For some time, I have been hearing about the benefits that kava tea has, and it was not until I recently tried its magnificent qualities that I knew what they were talking about. I don’t know if what impressed me the most was its chocolaty flavor or that it made me feel relaxed.
Kava tea comes from ancient millenarian practices and today I want to dedicate the article to those secrets you may not know about this tea.
Kava is a family of the pepper plant and its medicinal properties lead in human knowledge from about 3000 years ago. Only parts of the root and underground stem are used to make beverages, smoothies, teas and extracts.
Kava tea and its soothing properties
Kava is often used to help people relax, to sleep and to control hormonal symptoms such as menopause. It’s known from people who use it to treat asthma, urinary tract infections and even as an aphrodisiac.
Its most common use is to treat anxiety, for its calming effects. For people who do a lot of sport or have muscle aches, kava has natural effects and analgesic properties that can help fight pain naturally and effectively.
The recommended dose of kava is 250 mg. standardized extract or a light tea made with dried root three times a day.
- 1 tablespoon of dried kava root
- 1 tablespoon of ginger
- 3 cups of water
Preparation: Boil water and as it boils, add the herbs, reduce heat immediately and simmer over low heat for 15 minutes. Cover the infusion and let stand at least for 20 minutes. Strain and drink this infusion throughout the day or as you’ll need it when going to relax.
You must to be cautious with the body’s reactions to kava tea because it makes you sleepy naturally. Avoid driving and doing activities that require a lot of concentration when you drink this tea.
Kava tea, in higher doses than indicated can cause poisoning, disorientation, liver damage and liver failure. Do not drink during pregnancy.