Have you tried, or would you try, the anti-anxiety herb kava?
Kava, a member of the pepper family, is native to the islands of the South Pacific, where the dried roots of the plant have long been used to make a traditional beverage. In the West, kava extracts have been promoted as a way to reduce anxiety, promote sleep and relax the muscles.
However, reports of liver damage linked to kava supplements led the UK, Europe and Canada to ban the herb in 2002. In the U.S., the Food and Drug Administration warned consumers to be cautious about using kava-containing products...
No, I haven't tried. I had the opportunity to in Fiji. They made kava infront of us. Mum and my sister tried it. It looked like dirty water - I didn't want to drink it after they had their hands in it (that's how they make it) and everyone had to drink of the same cup.