Kava is a plant in the Piperaceae family, native to Western Polynesia. It is grown mainly in Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, and Vanuatu. Its roots are used to produce a traditional tea, which is consumed by people of all ages for medicinal and religious purposes. Kava is also known for its relaxing and calming effects, which can help relieve stress and anxiety and directly aid sleep quality.
Herbs, Roots & Barks
Toxic in high doses
Kava is an herbal supplement that has a long history of use in the Pacific Islands for its calming and sleep-promoting effects. Often consumed as a tea, the kava supplement has gained prominence for its ease of ingestion while maintaining its calming benefits, which help control stress and anxiety, factors directly related to the induction, duration and quality of sleep.
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Anxiety is the body's natural response to stress. It's a feeling of fear or apprehension about what's to come. It can be triggered by a specific situation and not last long - which is very common and ok - or it can be a generalized disorder (which is considered a illness) that can bring harm to everyday life and also cause other conditions like depression.
Depression is a chronic and recurrent psychiatric condition that produces mood changes characterized by deep sadness, mood swings, loss of interest in activities, causing significant impairment in daily life.