Liber Herbarum Minor (English)
The incomplete reference-guide to Herbal medicine

Rev.26-07-2014

Kava

Plant

Family

Piperaceae

English

Kava, Kava-Kava, Kava Pepper

Latin

Piper methysticum G. FORSTER

Plant parts

Rhizome / Rootstock, Root, Rootstock

Diseases & Uses

Diseases

Ache, Aches, Analgesic, Anodyne, Antidepressant, Antidepressive, Antiinflammatory, Anti-spasmodic, Anti-Stress, anxiety, Anxiety disorder, Anxiety disorders, Anxious, Aphrodisiac, Calmative, convulsive state, Cramp, Cramps, Depression, Freight, Increases sexual desire, inflammation, Insomnia, local anaesthesia, local anaesthetic, Nervousness, Pain, painful disorders, painkiller, pain relief, pain-relieving, Pains, pain stilling, Pick-me-up, regional anaesthesia, relaxant, relaxes the nervous system, Relaxing, relax spasms, Sedative, Sleeplessness, soothe, soothes nerves, Soothing, spasm, Spasmolytic, stimulant, stimulating, Stress, tranquilizer, tranquillizer

Women's diseases

climacteric, ease menopausal symptoms, menopausal problems, Menopause

Other uses

Narcotic, narcotic effect

Ingredients

 ash, benzoic acid, Beta-Sitosterol, Campesterol, Cholesterol, cinnamic-Acid, Docosan-1-Ol, Dodecan-1-Ol, Eicosan-1-Ol, essential oil, Fibres, flavonoid, fructose, glucose, glycoside, mucilage, proteins, starch, Stigmasterol, Sucrose, sugar, sugars, Tetracosan-1-Ol, Tetracosanol, water

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