Kava is quite an elusive plant and has received some questionable interest as of the past couple years. Here are 7 quick facts about the root which you may find interesting and more importantly-helpful on your journey to a safe and genuine kava experience!
- Kava products are made primarily of the dehydrated roots of the Piper Methysticum pepper plant.
- The drink has been consumed safely in Polynesian cultures for thousands of years by drying the plan roots, and massaging them in cold water with a small cloth sack.
- There are 18 distinctly different active ingredient in the plant called "Kavalactones" which induce the euphoric and anti-anxiety effects of a kava experience
- The highest quality kava is known as "noble" kava. These are the premiere strains and are highly regulated.
- Kava tastes terrible and is meant to be chugged. No sipping here!
- Although kava has a long history of safety, it is not recommended to be mixed with alcohol or prescription drugs that affect the central nervous system.
- Kava is a reverse tolerance substance. This means the more often you drink it the stronger it becomes to you and the less you will need. Talk about a cheap date!