kava-kava

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General

Complementary/Alternative Medicine: This monograph describes a natural or herbal product that is not subject to FDA guidelines for medicines. Patients and clinicians are advised to read package labels carefully to ensure safe and efficacious use.

((Piper Methysticum))

Pronunciation:
ka-va ka-va


Trade Name(s)

  • Ava pepper
  • intoxicating pepper
  • kao
  • kew
  • tonga
  • wurzelstock
  • yagona

Ther. Class.
antianxiety agents
sedative/hypnotics

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