Herbal Actions: Relaxing nervine, hypnotic, antispasmodic, local anesthetic, antifungal.
Traditional Uses: Known as a safe remedy for anxiety. The best part is that kava does not put you into a mental fog. Instead, it actually appears to improve concentration. Because of its ability to relax tension. It is also potentially effective with headaches stemming from neck tension.
I typically use kava for anxiety and sleep related issues. And when I just need to calm down. When it comes to anti-anxiety effects, it has been shown to compare favorably to prescription medications. The best part is that it does not negatively affect alertness or impair reaction time.
I like it so much, I include it in my Deep Calm Night tea blend. Which I created a number of years ago to help me to get to sleep. I had been on Klonopin for more years than I care to admit. Kava is one of the herbs I relied upon when I when it came time to stop taking it.My Trusted Sources