Bulk Kava Kava Root Powder

Piper methysticum
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[ 768 ]Piper methysticum

Kava Kava Root Powder

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Kava kava root is obtained from a low-growing plant in the Piperaceae family, which includes black pepper.

While various cultures throughout the Polynesian region of the Pacific use the cut and dried root to make traditional tonics and ceremonial beverages, it is more common to use the powdered root in the west.

To enhance flavor and sweetness, an infusion or tea made from kava root powder is often blended with any combination of cocoa, coconut milk and lemongrass. The powder can also be mixed with fruit juices.

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information at a glance

approximate cups to one pound4
active compoundsKavalactone
plant part usedroot

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaFine powder with mild and pleasant scent.


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cosmeticTincture to produce an antiseptic topical or infuse in oil for use as a massage oil.
culinaryBlend into smoothies, fruit drinks and other beverages.
safetyThere are reported cases of potential liver toxicity with large or long-term doses of this herb. Use in moderation.

flavor profile

kava kava root

The strong, earthy flavor is improved by pairing with warm spices and sweet fruit or vegetable drinks.

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what else you should know

kava kava root

Kava is a shrubby plant that is native to the Pacific islands, including Hawaii, Fiji and the Samoas and Tonga. As a member of the Piperaceae family, the plant is closely related to black pepper. In contrast to the sharp, pungent flavor of its botanical cousin, kava herb is described as earthy and bitter. In fact, its common name is Tongan for “sour.”

For more than 3,000 years, kava has been used to make ceremonial beverages in various South Pacific cultures. The herb has a complex pharmacological profile that includes mild sedative and analgesic qualities.

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