Kava Article Library

There are rare moments, I truly get to see myself from the outside.  By observing how I respond to people and situations is one amazing way to situate myself in this particular reality.  Another time is when I take a look at my creative output.  I started my first website in 1996, not to post my data to the world, but to have a single place I could put all my data.  The internet seemed like a dream come true, and the internet could be my brain in the sky.

That has evolved more than I ever imagined.

In the interim, I started building websites, mostly as a game, to see how I could get to the top of Google.  Surprisingly, in the early 2000’s, it wasn’t that difficult, because there was vastly less competition.  Now, with billions of websites, forums, social media, and near real-time posting of many millions of blog posts a day, it seems an impossibly monumental task to break through the noise, much less stay at the top of Google.

And, how can any of us feel like we can make a positive contribution to the world when 10 billion other people are wondering the same thing?

For me, it seems that Kava has a lot to do with my particular mission on this planet.  I adore Kava, and have consumed it nearly every day for almost as long as I can remember. I had a deeply spiritual experience that changed the course of my life forever.  From that, I wanted to share ancient and sacred botanicals with as many as I could.  My passion is entheogens, or “Teacher Plants” as they’re called, such as Ayahuasca, Peyote, and similar plants that help reveal the Divine within. (Despite the media claiming that they make you jump out of tall buildings for no reason.)

I bought the ailing Kona Kava Farm in the early 2000’s, and then bought Kava.com shortly thereafter since no one else had purchased it yet. (If I only knew then to buy as many .com’s as I could for $9.99!)

I’ve managed to get to the top of Google for a number of keywords related to Kava Kava.  I had no idea how that could be, as it seems I never manage to stem the flood of article ideas that bounce around my brain in any given moment.  So today, I decided to see just how many articles I’ve authored and/or edited on Kava root.

They’re not in alphabetical order, and they don’t include all my articles, as there are a number that have been published in various other formats.  It doesn’t include articles from all my websites (50+ as of this writing) either.  In my own mind, I am one of the laziest people I know.  I feel like I spend vast tracts of time watching movies or simply watching the world spin past as I struggle to find both my way and my place in this giant world. It never feels like I’m doing much of anything, and I wonder how other people manage to get so many things done in their lives, when I can’t even get all the articles on a single topic like Kava Kava that I want to get written.

ENTHEOLOGY.COM

Kava Kava

  • Kava Kava Dosage Guide What is a usual and safe Kava Kava dosage? We answer that question in detail here at Entheology.com to help give you a safe path to Kava consumption.
  • Does Kava Have a Spiritual Side? I’ve spent more than half my life exploring and working with various plants.  One of my favorite plants to help me relax is one that continues to gain steam in …
  • Kava Experience – Hawaiian Hiwa On a late 2015 trip to the Hawaiian Islands, I had the pleasure of experiencing a cultivar of Kava unlike any other I had experienced previously.  This variety was called Hiwa …
  • Kava Kava Benefits Kava Kava Benefits
  • Combining Kava & Cannabis Now that Cannabis is legal for recreational use in three states as of the writing of this article, it feels important to address what will undoubtedly be a continuing flood …
  • Food of the Gods: The Role of Kava in Hawaiian Myth and Legend To indigenous peoples throughout the South Pacific, kava is a central aspect of social and religious life. In the spirit of exploring the lesser-known aspects of kava, this article brings …
  • Kava: A Spiritual Unifier Deep, deep in the South Pacific amidst its islands and throughout the villages nestled within those islands lie intricately dynamic social circles that operate upon unique cultural principles and activities. …
  • Kona Kava Farm Loves Organic Kona Kava Farm in Hawaii has been organically certified and has greatly expanded their product line with some unique Kava Kava products that the market has never seen before. …
  • False Alarm: Kava Not Toxic to Liver In November 2001, the German Federal Drug Agency announced that 24 cases of liver toxicity and one death associated with Kava (also known as Kava kava or Piper methysticum) had …
  • Piper methysticum – Kava Kava Explorer Captain James Cook, who gave this plant the botanical name of “intoxicating pepper”, first discovered Kava Kava. Kava has been used for over 3,000 years for its medicinal effects …
  • Modern Day Shamanism in Hawaii – Discusses what Kahunas are and how they are Oceania’s Shaman.

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Kava Culture

  • Fiji Mythology The South Pacific nation of Fiji has a rich tradition of storytelling: to this day, Fijian locals like to sit around the fire in the evenings and relate traditional stories …
  • Hawaiian Gods The native religion of the Hawaiian Islands probably originated with Polynesian immigrants who made their way to the archipelago hundreds of years ago. Hawaiian religion is polytheistic, meaning there are …
  • Vanuatu Culture For most Westerners, Vanuatu is probably one of the best-known island cultures in the South Pacific, partly because of the country’s active promotion of Vanuatu culture and tourism, including its …
  • Tongan Society The Tongan archipelago is a chain of islands in the South Pacific, nearest to Fiji and Samoa, which has been inhabited by humans for about 3000 years, making it one …
  • Kava Aphrodisiac For those of you familiar with the effects of kava aphrodisiac properties might not be the first thing that springs to mind. In general, kava has the effect of relaxing …
  • Pohnpei One of four main islands in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) in the South Pacific Ocean, Pohnpei is a lush mountainous island that has been home to human beings …
  • Kava Bars In California While the proliferation of websites selling kava online means you can easily purchase and brew your own kava at home, for an initial experience nothing beats going to a kava …
  • The Tubuai Islands and Kava Next up on our tour of the Polynesian region of Oceania is the Tubuai Islands.  Much like their cousins to the north in the Tuamotu Archipelago, the people of the …
  • The Tuamotu Archipelago and Kava Next stop on our tour of the Polynesian region of Oceania is the Tuamotu Archipelago.  Although the Tuamotu Archipelago is not a free standing nation (it is a part of …
  • The Marshall Islands and Kava Our next stop on our tour of Micronesia is the Marshall Islands.  The Marshallese have only recently begun their relationship with Kava.  But before that, let’s explore the islands history, …
  • Hawaii and Kava (‘awa) The people of the Hawaiian Islands have a rich history with Kava.  It has carried over from ancient times and is still in place today.  Before that discussion ensures (much …
  • Palau and Kava Rounding out our Kava-eye view of Micronesia is Palau.  Palau, like many of these small island nations, has an interesting history.  Palau also has a more traditional relationship with kava …
  • French Polynesia and Kava We now move on to the third and final region of Oceania, the region of Polynesia.  First stop on our Polynesian tour none other than regional namesake, French Polynesia. French Polynesia To …
  • Nauru and Kava Nauru, like many of its Micronesia neighbors, has an unusual relationship with Kava.  Beyond its relationship to Kava, many environmentalists look to Nauru as a test case for natural resource …
  • The Mariana Islands and Kava Next up in the Micronesia Region of Oceania are the Mariana Islands.  The Mariana Islands have a complex history of foreign rule.  And due to their climate, the islands and …
  • Kiribati and Kava Next up on our tour of the Micronesian region of the Pacific is Kiribati.  Kiribati has a very recent, but very strong relationship with our favorite beverage kava.  Before we …
  • Federated States of Micronesia and Kava Leaving the Melanesian region of Oceania, our first stop on our Kava-centric geographical tour of Micronesia will be the Federated States of Micronesia.  Although Kava use varies by region in …
  • Vanuatu and Kava Rounding out the Melanesian region of Oceania is the island nation of Vanuatu.  Vanuatu is one of the most interesting, diverse and mysterious of all the Melanesian archipelagos in relation …
  • New Guinea and Kava Unlike their Melanesian neighbors, the Oceanic people of New Guinea have a long and rich history with our favorite beverage.  But before we discuss this, let’s look at New Guinea …
  • Solomon Islands and Kava The Solomon Islands, much like the New Caledonian cousins, have a mysterious and interesting relationship with kava.  But before we get to that, let’s look at the Solomon Islands as …
  • New Caledonia and Kava New Caledonia has an interesting, and somewhat mysterious relationship with our favorite beverage.  But before we get to that, lets’ look at New Caledonia as it is today. New Caledonia: The region …
  • Culture of Oceania ‘upa’upa The ‘upa’upa is an ancient dance which originated in Tahiti. European discoverers have described it as “indecent”. It is not quite clear how close (or how far apart) the gestures at …
  • Fiji Culture and Kava KAVA AND FIJI CULTURE Like many plants with medicinal uses, there are specific generalizations that can be made about the things that the plant can do without pointing out specifically what …
  • Tongan Culture The Tongan culture has drastically changed over the years. Before European explorers arrived in the late 1600s and early 1700s, the Tongans were already in constant contact with their geographic …
  • Samoa Culture and Kava In a “coconut shell,” the culture of Samoa, one of the compositions of Oceania, is a communal way of life. Samoan culture spells collective living in almost all aspects of …

