Kava kava (Piper methysticum)

Kava Tonga

Provides information on kava, a medicinal root found across Polynesia. Historical background of the medicinal plant; Mechanism of action and therapeutic use of the alternative medicine.

Kava-kava in Modern Drug Research: Portrait of a Medicinal Plant

Kava-kava in Modern Drug Research: Portrait of a Medicinal Plant

Reference: Zeitschrift für Phytotherapie 1996; 17:180-95.

Are Kavalactones the Hepatotoxic Principle of Kava Extracts? The Pitfalls of the Glutathione Theory

Comments on a study on the hepatotoxicity of kava extracts. Background of toxicologic studies with kava extract and isolated kavalactones; Details on kavalactone-free preparations; Information o...

Explanatory Attributions of Anxiety and Recovery in a Study of Kava

Objective: A need exists to understand illness attribution and weatment beliefs among those seeking botanical treatment for anxiety. The objectives of this study are to evaluate explanatory belie...

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(Urtica dioica)

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