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...

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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...

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12 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 5/30/09 - 4:36:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
i may be willing to try it because i have had some really bad spells of anxiety and most over the counter an-axiety pills don't seem to have much effect on me.
12 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 5/30/09 - 10:13:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
I guess I would try it, but for the sleep. I don't have anxiety issues.
12 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 5/30/09 - 10:39:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't have anxiety issues. I'd give it a try, if I did, assuming it is cheap.
12 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Sunday 5/31/09 - 3:23:09 AM EST (GMT-5)
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.
12 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 6/1/09 - 1:10:54 AM EST (GMT-5)
I use it regularly.
12 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 6/1/09 - 3:38:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'd try it sure
12 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 6/2/09 - 4:06:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, but rx drugs are better
10 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Saturday 2/11/12 - 1:45:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
I would try it.
7 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 11/2/14 - 2:42:15 AM EST (GMT-5)
Not now that I know there is such a danger of liver damage, I won't!!



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