Kava History

  • Fiji Mythology The South Pacific nation of Fiji has a rich tradition of storytelling: to this day, Fijian locals like to sit around the fire in the evenings and relate traditional stories …
  • Hawaiian Gods The native religion of the Hawaiian Islands probably originated with Polynesian immigrants who made their way to the archipelago hundreds of years ago. Hawaiian religion is polytheistic, meaning there are …
  • Tongan Society The Tongan archipelago is a chain of islands in the South Pacific, nearest to Fiji and Samoa, which has been inhabited by humans for about 3000 years, making it one …
  • Kapu In the ancient Hawaiian Islands, kapu was the name for the code of conduct that regulated and restricted nearly every aspect of Hawaiian daily life. Designed to enforce the political …
  • Kava Kava Ireland Ireland is a long way away from the balmy shores of the South Pacific where kava originated; you may wonder why we’re bothering to talk about Ireland and kava in …
  • Origin of Kava / Where Kava Originated There is often quite heated controversy in some circles regarding the origins of Kava.  The bottom line is that anyone who claims to know where Kava first appeared or where …
  • Mythology of Oceania The majority, if not all, of Polynesians are extremely religious. That is why it is not surprising their culture is filled with myths and other beliefs. They hold their beliefs about …

Kava Information

  • Kava and Anxiety We’re getting asked questions like this more and more frequently: Kava.com, please tell me about Kava and anxiety — Is it effective to help fight anxiety?  Will Kava cause more …
  • Finding Genuine Kava As Kava gains popularity, what typically happens to anything is starting to happen with the search for genuine Kava: It’s getting more and more difficult to know if the …
  • Private Label Kava We often get asked if we private label Kava.  As with our wholesale program, this is a resounding “Yes!”  We love providing top quality Kava in your own branded packages. …
  • Kava Bars Interactive Map We were super excited to see Kava Guru update the functionality on their Kava Bars Map page. The new map is not only pretty, it’s fully interactive and searchable …
  • Buy Wholesale Kava If you’re looking to buy wholesale Kava, look no further than the experts here at Kava.com! With nearly 20 years of wholesale experience, we’re your 1-Stop Shop for all …
  • True Kava Side Effects There is a lot of noise about the side effects of Kava. As the World Health Organization (THE defacto standard for research when it comes to international issues of health …
  • How to Grow and Propagate Kava Growing Kava Plants | How to Grow Kava Unfortunately, 100% of all Kava seeds are sterile. That means the only way to grow Kava plants is by taking cuttings.  Fortunately, Kava plants …
  • How to Harvest Kava There is a lot of data regarding the consumption of Kava (Piper methysticum), but finding genuine and in-depth information regarding How to Grow & Propagate Kava. This informative article will …
  • Kavalactone Lineup / Chemotypes Decoded Well, we made our second foray into social media marketing with our second video on Kava for our new Kona Kava Farm YouTube Channel. We’re pretty darn proud of this …
  • Kona Kava Farm Review We sometimes feel very behind the times when it comes to social media, but Kona Kava Farm finally produced and published its first video on our Kona Kava Farm YouTube …
  • Understanding the German Kava Ban The Law and Kava in Germany The bottom line in July of 2015 in relation to Kava and German law is simply this: Any non-licensed private individual or entity that tries to …
  • Best Kava for Pain Relief The title of this post (Best Kava for Pain Relief) is closing in on being the #1 question we’re asked here at Kava.com and Kona Kava Farm. Word is getting …
  • Kava Points Loyalty Program We recently announced the exciting Kava Loyalty Points program.  We wish we could give Kava Loyalty Points to everyone who has purchased from us over the years, but the program covers any purchase …
  • Cyclone Devastates Vanuatu We were all shocked to hear about the cyclone (Cyclone Pam) that has devastated the Vanuatu islands.  Obviously the devastation is our first concern, but this is where much of …
  • Does Kava Make You Sleepy? Many have asked us if Kava is calming, or if it just makes you tired.  And, if Kava actually doesn’t make you sleepy, how does it help you to sleep? …
  • Kava Paste Review Ahh, one of my favorite topics to discuss when discussing Kava is Kava Paste! It’s usually called “Kavalactone Paste”, but many people seem to be referring to it as “Kava …
  • Kava Root Of all the topics here on Kava.com, somehow we never included an article on Kava Root.  How that’s possible, I may never know, but the purpose of this article is …
  • Kava.com Is Doctor Trusted! KV Naturals, Inc. Receives Certification from Doctor Trusted New York, N.Y.— Online natural health retailers Kava.Com and Cognihance.com have recently been approved to display a doctor’s seal of approval, a major …
  • Have You Seen Kava Guru? Have you seen the Kava.Guru website yet?  We didn’t even know that there was a “guru” extension for websites!  It actually looks like a lot of fun.  It run by …
  • Kava Tea If you are feeling levels of stress, pain, or anxiety after a long day, Yogi Kava Tea could be a great option; Kava Tea may help support the mind and …
  • Is Kava Safe? As we strive to be the best internet resource we can regarding all things kava, we get the question “Is kava safe?” all the time. There’s a general bias in …
  • Soy Lethicin On the list of kava accessories we offer on Kava Dot Com, you may have noticed a humble product called soy lethicin being sold alongside the muslin bags and coconut …
  • Kava Drink Any experienced kava connoisseur knows that the term kava drink can refer to a number of different things. The first, of course, is the traditional kava drink that’s been brewed …
  • Kava Kava Supplement More and more people in the West today have experienced the benefits of kava kava, either as a supplement or in its traditional form as a relaxing*, communal brew. A …
  • Day ONE of Kava Marketplace Thanks to everyone who made our quiet soft “Grand Opening” of the Kava Dot Com KAVA MARKETPLACE today.  We’re thrilled at the number of people who trusted us to place …
  • Kava and Chocolate – Heavenly Match All of us here at Kava dot com have no idea why it took anyone so long to realize that just like there’s wine and cheese, there’s kava and chocolate! …
  • Kava Kava Tincture You might be wondering, what exactly is a kava kava tincture? There are so many different preparations of this versatile tranquilizing root, many of them made with high-tech processes under …
  • Kava Pills Kava pills are one of the most widely available forms of kava kava you can buy these days. This popular commercial kava preparation usually consists of dried root material packed …
  • Kava Overdose As with any herb or substance that affects the brain, kava kava should be used in moderation in a safe setting conducive to the enjoyment of this herb. However, we …
