Kava Tincture for relieving stress - Preparation, Benefits & Risk

Kava Tincture for relieving stress - Preparation, Benefits & Risk

Oct 22, 2021, 7:26:53 AM Business

Kava Tincture is considered to be a potent solution for today’s stressful work-life balance. It is the go-to alternative for busy people suffering from stress and anxiety. Kava is also known as Kava Kava, is a herbal remedy that has proven to impart a soothing and calming effect and also boost sleep. The name "kava" comes from "awa", which is a Polynesian word, meaning bitter. This plant extract is believed to have euphoric potentials, which is similar to people who consume alcohol.


How is the Kava Tincture prepared?

Kava has been part of alternative medicine for a long period of time. It comes from the Piper methysticum plant. Being a native to islands of the Pacific Ocean, it is used for traditional ceremonies.


Usually, the local people make a paste out of the plant’s root and then mix it with water or coconut milk. This creates a drink or tincture, which they drink in the requisite proration. More specifically, the tincture is from the rhizome and root of the plant (which is about 4 to 6 years old). At present, owing to its demand, Kava is harvested around the South Pacific Island. 


At first, the herb is extracted and separated into small batches. Organic cane alcohol is mixed to maintain the balance of phytochemicals. Then, the macroscopic and organoleptic analysis is done to extract the liquid in an easily dispensed form. The tincture can be consumed by adding it to liquid, i.e., water.


The benefits of Kava Tincture

Kava is most commonly known for its anxiety-relieving property. Individuals who show restlessness or have sleeping problems (insomnia) can opt for Kava Tincture. It also acts as an alternative medication in many other conditions. However, studies are still ongoing to state a shred of significant scientific evidence to support these uses.


How long does the tincture take to show its effect?

Kava Tincture usually produces an effect within 15 to 30 minutes and last for nearly 3 hours. But, this often tends to vary based on the person’s health conditions. Moreover, Kava Tincture must be used for a short term remedy and one must always opt for the adulterated products.


The risk factors for overdosing Kava Tincture

The potential risk of rare using an overdose of Kava Tincture is not rare. Severe liver injury has been associated with Kava Tincture. Thus, it is always advised to seek advice from healthcare professionals before using it. Further, individuals with liver problems or taking any medication must avoid this tincture. The Kava Tincture must not be consumed with alcoholic beverages.

Published by Essential Oil Wizardry


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