Piper methysticum Common name: Kava-kava
Family: Piperaceae

Parts used: Rhizome

Constituents: Resinous kava lactones (alpha-pyrones) mainly consisting of kavain, dihydrokavain, and methysticin. Chalcones, Nutrients, Flavonoids, Piperidine alkaloid.

Medicinal actions: Sedative, nervous system & muscle relaxant, anticonvulsant, local anesthetic, analgesic, antifungal, antispasmodic, anti-depressant, stimulant, mild euphoric, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, diaphoretic, rubefacient, bitter, carminative, diuretic

Medicinal use: Reduces anxiety and promotes cognitive function in cases of stress and restlessness. Will aid in insomnia, headaches due to tension, neuralgia, dizziness and depression (may help with benzodiazepine withdrawal). Mild antiseptic diuretic in urinary tract infections and useful also in interstitial cystitis. Any genitourinary tract infection or inflammation may benefit from its use. Can be used internally (and topically) for rheumatism, joint pain, muscle tension, neuralgias, chronic pain and restless leg syndrome.

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