  • Kava Brownies It used to be a given that kava root could not be heated past 140 degrees Fahrenheit without destroying its active kavalactones and resulting in a disappointing experience. However, culinary …
  • Kava Kava Benefits and Side Effects Whenever you look into a new herbal remedy such as kava kava benefits and side effects are some of the first factors you should consider in determining if an herb …
  • How to Make Kava You might wonder, “Why go to the trouble of learning how to make kava?” After all, there are plenty of vendors out there offering ready-made kava products in almost every …
  • Kava Aphrodisiac For those of you familiar with the effects of kava aphrodisiac properties might not be the first thing that springs to mind. In general, kava has the effect of relaxing …
  • Kavalactones Dosage First, what you probably found this page for is this: Our Kavalactone Paste is formulated so that 1/8th of a teaspoon is a single dose. That single dose delivers 145mg of …
  • Kava Kava Side Effects Liver In the early 2000s, kava was banned for sale in Europe due to widespread concerns that use of kava herbal supplements might have toxic side effects on the liver. However, …
  • Is Kava Legal in the U.S.? What with all the media hype and misleading studies about kava being damaging to the liver, you might wonder if kava is legal in the United States? It would not …
  • How Much Kava Should I Take? One of the most frequent questions we get from kava newbies is “How much kava should I take?” To be honest, there is no one answer to this excellent question: …
  • How Does Kava Make You Feel? While chemists might be very interested in the specific chemical actions of the kavalactones in kava and their effect on the brain, most of our customers are curious about kava’s …
  • Does Kava Work for Anxiety? From our experience here at Kava.com, many people struggle with anxiety and related disorders such as insomnia and depression yet don’t want to resort to industrial prescription medications whose side …
  • Can Kava Get You High? Given its increasing reputation as a mellowing medicine of the South Pacific, one the question about kava that we hear a lot is, “Can kava get you high?” The answer …
  • Can You Smoke Kava? Some herbal smoke shops out there are beginning to offer kava root in their calming smoking blends in a new trend which led us to try and answer the question, …
  • Alternatives to Alcohol Those of us who’ve ever reached for a glass of wine or a mixer at a party or club are well-acquainted with alcohol’s ability to loosen inhibitions and reduce social …
  • Buying Kava Direct I’ve been spending a lot of time recently discussing the best ways for our customers to figure out how to get the best kava online.  This is clearly a very …
  • Best Kava Online There are so many websites peddling kava these days that it might seem impossible to discover the best kava online. Kava has exploded in popularity in the last ten years, …
  • Buying Kava Online When you buy kava online, you want to know that the site you’re dealing with is a reputable seller that will deliver a real product that is safe, effective and …
  • Buy Kava Perhaps one of the most-asked question we get here at Kava dot com, is about where to buy kava.  It can be a daunting task, especially when one types “buy …
  • Boiling and Baking With Kava We’ve got some exciting news to share (purely anecdotal) about Kava’s ability to be heated, boiled, or baked while still remaining effective! Due to an overwhelming number of visitors who …
  • Kava: The Amazing Intoxicating Pepper Kava, the second most widespread intoxicating beverage after alcohol, is a cold herbal drink enjoyed throughout much of the Pacific Islands and Hawaii. It might just be a far safer (and much healthier) …
  • Best Way to Take Kava This post is a response to a great question that one of our visitors asked regarding what the best way to take kava might be (we get a lot of …
  • Migraine Headaches It doesn’t take long after the onset of a migraine to figure out that it’s no ordinary headache. Migraines are considerably more debilitating, even to the point where everyday life …
  • Kava the Stress Reducer Any active participant in modern society is probably in need of a good stress reducer or two. We focus so much on productivity and efficiency that we sometimes fail to …
  • Kava It seemed strange to have have a website named kava dot com, without a single article named “Kava” on the website!  There’s just so much to talk about in relation …
  • Kava for Stress Management ‘Relax.’ It’s the ultimate “easier said than done” word. Because no matter who you are or what you do on a daily basis; you encounter stress on different levels than …
  • Relaxation Techniques and Kava Technological advances that are supposed to make modern life more convenient have, for many of us, only provided the opportunity to pack our schedules to the brim.. There is often …
  • Social Anxiety Disorder and Kava Throughout their lives, many people experience social anxiety disorder for multiple and myriad reasons. Social anxiety disorder is a psychiatric diagnosis that refers to anxiety in social situations, causing a …
  • Alternatives to Alcohol Alcohol abuse is a psychiatric diagnosis describing the habitual use of alcohol and alcoholic beverages despite negative outcomes and consequences. Alcohol abuse and alcoholism differ in definition, as one who …
  • Can Kava Cure Migraine Headaches? A migraine is neurological syndrome that includes severe headaches, nausea, and altered body perceptions; migraine headaches are only one piece of this puzzle. Migraine headaches, characterized by independent pulsations and …
  • Kava For Insomnia Insomnia is a symptom of disorder, not a diagnosis or disorder itself. Characterized by difficulty falling or staying asleep, insomnia also typically affects a person’s functionality while awake in addition …
  • How To Prepare Kava There are numerous ways to prepare and enjoy kava. It is ingested most commonly in beverages pressed from freshly picked kava root, or in drinks that are mixed from ground, …
  • Organic Kava The term “organic farming” was coined by Lord Northbourne in his book, Look to the Land, which was published 1940. Through his conception of “the farm as organism,” he presented …
  • Pain Relieving Properties of Kava There are many products available for natural pain relief, but many come with a price and unpleasant side effects. When most people think of the phrase “side effects,” they think …
  • Kava Sleep Aids Kava is a wondrous plant which produces calm and relaxation without side effects. Unlike many prescription sleep aids, which can have all the subtlety of a freight train, kava kava’s …
  • What Does Kava Do? There are many notable effects of kava that have been well-documented throughout the history of the islands of the South Pacific and are renown the world over. Throughout the plant’s …
  • Kava Medical Advice We’re thrilled that we’ve become one of the most popular informational places to find authoritative and useful information on Kava Kava, and as a result, we get a great many …

