation.*
TRADITIONAL HEALTH BENEFITS OF
Brain & Cognitive Support, Stress Support, Sleep Support
WHAT IT IS USED FOR?
The exact mechanism of action on the nervous system is unknown; however, it is likely that many phytochemicals in Kava, including kavalactones, contribute to the activity of this herb. Clinical studies show great promise for Kava to support healthy lung tissue and as a supportive aid for the nervous system.* Kava has a calming and relaxing effect on the body and is supportive during periods of occasional stress.* Gaia Herbs uses only the Noble varieties of Kava Root and no above-ground parts of Kava. Kava has a root stump and lateral roots, and the lateral roots are used preferentially. The roots are imported whole (no powdered material is used) from Vanuatu, where we have a close business relationship with the native growers.
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