About The Kava Kava Herb
An herb is a plant or a part of a plant used for its aromatic or flavor properties, or for its medicinal/therapuetic value. The herb kava is definitely not used for flavoring, that is for sure! But the cousin of the herb kava, Piper nigrum, or black pepper most certainly is.
The kava has been used for almost 3000 years for its medicinal values as a dietary supplement to help releive symptoms of stress, anxiety, insomnia, depression, and many other illnesses. In fact, the large herbal supplement makers started to manufacture kava kava pills from the kava kava herb after watching natives consume this beverage in the south Pacific.
Most of the merchandise on the market that contains the herb kava comes in a pill or extract. These kava herb products are usually not 100% kava and contain many fillers to increase profit margins. The best way to take the herb kava is in its pure form in an aqueous solution. 100% pure kava herb and water is the traditional method used in Vanuatu and Fiji.
In all reality there is no difference between the wording kava kava herb or kava kava or even kava for that matter. They are all used to describe the same exact item, the herb kava. The only difference between the kava herb and kava kava is its form. Typically products that are labeled kava kava are kava pills or kava extracts.
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