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Ask Makaira

  • Kava Capsules The big “plus” of Kava Capsules is the fact that there’s no mess, they’re super portable, and they’re easy to take. You can definitely get an opportunity to feel …
  • Kava Root Powder Amazingly enough, as I looked through our informative blog articles (close to 200 of them!), I was very surprised to see that I have missed a number of simple topics regarding …
  • Kava and Prescription Medication We know kava, we know how it affects us personally (all people experience things differently, just like with coffee and alcohol), and we know it is safe by itself. If …
  • Why We Use Only the Roots The health and safety of our customers is our number one priority. For that reason we only use kava roots and never incorporate leaves or stems in any of our …
  • No Effects From My Kava! Dear Makaira, I tried all of the Kava products I ordered and didn’t feel a single thing from anything of them.  Please advise! Sincerely, Concerned Customer ~~~~~~~~~~ As always, we’re sorry to hear that a …
  • Do You Wholesale? Yes, yes, and yes! We love to wholesale our Kona Kava Farm products and KavaDotCom products to our treasured customers. If it’s between 9-5, Monday-Friday Pacific Time, feel …
  • What Is a Pea-Sized Serving? Something we get asked an awful lot here is what the heck is a “pea-sized” serving that we suggest for our Kavalactone product?  We understand that it’s an unconventional measuring …
  • Kava Starter Pack Descriptions Dearest Kava Lovers, Makaira here once again! – I feel your frustration; it can get quite confusing quite quickly with so many Kava forms and varieties to pick from!  It’s hard …
  • Synergistic Herbal Combinations – Are Kava Blends Safe? Aloha everyone! Recently, I posted an article about our Kavalovetone product, which is a blend of kava and a number of other healing herbs. One of our readers left a comment …
  • Kava, Oxalates, and Kidney Stones Aloha everyone! I hope you are all enjoying a peaceful transition into winter! Things at the farm have been pretty hectic, but we are all working hard and are still able …
  • Kavalovetone – A Pleasant Herbal Blend Aloha Everyone! Makaira here! I hope all of you are enjoying the transition into fall. Here at Kona Kava Farm, our busy harvest season is finally slowing down, giving me some …
  • How Do I Use Whole Kava Root and Kava Root Chips? Aloha everyone! We’ve been getting a lot of questions from our customers recently concerning some of our more unusual products – our whole kava root and kava root chips. These products …
  • Kava and Family – Creating Unity through Ceremony Aloha everyone! Recently, one of our customers, Joel, asked me a very interesting question. He was curious which kava product I would recommend as an addition to a tradition that his …
  • Why Isn’t Your Kava WS 1490 Certified? CUSTOMER QUESTION: “The standard of highest quality is WS 1490. Is the quality of your product mentioned anywhere on the packaging?  If not, why not?” MAKAIRA’S ANSWER: The power of pharmaceutical …
  • Do Kava and Alcohol Combine? For some reason, as kava drinking gets more popular in the United States, we find that we get asked the question about whether kava and alcohol mix more and more …
  • Do You Use Sugar In Your Kava? The above is a question we get quite often, so I thought I’d make a post about it! In short, IF we use sugar at all, we only use organic ECJ …
  • Do You Ever Accept Visitors to Your Farm? Aloha friends! Over the past few years our little kava farm has grown tremendously, much more than we had ever dreamed, and with growth comes new possibilities, new challenges, and new …
  • Glutathione & Our Kava Products We sometimes receive questions about the chemical compound that seems to be “all the rage” right now called “glutathione,” especially in relation to protecting the liver from damage. Ever since …
  • David: “A Blog-Worthy Scam” We sometimes get customers who don’t find that Kava Kava is for them, they find the taste too unpleasant for their palettes, or they simply don’t feel any effects from …
  • Organic Goodness: Chocolate & Kava Aloha! I recently discovered an interesting candy maker, specifically a chocolatier – someone whose professional focus is making handmade, specialty chocolate; Would that make me a “Kavatier” then? Hehe! What caught my …
  • What’s This KavaLOVEtone Capsule? Dana asked: I’ve heard a lot about “kavalovetone” which is supposed to be a replacement for the kavalactone liquigels that you’ve been out of stock on forever now. Can you …
  • Shredded or Powder – Which is Better? Mike asked: Your kava is definitely the best I have tasted of the five or six kinds I have had. It is also the second strongest kind that I have …
  • Kava and Liver Toxicity Aloha! I received a very heartfelt message from a customer last week reminding me of how important it is for us to be clear about the type of kava we grow …
  • Do I Need to Strain My Kava? Catherine asked: Probably because I am always looking for a quick fix I decided not to blend and strain as recommended, instead I spooned 2 heaping tablespoons into a glass …
  • What Is a Rhizome? Andrew asked: I was wondering what the difference between a stem and a rhizome is. From what I have read a rhizome is a sort of “underground stem.” The following …
  • How Much Extract to Use for Full Effects? Michael Claisse asked: How much kava extract should I use in one coffee cup to feel the full effects and how many cups should I drink? The bottle says that …
  • Which Kind of Kava Should I Buy? Misha asked: Hi, I have just learned about kava tonight and I am really interested in taking it. I’m 21 and have heard and seen just too many negatives about …
  • What is Kaviar Kavalactone? Rick Wolf asked: How come I have seen pictures from two different people claiming to sell 84% kavalactone liquigels that look exactly like the ones i just received from you? …
  • Can You Smoke Kava Leaves? Mr. Owoo asked: Where may I buy Kava crushed leaves to smoke? – I heard that you can feel similar effects from that as drinking Kava Kava. Makaira says: We do …
  • Do You Use Underground or Lateral Roots? Philippe asked: I recently ordered some of your kava, and I noticed that on the package it says” 10% underground root, and 90% lateral roots” for your kava. Other sites …
  • Can I Use a Solvent to Extract Kava? Jon asked: I’ve heard you you can extract the kava root with nail polish remover instead of water and it has no negative effect on the kava. Because the nail …
  • Kava Made Me Feel Wired – Why? Ed asked: I tried Kava (30ml liquid drops) for insomnia and got quite the opposite effect. I lay in bed for an hour or so. Earlier that day, I took …
  • Can I Keep My Kava Drinks Refrigerated? Jesse asked: Hi I was just wondering if i can make up large batches of the dried root and either refrigerate or freeze it if so how long will it …
  • I Don’t Feel Any Effects! – What Gives? Edward asked: I tried some Kava powdered root yesterday, and followed the instructions – 2 tablespoons with 8 oz of water. I put it in the blender for 5 minutes …
  • How Can Kava Help With Anxiety? Jason asked: Hi. I suffer from anxiety constantly, and take Ativan on a daily basis. I want to get away from all of the side effects. What are some of …
  • Is Kava Dangerous With Regular Use? Gene asked: I have suffered from insomnia for years and have spent hundreds of dollars on sleeping aids. l was glad to find that kava works for me. My fear …
  • Has All of Your Kava Been Dried and Powdered? Peter asked: Do you sell kava fresh, straight out of the ground, or has all of your kava been dried and powdered? Makaira says: We only sell dried and powdered root. …
  • Different Kava Products = Different Effects? Jan asked: I have been using wine, etc. to help with stress and falling asleep. I would like to stop this habit completely. I have ordered your instant cocoa and …
  • Do Kava and St. Johns Wort react together? TY asks: Do Kava and St. John’s Wort react together? Makaria says: This is great question, and we have a very simple answer that we are required to say, by law: …
  • Do You Sell Fresh Roots? Tali asked: Do you sell just the whole, fresh kava root? I would like to make fresh root and freeze it to drink later. Mahalo. Makaria says: We do not offer …
  • How Is Kava Used in Ceremonies? Even though the Christian missionaries tried to eradicate the use of this ancient and sacred plant, it was too “deeply rooted” in various cultures across the Pacific to be fully …
  • Can I Use Kava for Dreaming? We have often been asked if one can use kava for dreaming. To be honest, we have never directly tested this, nor have we found any anecdotal evidence about it …
  • Is Kava an Aphrodisiac? Another popular question here at the farm, and the short answer is “YES!”, kava can be a GREAT aphrodisiac for both the mind AND the body! First, it is quickly becoming …
  • Is it True that Kava Causes Liver Damage? This is, by far, our #1 Frequently Asked Question, and the answer, plain and simple, is; “No, not when used properly.” Now, before you dismiss any of what I’m about to …

