Kava for Calming the Mind and Relaxing the Body

Fancy a relaxing trip to an exotic South Sea island? Well, maybe just the relaxing part, if you use a calming herb from the South Pacific.

Kava, also known as kava-kava, is a highly prized medicinal plant found growing in the South Pacific islands, where we find the nations of Fiji, Tahiti, and the tiny island country of Vanuatu, the center of the kava culture and home to the most potent kava in the world.

Use of kava is the centerpiece of South Seas cultural life. The traditional kava drink is prepared by grating or pounding the fresh root, and mixing it thoroughly with cold water or coconut milk. People drink kava root beverage to relax in the evening, assist sleep at night, and to enjoy being relaxed together in the community culture. Visits from dignitaries, funerals, and birth celebrations call for kava. In South Pacific island nations, when parties have a dispute, often they share kava, relax, and easily come to a settlement.

Today, kava preparations are used primarily to ease stress and tension. Yogi Kava Stress Relief tea is made using only kava root as well as a variety of relaxing herbs. The tea was developed to provide gentle relaxation and restful sleep. And best of all, no morning hangover.



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