The most comprehensive book ever written on nature's most effective
This complete guide to Kava summarizes the literature and research on a
plant that is now considered comparable or superior to anti-stress
prescription drugs, and describes its use in the religious, political, and
economic life of the Pacific islands for centuries. Beyond its soporific
qualities kava is also used throughout the the Pacific as an analgesic, a
diuretic, and an anesthetic. There is even evidence suggesting it is
effective in the treatment of asthma, tuberculosis, and venereal disease.
Exhaustively researched, Kava: The Pacific Elixir
extensive survey of this amazing plant from the perspective of the
horticulturist, the ethnobotanist, and the pharmacologist.
First paperback edition of the classic comprehensive text originally
published by Yale University Press.
Because of its many beneficial qualities that make it superior to other
substances that serve to reduce stress and improve mood, interest in kava
is growing worldwide.
Patrick V. Kirch, University of California, Berkeley