Kava News

  • Kava Bar Locator We can’t help getting excited when something useful appears in the world of Kava. The latest useful gadget we want to help promote is the Kava Bar Locator over …
  • Kona Kava Video Coupon We’re pretty darn proud of our very first YouTube video. Yes, we’re super behind the social media times, but we’ve thrown our proverbial coconut shell into the ring with a …
  • Mobile-Friendly Newsletters This isn’t exactly Kava News, but we wanted to let you know that Kona Kava Farm is working hard to become fully mobile-friendly. We know our website has looked outdated …
  • UK Tightens Its Kava Ban Dear readers, as most of you know, I have a vested interest in keeping informed of changes in kava’s worldwide legal status. Kava is my and my family’s livelihood, and …
  • Kava Clubs Preserving Tongan Culture! Aloha, dear readers, and welcome to what I hope will be another wonderful year of kava-related stories! I’ve gushed many times about the power of kava to strengthen community and …
  • UFO Landing Pad Officially Opens in Hawaii! I know what you’re all thinking—what the heck does this story have to do with kava kava? Truthfully, I may be stretching convention a bit by calling this “kava news”, …
  • Kava Ban Repealed in Germany! Aloha, dear readers! It is with a joyously singing heart that I write to you all today with news that the ban on kava kava in Germany has officially been …
  • Kava Culture Sprouting into the Music Scene While this fun bit of information I’m about to share with you isn’t necessarily directly related to kava kava and all of its wonders – it is about Kava culture …
  • Mahakea Kava: The Happy Kava It’s been a long time, but several years of patience as we moved and then replanted our cultivar of kava that made Kona Kava Farm a sought after brand of …
  • Proud of Our GMP Products! Something we’ve been absolutely terrible at advertising (we’re usually quite terrible at advertising ourselves), is the fact that 100% of our Kava products are manufactured in an FDA-compliant, GMP manufacturing …
  • 2013: The Year in Kava! A big aloha to all of you readers out there in this new year of 2014! As we say goodbye to what was undoubtedly a tumultuous year worldwide in 2013, …
  • New Online Kava Retailers Friends, It was a difficult decision with many trusted opinions, discussed over many cups of ‘Awa, but the decision was made: Our online retail business was growing too fast, and we …
  • Driving Under the Influence of Kava Aloha everyone! Makaira here! I hope you’re all enjoying some pleasant fall weather, and that those of you who have headed back for another year of school are settling in well …
  • The Aloha Spirit – Kava for Planetary Healing Aloha Everyone! The weather here in Hawaii has been wonderful lately. Things got a little crazy back in March with tons of rain, hail, flooding, and even a waterspout! But now …
  • Worldwide Kava Liberation Movements Aloha Everyone! It certainly seems that things are getting more and more chaotic all over the world these past few months. Although there have been some negative things that have occurred …
  • Fighting The Australian Kava Ban Aloha everyone! Welcome to a brand new year! I hope everyone else is having as wonderful a new year as I am so far! I can definitely tell that this year …
  • Kava for…Pets? Aloha everyone! Makaira here. The rainy season is beginning in Hawaii, which means that I’ve been spending less time outside working with my beautiful ‘awa plants, and more time researching, …
  • Finally, some Good Kava News! Aloha everyone! The last few months have seen an incredible number of articles on the potential dangers of kava and other natural herbal supplements. These articles (which mostly seemed to repeat …
  • A Resurgence of Fear: Is Kava Really Dangerous? Aloha everyone, About ten years ago, it seemed that everyone was terrified of kava. Several reports had come out of individuals who were taking kava experiencing liver failure. The medicine was …
  • Kava Chocolate and Kava in the News! Aloha everyone! I feel like it’s been awhile since I posted a blog article. Things have been so completely busy here at the farm, and I’ve barely had the chance to …
  • The Anti-Energy Drink Aloha everyone! Recently I’ve noticed an interesting new trend involving Kava that I found very interesting! This is the concept of the anti-energy drink. For years, companies have been marketing energy …
  • Kava – Worldwide Legal Status A detailed and up-to-date look on the legal status of Kava throughout the world and wordwide. Surprisingly, KAva Kava is legal in most of the world, with a few …
  • Travel the Blue Lagoon I recently read an essay by a student from Oxford University on her experiences traveling to the islands of Oceania in which she stated that “universal respect for the local …
  • International Legal News Recent Excerpts from Kava Legal News… Australian Police Seize Kava from TVNZ, February 05, 2009 About 60 kilograms of kava, an intoxicating drink from the Pacific Islands, has been seized by police on …
  • Anti-Kava Propaganda Aloha my online friends! It makes me angry when any group, whether they be religious or political, attempts to infringe on other people’s freedom. As you all well know, I am …
  • Hope for Kava Trade in Canada The kava industry is looking towards brighter days as the European Union’s decision to lift a ban on kava products could see Canada follow suit. Kava in Canada has been …
  • Canada Urged to Review Kava Ban – From the Fiji Times Online – Calls have been made for the Canadian Government to review its kava ban. This after the European Union lifted a six-year ban on Fiji made …
  • Kava In The Blood Aloha! I recently stumbled across a book I felt compelled to buy based solely on its title: Kava in the Blood – I mean, how could I pass that up? It’s the …
  • Europe Lifts Kava Ban; EU to Renew Trade Representatives of the International Kava Executive Council (IKEC) of Fiji are developing a two-year plan to reinstate the kava trade with the European Union after the ban on kava throughout …
  • Kava Kava Ban Causes Rise in Alcohol Abuse Crime, gambling and a black market trade in alcohol and marijuana are on the rise following the federal government’s ban on kava kava, remote Northern Territory councils say. First introduced to …
  • More Evidence Against Liver Toxicity! At the start of 2002, prospects were bright for Hawai’i’s kava (‘awa) producers. During the previous decade, the consumer base for kava had expanded beyond drinkers of the traditional water-based …
  • Kava Reintegration of Fiji Inmates Aloha! I was reading the Fiji Times this morning and came across an interesting article on the Archbishop of the Catholic Church of Fiji who conducted a kava ceremony in a …
  • Do You Ship to Canada? Bill asked: Glad to see you have a blog because it shows that this company has a more human face to it, besides just information/products. I’m interested in buying Kava …
  • Ruben Wiki Celebrates 300 with Kava Ceremony Aloha! I read some news over this past weekend that made my heart soar. There were several articles I discovered online about Ruben Wiki, a star player with the New Zealand …
  • W.H.O. Says Kava is Safe, Australia Bans It The Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration describes kava, also known as kava kava or Piper methysticum, as a member of the pepper family that has traditionally been cultivated by Pacific Islanders …
  • W.H.O. Says Kava is Safe! South Pacific producers of kava were delighted this week at the publication of a World Health Organization report declaring kava to be a safe product, although they feel that it …
  • Europe and Australia Reviewing Kava Ban Ratu Josateki said the European and Australian markets had asked for the report to be reviewed, which had been done. He said the report would be again submitted to a …
  • Kava In a Nutshell A report stating that Kava caused liver damage was released in 2001 but ended up backfiring on the “powers that be” who sought to ban its use. As a result, …

