Kava: The Pacific Elixir

The Definitive Guide to Its Ethnobotany, History, and Chemistry
Genre: Self Help
Original Publish Date: Feb 01, 1997
Product Number: EB00708578
Released: Jul 28, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781620550335
Publisher: Healing Arts
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The most comprehensive book ever written on nature's most effective stress-relieving plant. First paperback edition of the classic comprehensive text originally published by Yale University Press. This complete guide to kava summarizes the literature and research on a plant that is now considered comparable or superior to anti-stress prescription drugs, and describes its use in the religious, political, and economic life of the Pacific islands for centuries. Beyond its soporific qualities kava is also used throughout the the Pacific as an analgesic, a diuretic, and an anesthetic. There is even evidence suggesting it is effective in the treatment of asthma, tuberculosis, and venereal disease. Exhaustively researched, Kava: The Pacific Elixir offers an extensive survey of this amazing plant from the perspective of the horticulturist, the ethnobotanist, and the pharmacologist.

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