- Helps muscles relax without dulling the senses.
- Works on the central nervous system to promote relaxation, especially
during stress and depression.
- Promotes more restful sleep.
- Promotes feelings of well-being.
Kava Kava is used to relieve anxiety and encourage relaxation. This herb originates from the rhizome, or root, of Piper methysticum. The name of this plant comes from the Latin word for pepper and the Greek word for intoxicating. This plant is a member of the pepper family and can be found in Indonesia and Polynesia. In these areas of the world kava kava was made into a drink which was served to traveling dignitaries as a way to welcome them. This herbal drink was said to promote well being and a content feeling.
Kava kava may sometimes be used to encourage sleep in those suffering from insomnia and agitation. This herb may also work as a mild muscle relaxant. Kava kava may also help relieve anxiety without negatively affecting one’s mental clarity. Each Natures Sunshine capsule contains 200 mg concentrated kava kava root.