Kava Articles List

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  • Kava Capsules The big “plus” of Kava Capsules is the fact that there’s no mess, they’re super portable, and they’re easy to take. You can definitely get an opportunity to feel ...
  • Kava Root Powder Amazingly enough, as I looked through our informative blog articles (close to 200 of them!), I was very surprised to see that I have missed a number of simple topics regarding ...
  • Kava and Prescription Medication We know kava, we know how it affects us personally (all people experience things differently, just like with coffee and alcohol), and we know it is safe by itself. If ...
  • Why We Use Only the Roots The health and safety of our customers is our number one priority. For that reason we only use kava roots and never incorporate leaves or stems in any of our ...
  • No Effects From Kava! Dear Makaira, I tried all of the Kava products I ordered and didn’t feel a single thing from anything of them.  Please advise! Sincerely, Concerned Customer ~~~~~~~~~~ As always, we’re sorry to hear that a ...
  • Do You Wholesale? Yes, yes, and yes! We love to wholesale our Kona Kava Farm products and KavaDotCom products to our treasured customers. If it’s between 9-5, Monday-Friday Pacific Time, feel ...
  • What Is a Pea-Sized Kava Paste Serving? Something we get asked an awful lot here is what the heck is a “pea-sized” serving that we suggest for our Kava paste?  We understand that it’s an unconventional measuring ...
  • Kava Starter Pack Descriptions Dearest Kava Lovers, Makaira here once again! – I feel your frustration; it can get quite confusing quite quickly with so many Kava forms and varieties to pick from!  It’s hard ...
  • Synergistic Herbal Combinations – Are Kava Blends Safe? Aloha everyone! Recently, I posted an article about our Kavalovetone product, which is a blend of kava and a number of other healing herbs. One of our readers left a comment ...
  • Kava, Oxalates, and Kidney Stones Aloha everyone! I hope you are all enjoying a peaceful transition into winter! Things at the farm have been pretty hectic, but we are all working hard and are still able ...
  • Kavalovetone – A Pleasant Herbal Blend Aloha Everyone! Makaira here! I hope all of you are enjoying the transition into fall. Here at Kona Kava Farm, our busy harvest season is finally slowing down, giving me some ...
  • How Do I Use Whole Kava Root and Kava Root Chips? Aloha everyone! We’ve been getting a lot of questions from our customers recently concerning some of our more unusual products – our whole kava root and kava root chips. These products ...
  • Kava and Family – Creating Unity through Ceremony Aloha everyone! Recently, one of our customers, Joel, asked me a very interesting question. He was curious which kava product I would recommend as an addition to a tradition that his ...
  • Why Isn’t Your Kava WS 1490 Certified? CUSTOMER QUESTION: “The standard of highest quality is WS 1490. Is the quality of your product mentioned anywhere on the packaging?  If not, why not?” MAKAIRA’S ANSWER: The power of pharmaceutical ...
  • Do Kava and Alcohol Combine? For some reason, as kava drinking gets more popular in the United States, we find that we get asked the question about whether kava and alcohol mix more and more ...
  • Vegan Chocolate and “Blooming” Another question we get asked quite often is in relation to the sometimes grayish color of our vegan chocolate chips, properly called chocolate bloom, so I thought I’d write a ...
  • Do You Use Sugar In Your Kava? The above is a question we get quite often, so I thought I’d make a post about it! In short, IF we use sugar at all, we only use organic ECJ ...
  • Do You Ever Accept Visitors to Your Farm? Aloha friends! Over the past few years our little kava farm has grown tremendously, much more than we had ever dreamed, and with growth comes new possibilities, new challenges, and new ...
  • Glutathione & Our Kava Products We sometimes receive questions about the chemical compound that seems to be “all the rage” right now called “glutathione,” especially in relation to protecting the liver from damage. Ever since ...
  • David: “A Blog-Worthy Scam” We sometimes get customers who don’t find that Kava Kava is for them, they find the taste too unpleasant for their palettes, or they simply don’t feel any effects from ...
  • Organic Goodness: Chocolate & Kava Aloha! I recently discovered an interesting candy maker, specifically a chocolatier – someone whose professional focus is making handmade, specialty chocolate; Would that make me a “Kavatier” then? Hehe! What caught my ...
  • What’s This Kavalovetone Capsule? Dana asked: I’ve heard a lot about “kavalovetone” which is supposed to be a replacement for the kavalactone liquigels that you’ve been out of stock on forever now. Can you ...
