Kava is a herb that is native to South Africa and found in the pacific islands. It is an age-old plant from the pepper family that has many medicinal uses. The roots are treated and prepared to be used for therapeutic causes in the forms of tinctures, pills, tablets, and extracts. It’s most commonly used in the form of tea and can be drunk by boiling the root powder in water or steeping tea bags in hot water. The temperature of the water should not exceed 120 degrees F.
The Uses Of kava For The Health Are-
Kava is a great pain reliever and is used to treat pains like that of arthritis and other joint and muscle pains. Pains like that of menstrual cramps and fibromyalgia can be lessened with the ingestion of kava tea.
Kava has enzymes that help in controlling stress and check the levels of chronic anxiety and restlessness. It can normalize irregular heart beats and palpitations and treat nervousness, dizziness, and depression. It is a natural anti-depressant and can calm and soothe frayed nerves.
Treat Addiction Problems
The problem of drug addiction and alcoholism can be gradually treated with the intake of kava. It also helps people with cigarette addiction as it acts as a relaxant and calms down the jitteriness when the body craves for an item it is addicted to and does not receive it.
Women who drink kava tea experience benefit in their menopause symptoms like anxiety, sleeplessness, and restlessness. It reduces hot flashes, acts as a sedative, and is also helpful in reducing the inflammation in joints that is associated with menopause.
People who have a sleeping issue should sip kava tea. it improves sleep quality and allows restful and peaceful sleep. Thus, the tranquilizing and sedative properties of kava help in treating people with insomnia.
Urinary Tract Infections
Kava is antibacterial and antifungal, hence, help in eradicating infections from the bladder. Being diuretic, it flushes all bacteria causing germs from the bladder and helps in treating UTI and other bladder infections.
Recovery From Stroke
Kava has potent qualities to enhance speedy recovery from stroke and also prevent it from further fatal damage.
Kava has numbing properties and can reduce and numb sensations in various body parts for temporary periods of time. It thus can be used to numb pain sensations in aching body parts and causes numbing in the tongue for some time after it is chewed.
Kava has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties to fight the growth of cancer cells and is beneficial in the treatment of ovarian cancer and leukaemia as it acts as an analgesic and can calm the patients suffering from these ailments.
Kava helps in maintaining the youthfulness of the skin by preserving and maintaining collagen and prevents the occurrence of wrinkles, sagging skin and dullness in complexion.
Problems like hair thinning, can be treated with the help of kava as it is known to promote hair growth and also strengthen the follicles.