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Is Kava Kava Safe For Recovering Addicts
Yes, however...: Both magnesium and kava can have a relaxing effect and make you pretty mellow. It is perfectly safe to take them together, just be aware that it might make you sleepy and you should not try to drive or operate heavy equipment for a few hours after taking. While generally safe and well tolerated be aware of potential hazards. See https://draxe.com/kava-root/ for more info. ...Read more
Don't do it: I'd urge you not to use it at all. You don't know what parts of the plant are in your tea / pills, the benefits are dubious, and there are better ways to relax. ...Read more
Limited issues : There is some chance of increased liver damage but to again this is really of limited concern. There is no strong interaction. ...Read more
Mostly: If you are not taking other medications and use proper doses, these may be safe. Both are sedating and can cause reactions or possible allergy. Valerian root may cause disturbed dreams and other side effects. Kava has been associated with liver toxicity which may be due to the wrong part of the plant being used. Use trusted sources that use the right part. Kava root not stem or leaf. ...Read more
Good Kava is safe: Kava drinkers relate a pleasant sense of tranquillity & sociability upon consumption. Original scientific studies of Kava was performed by the noted pharmacologist Louis Lewin in 1886. Anxiolytic dosage 40-75 mg of kavalactones three times daily- as needed basis. Kava must be bought from a reputable source. ...Read more
Is Kava safer than Benzodiapemes? If trying to reduce benzo use is it safe to alternate between the two and if so how long do you wait? Thanks
Doctor: There are antianxiety medications that are not bernzodiazepines. The research on these assures their effectiveness. Talk to your doctor about these other medications. ...Read more
Tea: I doubt there are studies on your tea so I can not say it's safe. Need to know ingredients. ...Read more
Are herbal supplements for anxiety and depression - such as kava kava, valerian root, and yerba mate - safe to use with the Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD?
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