Please note we are not doctors and none of this should be taken as medical advice, but we do have an opinion on the matter of kava usage and health.
Kava has been used in the South Pacific for thousands of years, and is rapidly gaining steam in the United States. If you google kava many of the links are about kava supplements causing liver damage. So is kava safe to consume? That may depend on how the kava is prepared and sourced.
Brooklyn Kava is a ceremonial tea from the South Pacific that contains kavalactones, a psychoactive compound that could help you feel less stressed. Kava is best prepared at home using loose kava root powder mixed with, but kava is NOT water soluble, meaning it does not dissolve in water. Drinking unstrained kava feels a lot like drinking sand, so straining thoroughly is a must. Straining kava may seem impractical, but can be done easily using items you probably already have in the house. Here are a few suggestions for how brew and strain kava.Read More