Benefits of Kava 

Effects Of Kava Drinking

Kava initially produces a slight numbing of the tongue and sometimes the inner lining of the tongue although persistent users of the drink notice these effects to only a slight extent. The active ingredients, a series of crystalline alpha-purones, also allay anxiety and reduce fatigue, although quite different physiological effects, some bordering on intoxication, have been noted in various part of Oceania. In Western Polynesia some observers (as quoted by Holmes, 1979) describe the effects as follows: “the head is affected pleasantly”, “you feel friendly, not beer sentimental,” “you cannot…

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