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2014-01-08 00:21:40

Preliminary study in mice suggests possible lung cancer preventative effect of South Pacific herb AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at the University of Minnesota (UM) and Texas Tech University recently studied the effects of a special preparation of the kava root (Piper methysticum) on lung cancer in mice, and have concluded that the chemically defined extract may have the potential to reduce the risk of lung cancer in humans, according to a press...

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

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online 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). There are medicines currently available for people suffering from anxiety, but scientists are still looking for safer alternatives. The team, led by Dr...

2012-09-16 23:02:11

Turbo Sleep is the worlds' first nasal spray sleep aid that uses all natural ingredients to promote calmness and reduce anxiety instantly without the side effects of medications such as sleeping pills and drinks. Clifton Park, NY (PRWEB) September 16, 2012 GSC Products has launched the world´s first nasal spray for sleep. Turbo Sleep uses proven herbal extracts that promote relaxation and calmness. By delivering active ingredients through the nose, the formula bypasses the body´s...

2012-07-19 00:52:00

Approximately 1 in 3 Americans suffers from chronic sleep deprivation and another 10-15% of the population has chronic insomnia. Sleep disorders can profoundly affect a person´s whole life and have been linked to a range of diseases, including obesity, depression, anxiety, and inflammatory disorders. Over-the-counter herbal remedies are often used to treat insomnia, but surprisingly, very little research has been done to study their efficacy, according to an article in Alternative and...

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2011-04-28 09:00:00

When a 34-year-old bicyclist was found collapsed on a roadside and rushed to the University of Rochester Medical Center emergency room on the verge of kidney failure and muscle breakdown, doctors were surprised to discover that a trendy tea derived from the kava plant was the cause of his ills. The URMC team reported the case study, believed to be the first of its kind in the scientific literature, in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine.   They described it as a cautionary...

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. The South-Pacific plant has been traditionally used to reduce stress and anxiety but is restricted in some countries. Leading world Kava experts Dr Jerome Sarris from the University of Melbourne, Australia; Professor Rolf Teschke from Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt, Germany; and Dr Vincent Lebot from CIRAD, Port-Vila,...

2011-02-21 13:37:00

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Feb. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American consumers are constantly on the go and seeking new energy sources to propel them forward, as evidenced first by the growing popularity of energy "shots"--a category that saw sales climb 87 percent last year to top the $500 million mark. TAKE 10(TM) Beverages brings a little balance to this newfound energy buzz with the introduction of TAKE 10(TM) To Relax and TAKE 10(TM) to Sleep, a line of calming dietary supplements available...

2010-08-03 05:00:00

Hidden Drugs and Steroids Found in More Than 170 Supplements Since 2008 YONKERS, N.Y., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new investigation in the September issue of Consumer Reports and available online at www.ConsumerReportsHealth.org describes a striking lack of government oversight for the bustling $26.7 billion dietary supplement market and identifies a "dirty dozen" list of supplement ingredients that have been linked by clinical research or case reports to serious adverse events,...

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2010-07-22 09:28:07

Millions of people are taking herbs and other plant-based dietary supplements to improve their health, but they have precious little information on the actual effectiveness or potential ill effects of these products. That's the topic of an article in the current issue of Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), ACS' weekly newsmagazine. C&EN Senior Editor Celia Henry Arnaud suggests that consumers are taking a gamble when it comes to the safety and effectiveness of hundreds of pills...

2010-04-06 08:06:00

RIVERSIDE, Calif., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Relaxing Company, Inc., creators of Mary Jane's Relaxing Soda, announce the national launch of its newest euphoric product, boldly dubbed - THE RELAXING TEA. THE RELAXING TEA is the world's first bottled tea to enter the relaxation beverage market. With its natural blend of decaffeinated green tea and black tea, Kava Root extract and agave it is designed for functional enjoyment during life's stressful moments. "We are particularly proud to...


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Kava, Piper methysticum
2014-02-15 08:17:42

Piper methysticum is a shrub species. The species is more commonly referred to as Kava or Kava-kava. Its Latin name actually means “pepper, intoxicating” The plant is cultivated and used for its sedative and anesthetic properties. P. methysticum is grown vastly in the Republic of Vanuatu, although for some time it was only grown in Hawaii, Fiji, the Federated States of Micronesia, Vanuatu and Tonga. It is fairly easy to cultivate; the plant needs partial shade, well-drained soil and...

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