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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.

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.

2009-08-18 07:00:00

DENVER, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Mary Jane's Soda Inc. has launched a beverage that delivers a euphoric experience only possible from the use of Kava Root.

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.


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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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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.