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Piper methysticum leaves

Kava (also known as Kava-Kava, or Piper methysticum) is a crop that grows in the Western Pacific.[1] The roots of the plant have demonstrated medicinal effects.

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  • Sleep aid[2]
  • Calming, relaxation, stress management
  • Anxiolytic (to treat anxiety)[citation needed]

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  1. "What Is Kava Kava?". WebMD. Retrieved July 12, 2019.
  2. Gyllenhaal, Charlotte; Merritt, Sharon L.; Peterson, Sara Davia; Block, Keith I.; Gochenour, Tom (June 1, 2000). "Efficacy and safety of herbal stimulants and sedatives in sleep disorders". Sleep Medicine Reviews. 4 (3): 229–251. doi:10.1053/smrv.1999.0093. ISSN 1087-0792.