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DOES KAVA RELIEVE ANXIETY?

Kava can relieve mild to moderate anxiety, without causing mood changes, erratic behavior or other serious side effects that are common with alcohol.

Kava is an ancient herb from the South Pacific that has been used by the indigenous people for generations to treat a variety of medical complaints. Both scientific and anecdotal studies have indicated the numerous beneficial uses of kava for the treatment of general anxiety, depression, restlessness, irritability, agitation, stress, tension and specific phobias. Some of the most commonly recommended uses are as follows:

  • As tension-relieving tea, to relieve nervousness during the day,
  • As a mood enhancer, to improve creativity and problem solving abilities,
  • As a sedative and relaxant,
  • As a muscle relaxant,
  • As a diuretic,
  • As a pain reliever,
  • As and stimulant for nervous disorders.
 

In order to benefit the most t from using kava, it is important to learn how kava helps the body.While kava has been used for centuries throughout the Pacific Islands, its use has recently gained widespread acceptance in the United States as an alliterative to pharmaceuticals, and even recreational use, as a more natural and less physically punishing choice compared to alcohol.

You may have noticed the surge and popularity of kava bars throughout the US on the rise, and for very good reason. Kava has some pretty great effects on the body and mind, without many of the negative side-effects often associated with alcohol.

Like many other herbs, there are certain side effects when people use kava or take it in combination with another medication or treatment that you should be made aware. The most common side effect seen with excessive kava consumption is potential liver enzyme elevation. Like alcohol, or any herbal supplement / product, moderation is essential, as it is believed that the consumption of large amounts of kava may potentially lead to liver damage, diarrhea, vomiting, and stomach upset. There is such a thing as “too much of a good thing” so it is advised to drink responsibly as over consumption could have negative health consequences. The combination of alcohol and kava is never advised.

Kava is legal in the United States, even though some countries have restricted it for health and safety reasons. Some doctors believe that kava can help people who suffer from chronic anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder. If you or someone you know suffer from anxiety or mood disorders, you should talk to your doctor about the herb’s potential benefits. It may be that you can benefit from using this ancient medicine.

It is not known how kava could potentially affect someone who is suffers from pre-existing liver damage. It is not advised to use kava if you also regularly take acetaminophen or NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Combining the two may result in a combination that could lead to liver damage. Since kava use alone has the potential to impact liver enzymes, it is probably not a good idea to combine it with acetaminophen or NSAIDs. It is not known whether or not and to what degree the herb is toxic to the liver, so as mentioned above, it’s probably best to avoid combining it with alcohol and/or acetaminophen or NSAIDs.

It is well known that people use kava for to treat anxiety. This herb can relieve mild to moderate anxiety, without causing mood changes, erratic behavior or other serious side effects that are common with alcohol. There are many different ways to use kava for treating anxiety. Many people feel that the combination of this herb with meditation is the best way to treat their anxiety. Others have mixed feelings about kava and still use it, especially in the context of the alternative medical treatments. Karma Kava is a kava bar that prides itself on offering the highest quality kava in all of our Kava-based beverages.

There are a number of ways to consume kava – ranging from herbal supplements to traditional teas. Karma Kava is a kava bar designed with the intent of providing a relaxed bar/lounge setting associated with traditional bars, but rather serving kava and kava cocktails rather than alcohol.

The ability of our drinks to reduce stress can help people suffering from stress disorders, and is an enticing alternative to alcohol. Our customers who may have a propensity toward nervousness or anxious feelings find that our kava helps them relax. Those who are depressed or anxious might find that kava is a great natural remedy for reducing their symptoms. As with any supplement or drug, however, it is important to speak with a health care provider about any possible contraindications or health concerns before diving head first into the world of kava. We have a wonderful product and a great atmosphere, and ask that you please drink responsibly.