... Kava Kava has been linked to liver damage, and it's more indicated for anxiety. ... (8 replies)
... Is Kava Kava safe to take? ... (8 replies)
... I wouldn't combine kava with acetominophen, even in a "tapering off" situation. ... (8 replies)
... I'm jumping in here because I am considering giving Kava a try. I have a great health food store that I go to for a few other supplements etc. ... (8 replies)
... i heard recently from a work colleage that it was due to the fact that a drug adict in germany was taking it at the same time as his recreational drugs, which is why he died. the combo put too much strain on his liver. ... (8 replies)
... With all due respect your both wrong. The cases where Kava caused liver damage was proven to be due to some companies in an effort to save money use leaves and other parts of the plant that are toxic. ... (8 replies)
... nervines calm the nervous system, are nervous system tonics and favour sleep. this is why they are good for both insomnia and anxiety. ... (8 replies)
... passionflower, chamomile, linden flower, kava.
I am allergic to lavender, and Valerian.
they make teas, tinctures, and capsules.
health food stores are where I go.
check with a medical provider, as it could be part of something else. (11 replies)
... yes you can. just don't take it with other sedatives or if you have liver problems or a history of them.
alex. (8 replies)
... So, can you take it everyday for anxiety? (8 replies)
... I would suggest trying Kava Kava. This is quite safe if not abused. But please let your Dr. know about taking it. Take it for three weeks, then stop for one week. This gives your body a chance to adapt to it. ... (2 replies)
... Wort and Ginkgo Biloba require a few weeks of daily use before you notice the results, though it can vary from person to person. Other herbs such as Valerian or Kava will give you the effects only minutes after first taking them. Ginseng is an example of a little of both. ... (7 replies)
... Try to take it away from food because it is an amino acid and has to compete with food for absorption. You can safely go as high as 400 mg 2x daily. ... (3 replies)
... There are many alternative things you can try to help you sleep. Chamomile is the mildest, but also doesn't always do the trick. Valerian is probably the best, but in large enough quantities, can give you a headache the next day. In normal doeses, it works great. ... (13 replies)
... here-here. i dig everything that you say. i feel strongly about the tryptophan issue too- it makes no sense. (18 replies)
... If you choose to believe the many cases of violence and murder caused by users of Zoloft, Prozac and the like or not it is certainly in my book cause for concern. ... (18 replies)
... have the potential to create some havoc with the liver, for the most part it is a relatively safe herb. ... (24 replies)
... Herbs are medicine, so pls make sure you check drug/drug and drug/food interactions. Also check the FDA site for alerts.
FDA-CFSAN Dietary Supplements Warnings and Safety Information http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/%7Edms/ds-warn.html
Aromatic and Medicinal Plants Index http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/med-aro/toc.html
NIH page for spleep disorders:... (11 replies)