  • Shredded or Powder – Which is Better? Mike asked: Your kava is definitely the best I have tasted of the five or six kinds I have had. It is also the second strongest kind that I have ...
  • Kava and Liver Toxicity Aloha! I received a very heartfelt message from a customer last week reminding me of how important it is for us to be clear about the type of kava we grow ...
  • Do I Need to Strain My Kava? Catherine asked: Probably because I am always looking for a quick fix I decided not to blend and strain as recommended, instead I spooned 2 heaping tablespoons into a glass ...
  • What Is a Rhizome? Andrew asked: I was wondering what the difference between a stem and a rhizome is. From what I have read a rhizome is a sort of “underground stem.” The following ...
  • Do You Have Any Print Catalog or Forms? Anaki asked: Would you please publish something in print, so I could present this to some of my medical associates for their clients? Do you suggest that only those with ...
  • How Much Extract to Use for Full Effects? Michael Claisse asked: How much kava extract should I use in one coffee cup to feel the full effects and how many cups should I drink? The bottle says that ...
  • Which Kind of Kava Should I Buy? Misha asked: Hi, I have just learned about kava tonight and I am really interested in taking it. I’m 21 and have heard and seen just too many negatives about ...
  • What is Kaviar Kavalactone? Rick Wolf asked: How come I have seen pictures from two different people claiming to sell 84% kavalactone liquigels that look exactly like the ones i just received from you? ...
  • Can You Smoke Kava Leaves? Mr. Owoo asked: Where may I buy Kava crushed leaves to smoke? – I heard that you can feel similar effects from that as drinking Kava Kava. Makaira says: We do ...
  • Do You Use Underground or Lateral Roots? Philippe asked: I recently ordered some of your kava, and I noticed that on the package it says” 10% underground root, and 90% lateral roots” for your kava. Other sites ...
  • Can I Use a Solvent to Extract Kava? Jon asked: I’ve heard you you can extract the kava root with nail polish remover instead of water and it has no negative effect on the kava. Because the nail ...
  • Kava Made Me Feel Wired – Why? Ed asked: I tried Kava (30ml liquid drops) for insomnia and got quite the opposite effect. I lay in bed for an hour or so. Earlier that day, I took ...
  • Can I Keep My Kava Drinks Refrigerated? Jesse asked: Hi I was just wondering if i can make up large batches of the dried root and either refrigerate or freeze it if so how long will it ...
  • I Don’t Feel Any Effects! – What Gives? Edward asked: I tried some Kava powdered root yesterday, and followed the instructions – 2 tablespoons with 8 oz of water. I put it in the blender for 5 minutes ...
  • How Can Kava Help With Anxiety? Jason asked: Hi. I suffer from anxiety constantly, and take Ativan on a daily basis. I want to get away from all of the side effects. What are some of ...
  • Is Kava Dangerous With Regular Use? Gene asked: I have suffered from insomnia for years and have spent hundreds of dollars on sleeping aids. l was glad to find that kava works for me. My fear ...
  • Has All of Your Kava Been Dried and Powdered? Peter asked: Do you sell kava fresh, straight out of the ground, or has all of your kava been dried and powdered? Makaira says: We only sell dried and powdered root. ...
  • Different Kava Products = Different Effects? Jan asked: I have been using wine, etc. to help with stress and falling asleep. I would like to stop this habit completely. I have ordered your instant cocoa and ...
  • Do Kava and St. Johns Wort react together? TY asks: Do Kava and St. John’s Wort react together? Makaria says: This is great question, and we have a very simple answer that we are required to say, by law: ...
  • Do You Sell Fresh Kava Roots? Tali asked: Do you sell just the whole, fresh kava root? I would like to make fresh root and freeze it to drink later. Mahalo. Makaria says: We do not offer ...
  • How Is Kava Used in Ceremonies? Even though the Christian missionaries tried to eradicate the use of this ancient and sacred plant, it was too “deeply rooted” in various cultures across the Pacific to be fully ...
  • Can I Use Kava for Dreaming? We have often been asked if one can use kava for dreaming. To be honest, we have never directly tested this, nor have we found any anecdotal evidence about it ...
  • Is Kava an Aphrodisiac? Another popular question here at the farm, “Is kava an aphrodisiac?” The short answer is “YES!”, kava can be a GREAT aphrodisiac for both the mind AND the body! First, it ...
  • Does Kava Cause Liver Damage? This is, by far, our #1 Frequently Asked Question, and the answer, plain and simple, is; “No, not when used properly.” Now, before you dismiss any of what I’m about to ...

