At Real Kava we believe that the world deserves Kava that honors the over 3000 years of traditional use, that started in the Pacific Islands. We believe so deeply in this rich tradition of “ The Drink Of Peace ” that we make it our responsibility to deliver the highest quality products possible. Our rich natural herbal beverage, made from ONLY the root of the Piper (methysticum)…Read More
Humans colonized the area of New Guinea and Australia about 40,000 years ago. They gradually spread out into the islands of Western Melanesia, and later to islands further east. It has been suggested by many that the cultivation of Piper methysticum began in earnest in Vanuatu about 3,000 years ago. From there it was spread eastward by seafaring islanders, into Fiji and Polynesia, and west…Read More
The ceremonial way of making kava is called milolua, a word that is also employed to describe one method of straining, or "clearing" the kava. The fact that on two occasions the full ceremony was carried through for my benefit was due to the circumstance that I was the guest of the Rev. J. B. Watkin, who, for fifty-six years has laboured as a missionary…Read More
Pharmacology and Chemistry
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There is an important body of work that investigates the effects of kava on the body, and the chemical properties of the plant.
It is our intent to include many references and information in this section in the future.