Paradise Found

A Brief Guide to Kavalactones

Otherwise known as Kava (or Kava-Kava), the Piper methysticum shrub is a member of the pepper family. The rhizomatous roots of this “intoxicating pepper” give us a beloved and relaxing beverage we call kava. But what is it about kava that makes us humans feel so calm and pleasant? The secret is in tiny molecules called kavalactones.

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