Kava News
  • Kava Bar Locator We can’t help getting excited when something useful appears in the world of Kava. The latest useful gadget we want to help promote is the Kava Bar Locator over ...
  • Valentines Day Gift Pack We feel that nothing says Happy Valentines Day better than the seasonal gift pack from Kona Kava Farm!  This isn’t so much a post, as it as an opportunity to ...
  • Kona Kava Video Coupon We’re pretty darn proud of our very first YouTube kava video. This will give you a sneak peak of how we operate on a day to day basis here at ...
  • Mobile-Friendly Newsletters This isn’t exactly Kava News, but we wanted to let you know that Kona Kava Farm is working hard to become fully mobile-friendly. We know our website has looked outdated ...
  • UK Tightens Its Kava Ban Dear readers, as most of you know, I have a vested interest in keeping informed of changes in kava’s worldwide legal status. Kava is my and my family’s livelihood, and ...
  • Kava Clubs Preserving Tongan Culture! Aloha, dear readers, and welcome to what I hope will be another wonderful year of kava-related stories! I’ve gushed many times about the power of kava to strengthen community and ...
  • UFO Landing Pad Officially Opens in Hawaii! I know what you’re all thinking—what the heck does this story have to do with kava kava? Truthfully, I may be stretching convention a bit by calling this “kava news”, ...
  • German Kava Ban Repealed! Aloha, dear readers! It is with a joyously singing heart that I write to you all today with news that the ban on kava kava in Germany has officially been ...
  • Kava Culture Sprouting into the Music Scene While this fun bit of information I’m about to share with you isn’t necessarily directly related to kava kava and all of its wonders – it is about Kava culture ...
  • Mahakea Kava: The Happy Kava It’s been a long time, but several years of patience as we moved and then replanted our cultivar of kava that made Kona Kava Farm a sought after brand of ...
  • Proud of Our GMP Kava! Something we’ve been absolutely terrible at advertising (we’re usually quite terrible at advertising ourselves), is the fact that 100% of our Kava products are manufactured in an FDA-compliant, GMP manufacturing ...
  • 2013: The Year in Kava! A big aloha to all of you readers out there in this new year of 2014! As we say goodbye to what was undoubtedly a tumultuous year worldwide in 2013, ...
  • New Online Kava Retailers Friends, It was a difficult decision with many trusted opinions, discussed over many cups of ‘Awa, but the decision was made: Our online retail business was growing too fast, and we ...
  • Driving Under the Influence of Kava Aloha everyone! Makaira here! I hope you’re all enjoying some pleasant fall weather, and that those of you who have headed back for another year of school are settling in well ...
  • The Aloha Spirit – Kava for Planetary Healing Aloha Everyone! The weather here in Hawaii has been wonderful lately. Things got a little crazy back in March with tons of rain, hail, flooding, and even a waterspout! But now ...
  • Worldwide Kava Liberation Movements Aloha Everyone! It certainly seems that things are getting more and more chaotic all over the world these past few months. Although there have been some negative things that have occurred ...
  • Fighting The Australian Kava Ban Aloha everyone! Welcome to a brand new year! I hope everyone else is having as wonderful a new year as I am so far! I can definitely tell that this year ...
  • Kava for…Pets? Aloha everyone! Makaira here. The rainy season is beginning in Hawaii, which means that I’ve been spending less time outside working with my beautiful ‘awa plants, and more time researching, ...
  • Finally, some Good Kava News! Aloha everyone! The last few months have seen an incredible number of articles on the potential dangers of kava and other natural herbal supplements. These articles (which mostly seemed to repeat ...
  • A Resurgence of Fear: Is Kava Dangerous? Aloha everyone, About ten years ago, it seemed that everyone was terrified of kava. Several reports had come out of individuals who were taking kava experiencing liver failure. The medicine was ...
  • Kava Chocolate and Kava in the News! Aloha everyone! I feel like it’s been awhile since I posted a blog article. Things have been so completely busy here at the farm, and I’ve barely had the chance to ...
  • The Anti-Energy Drink Aloha everyone! Recently I’ve noticed an interesting new trend involving Kava that I found very interesting! This is the concept of the anti-energy drink. For years, companies have been marketing energy ...
  • Kava – Worldwide Legal Status A detailed and up-to-date look on the legal status of Kava throughout the world and wordwide. Surprisingly, KAva Kava is legal in most of the world, with a few ...
