Makes: 1 cup
- 2 tablespoons kava powder, *
- 1 cup water
- 2 dried dates, pitted
- 1 teaspoon honey, raw unfiltered
* a high quality Kava powder can be purchased online here
- Add the kava and water to a blender and blend on high for about 30 seconds. Add in the honey and the flesh of the dates and blend for another full minute. Pour the mixture through a fine strainer or cheesecloth. Discard the pulp and enjoy!
Caution: Consult a qualified healthcare practitioner before using Kava Kava in pregnancy or lactation, if you have liver problems, or are taking any medications. Not for use by persons under 18 years of age. Excessive use, or use with products that cause drowsiness, may impair your ability to operate a vehicle, dangerous equipment... or fight zombies!
Feeling anxious and sleep deprived but don't like the side effects of your sleeping medication? Kava kava could be a perfect solution for you. This very relaxing herb that has been used by Pacific Islanders as a ceremonial drink for hundreds of years. The islanders chew on the roots or grind them into a pulp and add water. The resulting beverage is offered to special guests and dignitaries visiting the Pacific Islands.
Kava is used to elevate mood, increase feelings of well being, contentment, and relaxation. Several studies have found that kava may be useful in the treatment of anxiety, insomnia, and related nervous disorders.