RELAX THE MIND
How Kava Can Help Calm and Soothe the Nerves
The feeling of being over whelmed, with tension rising in your chest, can hit you at any moment of the day. Late for a meeting at work? Nervous at social events? Or having so much on that your whole day is a roller coaster of tense nerves? This is where Fiji Kava can help.
Speak to a Pacific islander about your rising nerves and they will probably ask you what that is! Life on the islands of Fiji, for example, is a lot slower and less “cluttered” than the modern city life, that many of us have become accustomed to.
Fijians have cultivated a ‘kava culture’ which is very much alive and part of their everyday life. Just as many westerners drink their coffee and tea socially, Fijians drink kava and they benefit from the relaxing and therapeutic effects it has.
What is medical kava?
There has been a lot of attention recently on the potential for kava in calming and soothing the nerves. Studies at the University of Queensland showed the effectiveness of kava in producing therapeutic benefits such as relaxing the mind, and the fact that kava is a natural solution is even better! At Fiji Kava, we also ensure that no harmful additives are in our products.
It’s worth noting that kava has been used medicinally, as well as socially and ceremonially, for many centuries in Fiji and other Pacific islands. Traditional preparations of kava root using cold water extraction are both safe and effective in producing a calming and soothing effect, which can enhance mood and help to lift many negative effects of tension or worry. The active ingredient which enables such benefits is kavalactones. These are compounds found in the root of the plant. By harnessing these kavalactones with a clean cold water extraction method, as done so traditionally in Fiji, Noble kava can support muscle relaxation, calm and soothe nerves and increase mind relaxation.
The good news is, that as well as being TGA compliant and listed as a complementary medicine in Australia, Kava is sold as a dietary supplement in most international markets.