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Benefits of Kava

How Does Kava Work?

It is not exactly clear how kava works. There are several different theories involving numerous different brain chemicals which attempt to explain how kava works. Kava seems to have the following properties:
  • Anti-anxiety properties
  • Sedative properties
  • Anti-seizure properties
  • Local anesthetic properties
  • Anti-spasm properties
  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Analgesic (pain-relieving) properties.

Kava Use in Children

It is not known whether kava use is safe for children (or for adults, for that matter). Children may be more sensitive to the effects and toxicities of medications and supplements, including kava. Check with your child's healthcare provider before giving your child kava for any purpose.
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