Kava-kava (Piper methysticum) is a South Pacific island shrub the rhizome or root of which was used in the past as a ceremonial beverage and that today is popular as an anxiolytic. Historically, women prepared the kava by pounding and then chewing it. After being allowed to ferment in bowls, the kava was drunk by male islanders to mark a special event. The herb would induce a pleasant euphoric tranquility and contribute to the group's social cohesion. The active ingredients are thought to be kavapyrones (also known as kavalactones), a family of related synergistically active compounds that include kawain and methysticin.

How To Win Your War Against Anxiety Disorders

How To Win Your War Against Anxiety Disorders

Tips And Tricks For Relieving Anxiety... Fast Everyone feels anxious sometimes. Whether work is getting to us or we're simply having hard time managing all that we have to do, we can feel overwhelmed and worried that we might not be able to manage it all. When these feelings hit, we don't have to suffer. By taking some simple steps, you can begin to create a calmer attitude, one that not only helps you feel better, but one that allows you the chance to make better decisions about what you need to do next.

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