Kava Source

  • All About Kava

    Anthropological evidence suggests that Kava has been cultivated and consumed by humans for well over 3000 years . It is still used today by a wide range of Pacific societies for spiritual, medicinal, and recreational purposes. Kava is deeply integrated into the culture of these societies and and its use is surrounded with ritual when Kava is used for any purpose. The giving and receiving of the root is often involved in life passages such as weddings and funerals. As it is with many other psychoactive plants, the consumption of Kava is associated with the spirit world and is used to contact ancestors and for divination. The feelings of camaraderie that Kava drinking evokes have made it a symbol for peace and friendship in many island nations of the Pacific. Read More
  • Botany of Kava

    Kava, piper methysticum, is a hardy perennial belonging to the pepper family, piperaceae. Cultivated throughout the South Pacific and as far north to Hawaii, it thrives in tropical to sub-tropical climates. The plant, which is a stocky, non-climbing shrub is quite ornate having smooth thick stalks with heart shaped leaves. Kava has been cultivated for such a long time by humans it no longer produces viable seed and must be propagated vegetatively by cuttings. Its active principals, Kavalactones, are concentrated in its roots. Read More
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  • Anthropological evidence suggests that Kava has been cultivated and consumed by humans for well over 3000
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  • Kava, piper methysticum, is a hardy perennial belonging to the pepper family, piperaceae. Cultivated throughout the
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  • Anthropological evidence suggests that Kava has been cultivated and consumed by humans for well over 3000
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