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Kava--Elixir of the Pacific
A description of the botany, nomenclature, and range of Piper methisticum.
Christopher Hobbs, HealthWorld Online


Herbal Information Center's Kava Info
A good basic description of kava and its common uses.


Kava Kava - SmartBasics Glossary info
Another good basic description of kava.


Dr. Weed's Newsletter - Kava
Good description of kava from "A Better Way" web site


Canoe Plants of Ancient Hawai`i - ' Awa
History and description of the use of `Awa in Hawai`i.  Very interesting page!


Excerpt from Kava Grower's Notes
John Fowler's Kava Grower's Notes

kava monographsSCIENCE Monographs

Thorne Research kava kava Monograph
Thorne Research is a leader in the nutritional supplement industry, pioneering innovations in nutrition delivery, bioavailability, novel compounds, standardized botanicals, creative botanical preparations and formulations, probiotics, and truly hypoallergenic formulations.

Emerson Ecologics kava kava Monograph
Emerson Ecologics provides healthcare professionals with the highest quality nutritional supplements, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, herbs, standardized herbal extracts, green foods, and essential fatty acids - from the world's leading manufacturers of professional supplements.

kava pharmacologySCIENCE Pharmacology and Chemistry

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.

General Chemical Description of Kava