  • Travel the Blue Lagoon I recently read an essay by a student from Oxford University on her experiences traveling to the islands of Oceania in which she stated that “universal respect for the local ...
  • International Legal News Recent Excerpts from Kava Legal News… Australian Police Seize Kava from TVNZ, February 05, 2009 About 60 kilograms of kava, an intoxicating drink from the Pacific Islands, has been seized by police on ...
  • Anti-Kava Propaganda Aloha my online friends! It makes me angry when any group, whether they be religious or political, attempts to infringe on other people’s freedom. As you all well know, I am ...
  • Hope for Kava Trade in Canada The kava industry is looking towards brighter days as the European Union’s decision to lift a ban on kava products could see Canada follow suit. Kava in Canada has been ...
  • Canada Urged to Review Kava Ban – From the Fiji Times Online – Calls have been made for the Canadian Government to review its kava ban. This after the European Union lifted a six-year ban on Fiji made ...
  • Kava In The Blood Aloha! I recently stumbled across a book I felt compelled to buy based solely on its title: Kava in the Blood – I mean, how could I pass that up? It’s the ...
  • Europe Lifts Kava Ban; EU to Renew Trade Representatives of the International Kava Executive Council (IKEC) of Fiji are developing a two-year plan to reinstate the kava trade with the European Union after the ban on kava throughout ...
  • Kava Kava Ban Causes Rise in Alcohol Abuse Crime, gambling and a black market trade in alcohol and marijuana are on the rise following the federal government’s ban on kava kava, remote Northern Territory councils say. First introduced to ...
  • More Evidence Against Liver Toxicity! At the start of 2002, prospects were bright for Hawai’i’s kava (‘awa) producers. During the previous decade, the consumer base for kava had expanded beyond drinkers of the traditional water-based ...
  • Kava Reintegration of Fiji Inmates Aloha! I was reading the Fiji Times this morning and came across an interesting article on the Archbishop of the Catholic Church of Fiji who conducted a kava ceremony in a ...
  • Do You Ship to Canada? Bill asked: Glad to see you have a blog because it shows that this company has a more human face to it, besides just information/products. I’m interested in buying Kava ...
  • Ruben Wiki Celebrates 300 with Kava Ceremony Aloha! I read some news over this past weekend that made my heart soar. There were several articles I discovered online about Ruben Wiki, a star player with the New Zealand ...
  • W.H.O. Says Kava is Safe, Australia Bans It The Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration describes kava, also known as kava kava or Piper methysticum, as a member of the pepper family that has traditionally been cultivated by Pacific Islanders ...
  • W.H.O. Says Kava is Safe! South Pacific producers of kava were delighted this week at the publication of a World Health Organization report declaring kava to be a safe product, although they feel that it ...
  • Europe and Australia Reviewing Kava Ban Ratu Josateki said the European and Australian markets had asked for the report to be reviewed, which had been done. He said the report would be again submitted to a ...
  • Kava In a Nutshell A report stating that Kava caused liver damage was released in 2001 but ended up backfiring on the “powers that be” who sought to ban its use. As a result, ...

The Mind of Makaira
  • Kava Roots Are Serious Business We take bringing you the best Kava we can grow and/or source as seriously as we have taken Kava as a business in our family for many generations.  We take ...
  • Is Your Kava GMP Kava? We’ve always felt that assurance of quality was of the utmost for our treasured and loyal customers.  As part of that commitment to quality, Kona Kava Farm became a GMP ...
  • Cultural Uses of Pepper Plants Aloha everyone, and I hope this post finds you well! It’s a hot, dry midsummer in Hawaii, and as always, I’m grateful to have plenty of quenching ‘awa on hand ...
  • Providing The Best Kava Around KAVA ALERT: KONA KAVA FARM NOBLE KAVA This post was actually originally an email response to another forum person who felt it appropriate to take a sliver of knowledge they gained ...
  • Yummy Recipes with Our Organic Maca Root! Aloha, dear readers, and I hope this article finds you brimming with energy to face everything the summer will bring! Of course, even as the days get longer and warmer, ...
  • The Strange Case of Fake Kava As any long-time reader of this blog knows, I am constantly on the lookout for any news stories about kava kava. I have been blessed to learn so much about ...
  • How Does Kava Relieve Muscle Tension? As you may recall, a few months back I wrote a post investigating whether kava could make up a healthy part of an exercise routine, as a post-exercise tonic for ...
  • Kava Kava’s Cancer Support Potential Aloha, dear readers: it is with a joyous heart that I bring to you the latest research into kava kava’ s potential benefits for supporting two types of cancer. Yes, ...
