Kava-Kava, also known as just Kava, has very interesting herbal properties, but is also culturally very important as a medicine, an intoxicant, and for religious, political, and social purposes. It’s pharmacology has been well studied. And it has been shown to have liver toxicities. Is this herb useful medicinally? Does its benefits outweigh its risks? …
Sperb’s Herbs, World Herbs – Kava-Kava
Each week an exciting new episode of the Sperb’s Herbs, World Herbs podcast is recorded. Each episode covers another traditional herb from somewhere in the world and will go into great depth about it. Besides covering the basics of the herb including its traditional use and functions, we will explore the history, quality, science, pharmacology, evidence, and any potential interactions of each herb. And then there is always something a little quirky about an episode. Whether that is a unique story or an interesting perspective, there will always be something different to learn about episode’s herb.
A listener will be able to:
- Comprehend basic, traditional, and bio- medical information about Kava-Kava
- Converse about the current scientific evidence about the uses, dangers, and effectiveness of Kava-Kava
- Understand the history of Kava-Kava, especially in the context of its tradition and its modern discovery
- Understand and prevent any potential drug-herb interactions