piper methysticum


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Related to piper methysticum: kava, Hypericum perforatum, Kava Kava
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kava-kava

Roots used as sedative to relax, without disrupting mental abilities. Chewing fresh kava root has the strongest effect,(may numb mouth) much more than old dry powder, but freshly ground is great too. Many people report increased mental clarity, lasting for days, along with a sense of calmness and well being. Roots have also been used for gonorrhea, cystitis, urinary tract infections, menstrual problems, migraine headaches, lower blood pressure, pain reliever, Don’t take long term, possibly bad for liver. Do not take if pregnant, lactating, taking alcohol, medication or suffering from depression.
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Enhanced cognitive performance and cheerful mood by standardised extracts of Piper methysticum (kava-kava).
The Kava Anxiety Depression Spectrum Study (KADSS): a randomized, placebo-controlled crossover trial using an aqueous extract of Piper methysticum.
It was discovered that she had been taking a herbal supplement that contained Piper methysticum, Scutellaria lateriflora and Passiflora incarnata.
Analytical profile of the kavalactone complex (ethanolic extractum spissum of Piper methysticum roots), determined by HPLC (in percent of total extract) Total extract Kavain Dihydrokavain Methysticin Dihydromethysticin 47.
A chemical and pharmacological investigation of Piper methysticum Forster.
Jussofie A, Schmiz A, Hiemke C (1994): Kavapyrone enriched extract from Piper methysticum as modulator of the GABA binding site in different regions of rat brain.
An aqueous decoction of Piper methysticum has been used since centuries of Pacific Island at social religious-ceremonial and social events without hepatotoxic side effects in contrast to the speculation on industrial Kava preparations.
The final chapter is a brief discussion of the efficacy and safety of Piper methysticum, which provides a summary of some animal and human studies.
Key words: Fijian kawa, Piper methysticum, kawapyrone, desmethoxyyangonin, yangonin, TNF-[alpha] release inhibitors, total synthesis
Shao Y, He K, Zheng B, Zheng Q (1998) Reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography method for quantitative analysis of the six major kavalactones in Piper methysticum J Chromatog 825: 1-8