  • Is Kava Addictive? Aloha, everyone, Makaira here! As the days unroll into Hawaii’s warm, wet summers, duties on the farm may beckon me away from this blog more often than I’d like… but ...
  • Kava and Other Hawaiian Crops I feel blessed every day to live on Hawaii: the island’s semi-tropical climate ensures there isn’t so much as a growing season as an all-year growing extravaganza for so many ...
  • Kava Kava and Valerian Root Aloha, dear readers, and welcome to a very trendy topic in the world of kava—herbal kava combinations, that is!. For instance, our Kavalovetone Capsules blend kava kava and valerian root, ...
  • Traditional Uses of Kava Leaves Hi everyone, Makaira here! I hope you’re all keeping healthy, happy and enjoying the frosty days! Though on Hawaii it never gets too chilly, I often find the changing weather ...
  • Holiday Kava Drink Recipes Aloha, everyone! As many of you know, I believe the possibilities of kava drinks are endless, and the traditional brew made with plain water is only the tip of the ...
  • Bust Holiday Stress with Kava Kava! The winter holidays are supposed to be a time of reflection, giving thanks, and reconnecting with family and friends. Unfortunately, for many of us the holidays turn into a time ...
  • Do Kava and Exercise Mix? Long-time visitors to this blog may recall my post a couple years back about the curious case of a New York man who collapsed while biking to work after he ...
  • It’s Vegan Chocolate Heaven! Rarely have I been so excited to share a product on my blog, but we’re so proud to be the exclusive distributor of Cocoa Cravings’ line of vegan and pure ...
  • Progress for Kava in Australia (And a Little Hawaiian History) Aloha Everyone! I hope the new year has been going well for all of you so far. Here at the farm we’ve been incredibly busy, and there hasn’t been much time ...
  • My First Kava Experience Aloha everyone! Happy New Year! I hope that you enjoyed peaceful holidays, and a gentle transition into the New Year. I came down with a cold last week, so I’ve been ...
  • Kava the Health Food – A Banana Coconut Milk Kava Recipe Aloha everyone! With all of the kava plants here on the farm coming in to their full glory, I am once again inspired to take to my kitchen and begin exploring ...
  • Herbal Kava Combinations Aloha Everyone, Warm breezes are finally shifting the relative dim of the rainy season here in Hawaii. I find that this time of year always brings me a great deal more ...
  • The Love of Nature – Herbal Aphrodisiacs Aloha everyone! One of the many perks that comes along with running a kava farm on a beautiful, vibrant island paradise is that I never have to worry about what sorts ...
  • A Family Kava Story Aloha everyone! I hope you are all having an enjoyable holiday season, and that those of you who live in colder climates are adapting to the chilly winter weather. Here in ...
  • Kava For Sleep and Insomnia Aloha everyone! Fall is on its way, and even here in Hawaii we are starting to feel just a little bit of a refreshing crispness in the air. The intense amount ...
  • Hot Kava Tea? Aloha everyone! Ever since I was a child, I have been drinking kava cold. Traditionally, as you may know, kava is prepared by soaking the fresh or dried root matter in ...
  • Kava and Culture: A Brief History Aloha everyone! I have been thinking a lot recently about the ways in which kava has influenced culture in the societies where it is used regularly. Having grown up here ...
  • Natural Relief With Kava Aloha everyone! I’ve talked about this topic before on my blog, but with the growing interest that has been developing regarding the medicinal uses of herbal remedies, I wanted to spend ...
  • A Refreshing Perspective (& Refreshing Kava Ice Cream!) The March issue of the AHPA Report, published by the American Herbal Products Association, brought a welcome new perspective on the health benefits and dangers of kava, one which seems ...
  • New Year Greetings and New Kava Studies! Aloha everyone! Happy New Year! What an amazing and productive year 2010 was for us here at Kona Kava Farm! Another year of sharing the joys of kava with the world, ...
  • Ceremonial Plant Medicines I just wanted to write about a little something that has been on my mind for the past few weeks. It seems to me like indigenous cultures have very different ...
  • Kava In The News Aloha everyone! Wow! Things have been really busy on the farm recently! Maybe it’s because it’s the start of a new fall college semester for many of our customers? All I ...
  • Kava The Healer Aloha everyone! If you’ve been reading my blog at all, or if you’ve had the chance to experience the magic of kava, you know how very healing and helpful it can ...
