RELIEF FOR ANXIETY
How Kava Can Help Reduce and Treat Your Anxiety
Anxiety can hit you at any moment of the day. Late for a meeting at work? Anxious at social events? Or having so much on that your whole day is riddled with anxious tension? This is where Fiji Kava can help.
Speak to a Pacific islander about anxiety and they will probably ask you what it is! Life on the islands of Fiji, for example, is a lot slower and less “cluttered” than the modern city life, that many of us have become accustomed to.
Fijians also have a kava culture that is alive and well and part of everyday life. Just as many westerners drink their coffee and tea socially, Fijians drink kava and they benefit from the relaxing effects it has.
There has been a lot of attention recently on the potential for kava in treating anxiety and stress. Studies at the University of Queensland showed the effectiveness of kava in relieving stress and anxiety, with results showing it is just as effective as many of the prescription medicines, without the potentially harmful side effects.
It’s worth noting that kava has been used medicinally, as well as socially and ceremonially, for many centuries in Fiji and other Pacific islands. Traditional preparations of kava root using cold water extraction are both safe and effective in producing a calming and relaxing effect, which can enhance mood and help to lift many negative effects of anxiety.
The good news is that Kava is sold as a dietary supplement in most international markets.
What is medical kava?
Used in the South Pacific for over 3,000 years in traditional Kava ceremonies, Kava has historically been known for its soothing, calming and therapeutic benefits. The active ingredient being the Kavalactones, which are compounds found in the root of the plant.
In modern world, the medicinal benefits of Kava are becoming widely recognised as a safer, natural alternative to treat anxiety and other medical conditions, instead of prescription medicines such as Xanax and Valium.
Other Benefits of Kava
Kava is traditionally used in Pacific Islander medicine to promote sleep
Kava is traditionally used in Pacific Islander medicine to soothe and calm nerves
Kava is traditionally used in Pacific Islander medicine to promote body relaxation
Kava is traditionally used in Pacific Islander medicine to relax the mind