Kava In The News

Posted by on Oct 17, 2010 in The Mind of Makaira | 1 comment

Kava In The NewsAloha 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 know is that we’ve been working non-stop, and I couldn’t be happier! There is nothing more fulfilling than knowing that I am working to share this wonderful kava for people all over the world. ¬†And if you are working with kava to help you with school or work stress, I hope that it does you well! I think that kava is a great alternative to alcohol for relaxation for students, because it’s a lot kinder on your body and it can help you to relax without the danger of having to get through class with a hangover the next day!

I have been doing my best to use my few moments of free time to check up on mentions of kava in the news. I’ve noticed a really amazing trend recently, and I wanted to share it with you! As of about a year ago, very few people knew what kava was, and those who did were constantly being informed by various news outlets that it was damaging to the liver and therefore dangerous. These claims were, of course, completely false and unsubstantiated.

These days, though, all that negative press seems to be fading into the past, and a new type of media attention has been focused on kava! For example, just recently an article was published in the Nutrition Journal regarding the efficacy of different natural supplements for treating anxiety. The study concluded that “strong evidence exists for the use of herbal supplements containing extracts of passionflower or kava and combinations of L-lysine and L-arginine as treatments for anxiety symptoms and disorders.” They also stress the lack of adverse side effects or withdrawal when using these plant medicines. Finally, modern science is coming to understand what we kava drinkers have known for centuries! (Read the original article in the Nutrition Journal)

Kava has been popping up in other places in the news, too. It has been mentioned in blogs as a household supplement that can be taken for health and well-being. I even remember seeing an article in a magazine a few weeks ago that recommended kava for anxiety and trouble sleeping in young children! Clearly, kava is becoming much more accepted in Western culture, and people are finally coming to realize that it is perfectly safe and extremely valuable. I have seen no mention of the “potential liver damage” that used to pop up alongside every media mention of kava. Now it is even recommended for children! So, obviously, people have come to understand the safety and value of kava kava!

I’m so proud and happy to see that this wonderful plant, which my family has been growing and drinking daily for years, is finally escaping from false rumors and gaining the acceptance and respect that it deserves! With the ever-growing popularity of kava kava, I can’t wait to see just how far this wonderful plant can go in helping to make the people of the world healthier and happier.

As always, I am happy to hear from our readers and customers, so if you have any questions, comments or concerns please don’t hesitate to leave me a comment here! I’ll be sure to get back to you as soon as possible!

Aloha no,
Makaira

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  1. Very good to hear! This is definitely my alternative to alcohol. I want to relax, not do something stupid, or miss class/work.

    Great stuff, keep it coming!

    -M

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