  • First Kava Experience Aloha! My work here on my family’s farm is my love, therefore my work is never done. I even work on the weekends! Most of my weekends start out with reviewing ...
  • Kava’s Tranquil Agents Aloha! Anybody who consumes good kava can attest in minutes to the fact that kava produces a palpable, pleasurable and relaxing effect. This is the remarkable thing about kava. On many ...
  • Kava Anxiety Relief Kava Anxiety Relief – A Natural Anxiety Aid! Today, I wanted to share with you some basic information regarding how and why Kava anxiety relief is a wise choice for those ...
  • Songs of Kava Aloha! Today a good friend of mine sent me a link to a short radio piece that aired on public radio a few years ago. It was so beautiful that I ...
  • Kava – Healer and Houseplant! Aloha everyone! I spend so much time on my blog talking about kava root and its consumption, that I’ve never really spent much time talking about the kava plant itself. This ...
  • The Impact of Kava Bans Aloha everyone! I hope all of you are doing well! I have been extremely busy with the farm and with travel and business (as usual!), but I have also been sure ...
  • Kava Recipes Aloha! A few months ago I posted about a kava themed dinner party that I attended! We were treated to amazing delicacies such as kava-seared tuna and kava ice cream. So ...
  • A Little Hawaiian History… Aloha! I’ve been reading a lot about kava in the news lately, and I’ve noticed a trend where journalists demonize kava as a “vice.” It is true that there are many ...
  • Spin The Kava! Aloha! I hope that everyone out there had a happy Valentine’s Day. Forgive the belated nature of my well wishes to you. I’ve been so busy traveling and also with the ...
  • Kava – It’s Not Just For Drinking Anymore! Aloha! I recently went to a friend’s dinner party that had an all-kava theme. As you can imagine, it was an amazing evening filled with relaxed conversation, good company, laughter; and ...
  • Life in Balance Aloha! It was interesting to read a recent news report in the Fiji Daily Post on a research study proclaiming Fijian women consume more kava than men. This research also made ...
  • Kava Creates Community Aloha everyone! Over the weekend, the ‘Awa Development Council of Hawaii hosted the Hawai’i Pacific Islands Kava Festival with the theme of “I Maluhia ka Honua,” when translated to English means ...
  • Kava Ceremony Etiquette Aloha! Happy new year, my cyber-friends! 2008 was a very difficult year for many people across the globe. 2009 is so full of hope and new beginnings. I wish all of ...
  • Kava One, Fiji’s Rugby Team Zero!!! Aloha! I had to giggle as I read about Fiji’s loss to Australia’s rugby team in the World Cup semi-finals with a score of 52 to 0. Yes, you read that ...
  • “GROG” vs. “FIRE WATER” Aloha! I love reading, as I’m sure many of you have already discovered by now. Recently I stumbled across writer Joel Gibson’s very vivid and entertaining account of a trip he ...
  • SEIZE THE DAY! Aloha! After I posted to my blog a couple weeks ago about “Passion and the Butterfly Effect“ I made a connection to one of my favorite athletes who I’ve talked about ...
  • Passion and the Butterfly Effect Aloha all my friends! I am pleased to report that I am back from my hiatus. Did you miss me? I had to take some time away for personal issues and do ...
  • Coffee Jitters and Traditional Kava Ceremonies Aloha! So, this morning I woke up and had one too many cups of coffee. Oh, how I love my morning coffee! Usually I only have one cup, but occasionally I ...
  • Coronation of the New King of Tonga Aloha! I don’t know if you heard, but the Isle of Tonga crowned a new King late last week. And just how did they celebrate the new King’s coronation but with ...
  • Traditional Kava Ceremonies and Casual Kava Drinkers Aloha! After tackling such a difficult topic in my last entry on the toxic part of the kava plant, it was refreshing to read about the opening ceremony of the Festival ...
  • Tahitian Arts Festival Aloha! So again – AGAIN! (teehee!) – I find an article on kava use by important people like dignitaries and diplomats! I am always truly tickled when I read about the ...
  • The First Time Aloha! My work here on my family’s farm is my first love, therefore my work is never done. I even work on the weekends! Most of my weekends start out with ...
  • Fiji’s Prime Minister Visits Vanuatu Aloha everyone! I have decided to make a concerted effort to keep up with the personal part of my blog – posting to it weekly, or maybe even twice a week! My ...
  • Harvesting Kava Kava On our farm, we have several acres of Piper methysticum flourishing year round. This shrub thrives at about 500 to 1000 feet above sea level, and we are right within ...

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