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(kä`vəkä'və): see pepperpepper,
name for the fruits of several unrelated Old and New World plants used as spices or vegetables or in medicine. Old World (True) Peppers

Black pepper (Piper nigrum
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(also, kavakava, Piper methysticum), a shrub of the family Piperaceae (pepper). It grows on the Polynesian Islands and New Guinea. The local population uses the stems, leaves, and rhyzomes of the plant to make a stimulating and highly intoxicating beverage.

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Enhanced cognitive performance and cheerful mood by standardised extracts of Piper methysticum (kava-kava).
The extract was prepared from the rhizome of the kava tropical shrub plant, Piper methysticum, using a methanol extraction method.
A review of the chemistry and pharmacology of the constituents of Piper methysticum.
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Research: Piper methysticum (kava) has been withdrawn in European, British and Canadian markets due to concerns over hepatotoxic reactions.
com Kava Extract PG9010 INCI name: piper methysticum extract Use levels: 4-8% Applications: after-sun lotions, creams, anti-itch preparations Comments: A propylene glycol extract of the whole root of the kava kava plant.
A couple of metres in front of him is a hard-wood, four-legged bowl (tanoa) in which is prepared the yaqona (or kava), a liquid infusion of the plant, Piper Methysticum.
com Kava Extract INCI name: piper methysticum extract Suggested use level: 4-8% Applications: cosmetics, sun lotions, creams and anti-itch preparations Comments: Extract of the whole root of the kava kava plant.
Piper methysticum (kava) has been used for millennia by Pacific Island cultures for recreational, cultural and medicinal purposes (Singh 1992).
1987) Ginkgo extract Piper methysticum Kava lactones/mixtures Singh and Blumenthal of Kava lactones and (1997) extract fractions Glycyrrhiza glabra Licorice extract Cantelli-Forti et al.