Piper methysticum

Piper methysticum - Kava, Kava-Kava
Common name: Kava, Kava-Kava
Family: Piperaceae (Pepper)
Distribution: South Pacific Islands
Life form: Shrub/sub-shrub
Usage: The roots of the plant are used to produce a drink with sedative properties. Kava is sedating and is primarily consumed to relax without disrupting mental clarity.


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