The Mind of Makaira

  • Kava Roots Are Serious Business We take bringing you the best Kava we can grow and/or source as seriously as we have taken Kava as a business in our family for many generations.  We take …
  • Is Your Kava GMP Kava? We’ve always felt that assurance of quality was of the utmost for our treasured and loyal customers.  As part of that commitment to quality, Kona Kava Farm became a GMP …
  • Cultural Uses of Pepper Plants Aloha everyone, and I hope this post finds you well! It’s a hot, dry midsummer in Hawaii, and as always, I’m grateful to have plenty of quenching ‘awa on hand …
  • The Golden Glow of Our Kava KAVA ALERT: KONA KAVA FARM NOBLE KAVA This post was actually originally an email response to another forum person who felt it appropriate to take a sliver of knowledge they gained …
  • Yummy Recipes with Our Organic Maca Root! Aloha, dear readers, and I hope this article finds you brimming with energy to face everything the summer will bring! Of course, even as the days get longer and warmer, …
  • The Strange Case of Fake Kava As any long-time reader of this blog knows, I am constantly on the lookout for any news stories about kava kava. I have been blessed to learn so much about …
  • How Does Kava Relieve Muscle Tension? As you may recall, a few months back I wrote a post investigating whether kava could make up a healthy part of an exercise routine, as a post-exercise tonic for …
  • Kava Kava’s Cancer Support Potential Aloha, dear readers: it is with a joyous heart that I bring to you the latest research into kava kava’ s potential benefits for supporting two types of cancer. Yes, …
  • Is Kava Kava Addictive? Aloha, everyone, Makaira here! As the days unroll into Hawaii’s warm, wet summers, duties on the farm may beckon me away from this blog more often than I’d like… but …
  • Kava and Other Hawaiian Crops I feel blessed every day to live on Hawaii: the island’s semi-tropical climate ensures there isn’t so much as a growing season as an all-year growing extravaganza for so many …
  • Kava Kava and Valerian Root Aloha, dear readers, and welcome to a very trendy topic in the world of kava—herbal kava combinations, that is!. For instance, our Kavalovetone Capsules blend kava kava and valerian root, …
  • Traditional Uses of Kava Leaves Hi everyone, Makaira here! I hope you’re all keeping healthy, happy and enjoying the frosty days! Though on Hawaii it never gets too chilly, I often find the changing weather …
  • Holiday Kava Drink Recipes Aloha, everyone! As many of you know, I believe the possibilities of kava drinks are endless, and the traditional brew made with plain water is only the tip of the …
  • Bust Holiday Stress with Kava Kava! The winter holidays are supposed to be a time of reflection, giving thanks, and reconnecting with family and friends. Unfortunately, for many of us the holidays turn into a time …
  • Do Kava and Exercise Mix? Long-time visitors to this blog may recall my post a couple years back about the curious case of a New York man who collapsed while biking to work after he …
  • Progress for Kava in Australia (And a Little Hawaiian History) Aloha Everyone! I hope the new year has been going well for all of you so far. Here at the farm we’ve been incredibly busy, and there hasn’t been much time …
  • My First Kava Experience Aloha everyone! Happy New Year! I hope that you enjoyed peaceful holidays, and a gentle transition into the New Year. I came down with a cold last week, so I’ve been …
  • Kava the Health Food – A Banana Coconut Milk Kava Recipe Aloha everyone! With all of the kava plants here on the farm coming in to their full glory, I am once again inspired to take to my kitchen and begin exploring …
  • Herbal Kava Combinations Aloha Everyone, Warm breezes are finally shifting the relative dim of the rainy season here in Hawaii. I find that this time of year always brings me a great deal more …
  • The Love of Nature – Herbal Aphrodisiacs Aloha everyone! One of the many perks that comes along with running a kava farm on a beautiful, vibrant island paradise is that I never have to worry about what sorts …
  • A Family Kava Story Aloha everyone! I hope you are all having an enjoyable holiday season, and that those of you who live in colder climates are adapting to the chilly winter weather. Here in …
  • Kava For Sleep and Insomnia Aloha everyone! Fall is on its way, and even here in Hawaii we are starting to feel just a little bit of a refreshing crispness in the air. The intense amount …
  • Hot Kava Tea? Aloha everyone! Ever since I was a child, I have been drinking kava cold. Traditionally, as you may know, kava is prepared by soaking the fresh or dried root matter in …
  • Kava and Culture: A Brief History Aloha everyone! I have been thinking a lot recently about the ways in which kava has influenced culture in the societies where it is used regularly. Having grown up here …
  • Natural Relief With Kava Aloha everyone! I’ve talked about this topic before on my blog, but with the growing interest that has been developing regarding the medicinal uses of herbal remedies, I wanted to spend …
  • A Refreshing Perspective (& Refreshing Kava Ice Cream!) The March issue of the AHPA Report, published by the American Herbal Products Association, brought a welcome new perspective on the health benefits and dangers of kava, one which seems …
  • New Year Greetings and New Kava Studies! Aloha everyone! Happy New Year! What an amazing and productive year 2010 was for us here at Kona Kava Farm! Another year of sharing the joys of kava with the world, …
  • Ceremonial Plant Medicines I just wanted to write about a little something that has been on my mind for the past few weeks. It seems to me like indigenous cultures have very different …
  • Kava In The News Aloha everyone! Wow! Things have been really busy on the farm recently! Maybe it’s because it’s the start of a new fall college semester for many of our customers? All I …
  • Kava The Healer Aloha everyone! If you’ve been reading my blog at all, or if you’ve had the chance to experience the magic of kava, you know how very healing and helpful it can …
  • First Kava Experience Aloha! My work here on my family’s farm is my love, therefore my work is never done. I even work on the weekends! Most of my weekends start out with reviewing …
  • Kava’s Tranquil Agents Aloha! Anybody who consumes good kava can attest in minutes to the fact that kava produces a palpable, pleasurable and relaxing effect. This is the remarkable thing about kava. On many …
  • Kava Anxiety Relief Kava Anxiety Relief – A Natural Anxiety Aid! Today, I wanted to share with you some basic information regarding how and why Kava anxiety relief is a wise choice for those …
  • Songs of Kava Aloha! Today a good friend of mine sent me a link to a short radio piece that aired on public radio a few years ago. It was so beautiful that I …
  • Kava – Healer and Houseplant! Aloha everyone! I spend so much time on my blog talking about kava root and its consumption, that I’ve never really spent much time talking about the kava plant itself. This …
  • The Impact of Kava Bans Aloha everyone! I hope all of you are doing well! I have been extremely busy with the farm and with travel and business (as usual!), but I have also been sure …
  • Kava Recipes Aloha! A few months ago I posted about a kava themed dinner party that I attended! We were treated to amazing delicacies such as kava-seared tuna and kava ice cream. So …
  • A Little Hawaiian History… Aloha! I’ve been reading a lot about kava in the news lately, and I’ve noticed a trend where journalists demonize kava as a “vice.” It is true that there are many …
  • Spin The Kava! Aloha! I hope that everyone out there had a happy Valentine’s Day. Forgive the belated nature of my well wishes to you. I’ve been so busy traveling and also with the …
  • Kava – It’s Not Just For Drinking Anymore! Aloha! I recently went to a friend’s dinner party that had an all-kava theme. As you can imagine, it was an amazing evening filled with relaxed conversation, good company, laughter; and …
  • Life in Balance Aloha! It was interesting to read a recent news report in the Fiji Daily Post on a research study proclaiming Fijian women consume more kava than men. This research also made …
  • Kava Creates Community Aloha everyone! Over the weekend, the ‘Awa Development Council of Hawaii hosted the Hawai’i Pacific Islands Kava Festival with the theme of “I Maluhia ka Honua,” when translated to English means …
  • Kava Ceremony Etiquette Aloha! Happy new year, my cyber-friends! 2008 was a very difficult year for many people across the globe. 2009 is so full of hope and new beginnings. I wish all of …
  • Kava One, Fiji’s Rugby Team Zero!!! Aloha! I had to giggle as I read about Fiji’s loss to Australia’s rugby team in the World Cup semi-finals with a score of 52 to 0. Yes, you read that …
  • “GROG” vs. “FIRE WATER” Aloha! I love reading, as I’m sure many of you have already discovered by now. Recently I stumbled across writer Joel Gibson’s very vivid and entertaining account of a trip he …
  • SEIZE THE DAY! Aloha! After I posted to my blog a couple weeks ago about “Passion and the Butterfly Effect“ I made a connection to one of my favorite athletes who I’ve talked about …
  • Passion and the Butterfly Effect Aloha all my friends! I am pleased to report that I am back from my hiatus. Did you miss me? I had to take some time away for personal issues and do …
  • Coffee Jitters and Traditional Kava Ceremonies Aloha! So, this morning I woke up and had one too many cups of coffee. Oh, how I love my morning coffee! Usually I only have one cup, but occasionally I …
  • Coronation of the New King of Tonga Aloha! I don’t know if you heard, but the Isle of Tonga crowned a new King late last week. And just how did they celebrate the new King’s coronation but with …
  • Traditional Kava Ceremonies and Casual Kava Drinkers Aloha! After tackling such a difficult topic in my last entry on the toxic part of the kava plant, it was refreshing to read about the opening ceremony of the Festival …
  • Tahitian Arts Festival Aloha! So again – AGAIN! (teehee!) – I find an article on kava use by important people like dignitaries and diplomats! I am always truly tickled when I read about the …
  • The First Time Aloha! My work here on my family’s farm is my first love, therefore my work is never done. I even work on the weekends! Most of my weekends start out with …
  • Fiji’s Prime Minister Visits Vanuatu Aloha everyone! I have decided to make a concerted effort to keep up with the personal part of my blog – posting to it weekly, or maybe even twice a week! My …
  • Harvesting Kava Kava On our farm, we have several acres of Piper methysticum flourishing year round. This shrub thrives at about 500 to 1000 feet above sea level, and we are right within …

