Kava kava, or simply kava, is a Polynesian plant, the roots of which are crushed to make a traditional drink. It's an important part of ceremonies and rituals for Pacific Islanders, but the Western world values its calming effects and the help it provides getting that good night's sleep.
A study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology in July 2005 found that kava kava improved sleep with stress-induced insomnia. The effect on insomnia was even more pronounced when combining kava with valerian. The two herbs together create a useful sleep aid.
According to MedlinePlus, kava may also be effective in reducing withdrawal symptoms in people who must stop taking sleep medicines known as benzodiazepines. Kava should not be taken together with sedatives, as it can lead to drowsiness and impaired reflexes.
Kava kava is great for supporting mood. It has a relaxing effect and is often used to relieve anxiety, as well. Kavalactones, chemicals in the brain and central nervous system, are linked to kava's sedative effect. A study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal in November of 2003 stated that evidence from randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind studies have concluded that kava is an effective treatment for anxiety.
Kavalactones, produced from the kava root, are also linked to reduced convulsions and contain pain-relieving properties, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. Kava is also used to treat ADHD, migraine headaches, and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Using the traditional process over a hundred years old, our tinctures are carefully prepared by hand and have no added or artificial ingredients, colors, or flavors. They steep slowly for over a month to maximize extraction of the plant material. At 50 proof, it's the optimal strength for effectiveness.
Our extract ratio is 1:1. A half teaspoon of tincture is equivalent medicinally and nutritionally to 2 teaspoons of dried herb and 2 tablespoons of fresh herb.
All EarthWise Organics Herbal Remedies products are:
- gluten free
- made with completely natural ingredients
- from certified organic herbs
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Good for 3 years from date of purchase. Includes a handwritten expiration date on the label.
How to use
Herbal extract tinctures are taken 30 - 90 drops (1/2 - 1 1/2 teaspoon) under the tongue up to three times a day. For those who don't like the taste of extract tinctures, adding the dose to a small glass of water or juice is an excellent means of administration.
Shake well before using. Store in a dark, dry place. No refrigeration necessary.
Herbs are like any other medicine, they need time to build in the system. Please give your product 2 - 3 weeks for maximum effectiveness.
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