Posts Tagged "kava dangers"

Kava Made Me Feel Wired – Why?

Posted by on Nov 24, 2007 in Ask Makaira | 0 comments

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 Claratin, which seems to wire me, so maybe that’s the reason. So, my questions are as follows: Should I give it time? – Should I take more? – Or should I try another type such as a liquigel? Makaira says: By law, I am required to say this: We are not doctors and are therefore unqualified to offer any discussion or advice in relation to the questions you pose. ┬áNoting we offer is intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease,...

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How Can Kava Help With Anxiety?

Posted by on Aug 30, 2007 in Ask Makaira | 2 comments

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 the similarities and differences in the way that kava helps with anxiety? Makaira says: Jason, unfortunately we are not doctors, and cannot legally offer you such information. We are not qualified to comment on pharmaceuticals; only pharmaceutical companies and doctors can do so. We can tell you that Kava has been prescribed in Europe for many years to treat anxiety, and that it has also been used by our culture as long as recorded history...

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Is Kava Dangerous With Regular Use?

Posted by on Aug 3, 2007 in Ask Makaira | 0 comments

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 is the negative effects of using it regularly. Any suggestions on how to use kava in order to minimize any adverse effect and ineffectiveness after using it on a regular basis? Also, is there any similar herb that one might alternate with kava? Makaira says: We have many articles on our site regarding the actual safety of Kava Kava. Is Kava Really Dangerous? Kava Liver Damage Also, there are many herbs available to assist with sleep, such...

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Kava In a Nutshell

Posted by on May 21, 2007 in Kava News | 24 comments

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, there was a rash of studies (both informal and clinical) aimed to see if Kava was as bad as the report stated, despite the fact that with over 3,000 years of use throughout Oceania, there wasn’t a single death linked directly to Kava root use. ┬áThese clinical studies have shown that the Kava herb (when using only the roots and NOT the leaf or stem) is a (I’m only quoting a source here) “safe non-addictive...

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Does Kava Cause Liver Damage?

Posted by on May 5, 2007 in Ask Makaira | 3 comments

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 tell you as “conspiracy theory” or the wild imaginings of some crazed victim of heatstroke in Hawaii, know five simple, verifiable facts: 1. We come from a long line of growers who have used this wonderful plant for thousands of years, and there is not one single case of liver disease in our family history. We also only consume the root of the ‘awa plant. 2. The study that started this...

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