KAVA GURU

Ask Kava Guru

  • What is Kava’s Legal Status? Is Kava Legal Everywhere? Dear Kava Guru, What is kava’s legal status? Is kava legal everywhere? With all of the recent legal changes surrounding kava, it’s certainly hard to keep track of where it is and …
  • Are Kava Tea Bags Effective? Dear Kava Guru, Are kava tea bags any good? Doug, Salem, MA I know of several ways to answer this question, depending on what exactly you mean by “good”; if it comes down to asking …
  • What Are Some Non-Kavalactone Compounds in Kava? Dear Kava Guru, What are some compounds in kava root besides kavalactones? George, Reno, NV By now, you’ve probably heard me gush enough about kavalactones to know that these relaxing, anxiolytic compounds are.
  • What is a chemotype & what are kava chemotypes? Dear Kava Guru, What is a chemotype and what are kava chemotypes? Time and time again on my guru database here at Kava.Guru, I have used the word “chemotype” with reference to …
  • What Is A Noble Strain of Kava? Dear Kava Guru, What is a noble strain of kava? Matthew, Raleigh, NC If you haven’t yet read the Kava Guru’s article, “The Emerging Controversy Around Tudei Kava”, that article provides a more in-depth …
  • From Myth to Medicine While I’ve discussed the origin of Kava and the mythological accounts of Kava a bit – I’ve not really given a thorough account of the movement of Kava through the …
  • Did Shaman Ever Use Kava? Dear Kava Guru, Did shaman ever use kava? Alex, Boston, MA This is an interesting and complicated question, and I’ll do my best to give a clear answer. Kava is unlike many plant medicines …
  • Is Kava Better Fresh? Dear Kava Guru, Is Kava better fresh? Karen, Wichita, KS This is a question for the true kava aficionado—one who has deeply explored all the facets of kava, the many tasty and enjoyable varieties, …
  • Does Kava Affect Reaction Time? Dear Kava Guru, Does Kava affect reaction time? Andrew, Seattle, WA There have actually been quite a number of studies regarding reaction times with Kava on its own, when combined with benzodiazepines, and …
  • Can I Combine Kava Root? Dear Kava Guru, What can and can’t I combine Kava with? Dan, Reno, NV This is a question I get asked so often, and it’s a wonder at how much literature there is …
  • What is Kava Root? Dear Kava Guru, What is Kava Root? This is difficult to believe, but it was pointed out to me recently that I’ve never actually addressed the most basic of questions regarding something …
  • I’m Pregnant – Can I Take Kava? Display the post date, author, category, comments, tags, views & word count meta via Theme Options.
  • Kava for Beginners – The Ultimate Guide to Kava Dear Kava Guru, I’m new to kava.  Do you have a Kava for Beginners Guide??? Ken, Cincinnati, OH Requests for a Kava for Beginners Guide could be the question that Kava Guru gets asked …
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  • How Many Kava Varieties? Display the post date, author, category, comments, tags, views & word count meta via Theme Options.
  • Pure Kava kava Does Not Cause Liver Damage To answer your question simply – there hasn’t been any formal or concrete evidence to indicate that pure Kava Kava causes liver damage or toxicity.
  • What Does Kava Taste Like? Excerpts are optional hand-crafted summaries of your content that can be used in your theme.

