Herbal Information for Kava Root in Cut & Sifted Form
Common Name: Kava Root, Kava Kava
Botanical Name: Piper methysticum
Other Ingredients: None, nothing has been added to this product.
Package Size: 1 pound
Form: Cut, Wildcrafted
Dosage: Follow doctors instructions on how to use this herb.
Brand: Starwest Botanicals
Cautions: Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Do not use heavy machinery
Naturally Occurring Chemical Components: kava lactones, cinnamic acid bornyl ester and 5,7-dimethoxy-flavanone, known to be present in kava roots, were identified, and seven compounds, including 2,5,8-trimethyl-1-naphthol, 5-methyl-1-phenylhexen-3-yn-5-ol, 8,11-octadecadienoic acid-methyl ester,
Additional Information Abput Kava Root
- Supports Centered Calmness
Kava Kava Root, also known as Piper methysticum, has mild sedative properties. Piper methysticum, or Kava Kava Root, is a unique herb found in the tropics and contains compounds known as kavalactones. These compounds may support centered calmness. In parts of the Pacific Island the roots are used at traditional social events as a relaxant. Piper methysticum also plays a large role in cultural and religious ceremonies of the Pacific because of its purported ability to allow a person achieve a "higher level of consciousness."
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About Starwest Botanicals Quality Control
Starwest Botanicals validated quality assurance testing includes:
• Organoleptic testing to ensure proper appearance, color, aroma and flavor.
• Microscopic and Macroscopic inspection for foreign matter.
• HPTLC for identification, to verify purity and authenticity.
• ICP-MS heavy metal analysis.
• Microbiology testing for pathogens such as E. coli and salmonella.
• Chemical analyses for moisture content, volatile oil, ash and acid insoluble ash.
Audits all suppliers yearly to assure they meet our GMP requirements
Samples are retained from all shipments are thoroughly tested and compared to our extensive reference library of dried herbs and botanicals to verify authenticity. All lot samples are kept for five years and can be traced for verification.
Starwest Botanicals utilizes not only their in-house laboratory, but also independent labs and consultants to guarantee their analyses are complete. Testing includes organoleptic analysis for aroma, color, flavor and texture. Physical testing involves moisture, volatile oil content, heavy metals, microbiology, thin layer chromatography, and other tests specific to each herb.
Herbal remedies have been used for thousands of years, in all cultures. In this day and age Western Bulk Herbs and Spices should be regarded as an added element to present-day healthcare, and not as a replacement. Botanical herbs ( Teas ) emphasize harmony, support, and balance.
- Supports Centered Calmness
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DetailsCurrent Stock: 1SKU: 201675-31Global Trade Item Number: 767963013903Manufacturer Part Number 201675-31Condition: NewAvailability: Usually ships within 4 daysWidth: 3.00 (in)Height: 5.00 (in)Depth: 5.00 (in)