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Kava Kava: naturally for women

What does Kava Kava give to women and what did women give to Kava?

The Pacific tradition of Kava drinking is more than three thousand years old. Although many regional perceptions of Kava were shaped by myths of a very feminine (or even erotic) nature, access to Kava was generally the domain of men. Nowadays, however, we are discovering that the unique qualities of the piper methysticum are a perfect fit for women. Could it be that history is returning to its roots? Here is the feminine side of Kava Kava!

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Kava Powder or Instant?

What is the difference between Kavaha Powder and Kavaha Instant? Let’s take a look at the properties of both forms and answer some basic questions, such as: how the Powder and Instant forms are prepared, whether they have the same properties and effects, who they are intended for, in which situations they work best, and which one is more effective for stimulating the senses?

Traditional preparation of Kava Kava

Over the thousands of years that Kava has been cultivated in the Pacific Islands, various traditions have developed for preparing and using the roots of methistine pepper. Depending on the region, mortars and pestles or limestone and coral quern-stones would be used to finely grind the dried roots, with the ground Kava then undergoing lengthy and elaborate ceremonies, including manual soaking and draining of the aqueous extract. Kavaha also draws on this tradition.

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KAVA – CAVA – COFFEE. With similar names, different stories and actions.

Do you drink Kava? It’s like coffee… in French? Café? Kava with “v”? Yes! Like the Spanish Cava! No? I don’t understand anything anymore… – it’s an illustration of a typical conversation about Kava. Every connoisseur of the drink from the Pacific Islands probably knows it. So, let’s resolve a few doubts about these similar-sounding names.

KAVA – also called Kava Kava – is the name of the drink and the plant from which our drink is made (the botanical name of the species is Piper methysticum, or Methystine Pepper). The name is the same, because the preparation of the drink does not require any additives – Kava for drinking is only a natural extract from kava roots. In different parts of Oceania, Kava operates under slightly different names: for example, in Hawaii it is called AWA, and in the islands of Samoa – AVA. In Fiji Kava is also known as YAQONA or GROG, in Vanuatu – MALOK, on Pohnpei – SAKAU. The name Kava is probably taken from the Polynesian language, in which it means bitter taste.

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All’s well that’s prepared well.

You do not need to travel far to find harmony with nature. But the first step is necessary. If you are new to Kavaha, we have prepared some tips for you.

For starters, let us do the opposite. It is recommended to drink two portions of the extract at once when you first try Kava. The first dose rarely allows you to fully enjoy its unique effects. The second should put us in a state of deep relaxation. This is the characteristic of Kava. When our body is attuned to the action of the kavalactones it contains, it will react faster and more effectively to smaller and smaller portions.

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Kava Kava. All you need to know.

What is Kava Kava?

Kava is a tropical plant, traditionally grown in the Pacific islands. For over 3,000 years, its roots have been used to prepare a drink with unique benefits, which is also commonly called Kava or Kava Kava. To be more precise, Kava drink is an aqueous extract made from powdered Kava roots, which can be easily prepared by hand at home. So let’s talk about Kava the way it is made: essentially!