Buy Kava

  • Free Bula Kava House Kava Bula Kava House is the second Kava vendor we’re featuring, as part of our Facebook Kava Promotion.  Bula Kava House has provided me with some of my favorite Kava over …
  • Free KavaDotCom Kava A few Kava vendors have asked to be featured on Kava Guru.  The moment the fourth request appeared in my Inbox, I got an idea:  Why not offer Kava from …
  • Kava Review – Root of Happiness If you’re looking for flat out strong Kava Root, then you’ve found your perfect Kava at Root of Happiness. Focusing on Kava with a kick, this is some of …
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Getting Started

  • How to Make Strong Kava How to Make Strong Kava This is a question I’ve asked quite often: how can I make my Kava stronger? First, let’s think about what makes Kava into something our bodies can …
  • Why I Love Kava INTRODUCTION This is very broad question that I bring up because I’m curious to see what kind of responses I get.  I know why I love Kava; not only has it …
  • Can Kava Be Used as a Herbal Sleep Aid? A recent article in Hampton Roads titled “Over-the-Counter Sleep Aids May Impact Overall Health” shone some light on the drawbacks of many of the non-prescription sleep aids people in our …
  • Emerging Controversy Around Tudei Kava Ah, Tudei kava. Perhaps no varietal of kava is getting more attention or press at the moment. Unfortunately a lot of it is currently bad press, as some distinguished kava …
  • How to Grow Kava Kava “But Kava Guru,” you may ask, “why learn how to grow kava kava when there are so many online retailers offering products almost as new and potent as the fresh …
  • What Are Leis For? Most people know leis as those fragrant chains of fresh flowers that get placed around one’s neck at Hawaiian resorts. Yet, you may be wondering, what are leis for in …
  • Kava Recipe – French Press Kava This is a simple Kava recipe that has worked amazingly well for me, and I thought I would share it with you: 1. Take 6 to 8 tablespoons of kava powder …
  • Kava Recipe – Kava Chameleon Let me first say that this drink is both strong and can be very spicy, so if you prefer a milder-tasting drink (or a spicier one), you can adjust the …
  • Kava Recipe – Very Strong Kava Here is a method I have developed which seems to work quite all right. Occasionally it can be a bit strong, so drink it slowly over some time (1 cup …
  • Kava Recipe – Coconut Milk Kava This is a “new” kava recipe that I have heard alluded to but have never actually found. After some experimenting, I think I have found an efficient way to make …
  • What is the Mythical Origin of Kava? Before there was Piper methysticum (domesticated kava kava), there was Piper wichmannii – the beautifully original form of the Kava kava plant – wild and perfectly untouched by human contact …
  • What Kind of Kava Should I Buy? Helps you decide which Kava to purchase.
  • Can I Combine Alcohol And Kava? Explains whether or not mixing Kava and alcohol is a good idea.
  • Is Kava a Food or Dietary Supplement? Explains whether Kava is a food or a supplement and why.
  • Can I Cook With Kava? Lets you know if you can cook with Kava.
  • Kava Recipe – Kava Colada Here’s a great Kava Colada recipe.
  • Kava for Beginners – The Ultimate Guide to Kava Dear Kava Guru, I’m new to kava.  Do you have a Kava for Beginners Guide??? Ken, Cincinnati, OH Requests for a Kava for Beginners Guide could be the question that Kava Guru gets asked …
  • What Kind of Kava Should I Buy? What kind of Kava is for you?  Find out here.
  • Pure Kava kava Does Not Cause Liver Damage To answer your question simply – there hasn’t been any formal or concrete evidence to indicate that pure Kava Kava causes liver damage or toxicity.
  • Where Can I Buy Kava? Where Can I buy Kava is a very popular question.  I answer it here.
  • Kava Bar Listings I’m very proud of our Kava Bar listings (Kava Bar Locator), and encourage anyone who knows of a Kava Bar or Kava Cafe they love, or anyone who owns one, …
  • Why I Love Kava INTRODUCTION This is very broad question that I bring up because I’m curious to see what kind of responses I get.  I know why I love Kava; not only has it …
  • Kava Study for Generalized Anxiety Disorder Despite writing only referenced articles that are typically unemotional by nature, I find great joy in discovering and writing about studies that have to do with Kava. And, this one …
  • Indian PM Honored with Kava Ceremony in Fiji Aloha and Happy New Year from the Kava Guru! As we head into the first month of 2015, I thought this might be an excellent time to highlight some interesting …
  • Pacific Islanders Accused of Trading “Black Market” Kava in Australia Aloha, kava lovers, Kava Guru here! As you all know, I will always champion making kava freely available to all who wish to access her many benefits to health and …
  • New Kava Business Ventures Launching in Fiji! Aloha, kava lovers! I am excited to bring news of three kava-centric business ventures that just launched in Fiji that are dedicated to expanding the market for Fijian kava worldwide! …
  • Kava entering political circles?! Is the freedom of a kava-drinking lifestyle working its way into political circles? Perhaps! Former First Minister Rhodri Morgan has recently had an encounter with his first kava bar and …
  • Kava is on the uprise yet again!! Although kava has been consumed by South Pacific islanders for centuries upon centuries, there have been some misguided attempts to reduce kava consumption. As a sad result there have been …
  • Don’t Mix That Kava Supplement! New Articles Spotlight Risk of Kava Dermopathy Aloha, kava lovers, Kava Guru here! Over the past couple weeks, kava has been appearing in the news in a rather uncomfortable way: two recently published news articles drew attention …
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  • A Fictional Foe of Kava Kava It is with a heavy heart that I am going to share an article posted in The Courier online regarding a recent “crackdown” on the import of kava into the UK. For …
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  • Joy of Kava Coming out of Malaita Is it possible that the export of kava from the South Pacific is moving and growing beyond its current trade centers? It appears as though it might be! North Malaita …
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  • What is a chemotype & what are kava chemotypes? Dear Kava Guru, What is a chemotype and what are kava chemotypes? Time and time again on my guru database here at Kava.Guru, I have used the word “chemotype” with reference to …
  • Vanuatu Ambassador Encourages EU Nations to Lift Kava Bans While my kava-loving soul has been lifted of late, with the recent removal of a kava ban in Germany – it still hurts to see that there are places still …
  • What Is A Noble Strain of Kava? Dear Kava Guru, What is a noble strain of kava? Matthew, Raleigh, NC If you haven’t yet read the Kava Guru’s article, “The Emerging Controversy Around Tudei Kava”, that article provides a more in-depth …
  • Free Bula Kava House Kava Bula Kava House is the second Kava vendor we’re featuring, as part of our Facebook Kava Promotion.  Bula Kava House has provided me with some of my favorite Kava over …
  • Yet Another Kava Endorsement! The conversation about Kava as an alternative to alcohol has been an ongoing one with stable positive feedback. As far as I know there isn’t really any prominent source declaring …
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  • From Myth to Medicine While I’ve discussed the origin of Kava and the mythological accounts of Kava a bit – I’ve not really given a thorough account of the movement of Kava through the …
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  • Confiscation of Kava Shipment If you’ve gotten wind of the recent confiscation of a kava shipment at the Nadi International Airport – never fear – it turned out not to be kava! Sadly, the …
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  • I’m Pregnant – Can I Take Kava? This article explains whether or not it’s a good idea to take Kava when you’re pregnant.
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  • kava enthusiast
    November 20, 2016 at 5:29 pm 

    I love kava!.. Just getting into it and it has been doing wonders for me

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