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Kava Kava or Kava is a pepper like plant which grows in the South Pacific region. This plant was first discovered by the sea farer and explorer James Cook. Though, th world found about this herb quite late, it has been used by the local Hawaiians for abut 3000 years as muscle relaxant and to relieve stress.

Kava is used by the local South Pacific people at the time of offering religious prayers so that it helps them relax and enter zone of higher concentration. Kava has been long known as stress remedy.
Its ability of relieving people off stress without having any side effects on the people who use kava is making it more and more famous throughout the world.

Quite a number of doctors around the world use kava for anxiety treatment, it helps relaxations of muscles and invokes general lethargy in the person. However, kava does not result into memory loss and self-control; instead it increases concentration, memory and general happiness in a person.

Though latest studies have revealed that Kava is not addictive it does have mildly narcotic elements which provide instant release of tension to muscles and also works something similar to tranquilizers. Kava has also been put to use for people suffering for genitourinary ailments, it has also proven to be useful for bronchitis and other breathing disorders/

People use kava as a stress remedy or to enhance sleep levels or as sedative. Not all kava plant is used as a remedy, only its root and rhizome are used for medicinal purposes. Studies are being made to use kava as a Parkinson disease cure, since it has an ability to improve concentration and sharpens senses. In case of people suffering with spasms, Kava can help out ease spasms instantly.

Kava does not require to be taken internally, Kava can be applied externally, it works as a local anesthetic when applied to the painful part, it also eases pain instantly when applied externally.

However, it has been advised that pregnant and nursing women do not use kava at all. Also those people who are under depression have been told to stay clear of using kava as a remedy. So kava is a natural answer to all the tranquilizers and pain relief ointments, however, it would be better that if you take this internally you consult a doctor before taking it as a medicine. An alternative therapy doctor will be able to prescribe just the right dosage for you.

Submitted on January 16, 2014