Kava is a herbal plant having heart-shaped leaves and small flowers in spikes. This robust herb has pungent smell. It is widely recognized for its analgesic, anti-convulsive, sedative, muscle relaxing and tranquilizing properties. These features make it as a good alternative therapy to cure the sleeping disorders mainly insomnia. Usually the rhizomes and roots of this evergreen shrub are processed to make tea, tablets and liquid extract. It can be used for making beverage in its natural form.
Intended for making this drink blend together 3 cups of water, 3 tablespoon Kava powder, 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil and 1/2 teaspoon of ginger pieces. To sweeten it one can add 1 teaspoon of honey (optional). Once blended well, sieve the liquid with a strainer. Pour the drink in a long glass and add 4-5 ice cubes. Best time to sip this drink is after 6-7 in the evening.
Append Flavor to Kava Drink with Lemon
Lemon adds to the flavor of this herb. To make this drink, using a blender mix 3 cups of water and 4 tablespoon kava powder. Strain the liquid. Next add 2 tablespoon and 1/4 cup lemon juice. Mix well. Serve and drink it chilled.
Savor Kava with Coconut Milk
This drink is known as Cocoawa. In order to prepare this drink mix 8 oz coconut milk with 2 tablespoon Kava powder using a blender. Put through a sieve ad strain the juice. It is ready to sip.
It has been proved that Kava is the safe herb but should not be taken by kids, pregnant women, lactating mothers, liver disease patients and people addicted to alcohol. Also if an individual is on any medication then consult a doctor prior to taking this herb for curing insomnia or sleep apnea. Moreover, as this therapeutic plant is not at all friendly with liver it is recommended to take it under the close supervision of a specialist doctor in botanical medicine.
The standardized dosage of Kava is 100 – 200 mg once in a day. 2-4 grams of dried root can be taken for making any beverage. It is better to keep the dosage less because then body does not get obsessed to the herb.
Kava is considered as a â€˜Drink of Peaceâ€™ in Pacific Island because it calms the nervous system and mind. Since many years people have been taking the medicinal advantage of this herb. As it is said excess of anything is bad hence take the herb in the prescribed dosage and reap the benefits. This restorative herb is best taken in form of a drink. Sip it slowly and get a deep quality sleep. Have a good night!