Da Kine's Kava

Frequently Asked Questions

What exactly is kava, anyway?

Kava is the common name for the Piper methysticum plant, a tropical shrub that grows almost exclusively in the Pacific Islands. In traditional Polynesian culture the roots of the kava plant are dried, ground, and mixed with water to create a thick drink used for ceremonial, medicinal, and recreational purposes. Kava has been consumed this way for thousands of years, but more recently has gained worldwide popularity as a useful ingredient for relieving stress and anxiety.

What should I expect when drinking kava?

...My mouth is numb. What's that about?

How much kava should I drink?

Is kava safe for me?