In the Pacific, Kava Kava is used mainly for its relaxing and intoxicating effects. It is thus able to effectively overcome anxiety, stress, and depression. It also acts as an effective hypnotic – induces peaceful and undisturbed sleep, and is thus popularly used as a remedy for insomnia.
In medicine, Kava is used for its analgesic effects. It relieves pain of all kinds, relaxes muscles and also helps against cramps. All this without reducing the cognitive functions of the nervous system, as is usual with other substances with similar effects.
Kava can also be applied externally. It is placed on open wounds or skin diseases. It has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties and also serves as a local anesthetic.