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Snacking On Kava Leaves May Reduce Anxiety
2013-05-13 13:54:05

A new study suggests that the South Pacific plant Kava may have beneficial properties for alleviating anxiousness. Researchers writing in the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology say Kava could be used to help treat people who suffer from Generalized Anxiety Disorders (GAD).

2011-02-28 14:28:20

Medical and scientific experts propose a global framework for the safe production and use of the medicinal plant Kava, including further clinical testing in Australia.

2009-05-12 22:32:02

A clinical trial found a water-soluble extract of Kava was effective in treating anxiety and improving mood, researchers in Australia said. Lead researcher Jerome Sarris, a doctoral candidate at the University of Queensland, said the placebo-controlled study found Kava to be an effective and safe treatment option for people with chronic anxiety and varying levels of depression. Each week participants were given a clinical assessment as well as a self-rating questionnaire to measure their...

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2009-05-11 13:55:00

Researchers at the University of Queensland in Australia have found a traditional extract of Kava, a medicinal plant from the South Pacific, to be safe and effective in reducing anxiety.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.