Kava Kava is an herbal remedy that's made from the roots of Piper methysticum -- a type of plant found in the islands of the Pacific Ocean. Its name literally means “intoxicating pepper.” People who live on Pacific islands like Fiji and Tonga have used it for hundreds of years in social gatherings and traditional medicine. They dry out the roots or crush them into a powder. Then they add water and drink the mixture.
You can buy it as an herbal supplement online and in health food stores. It's available in capsules, tablets, or tinctures (that means it’s dissolved in alcohol).
Kava has been used to treat a number of conditions, including:
Kava can have side effects. The most common are:
DO NOT TAKE LARGE AMOUNTS