Kava Basics & How-To’s

The Difference Between Instant & Micronized Kava

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At Bula Kava House, we get a lot of questions from individuals new to buying kava online or at our Portland kava bar. Since everyone should enjoy the benefits of drinking kava, we’re happy to provide answers in hopes that kava becomes better understood and more easily accessible. Recently we were asked to explain the…

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The Science Behind Kava’s Anti-anxiety Claims

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As those who visit Bula’s kava bar in Portland or order from our online store already know, drinking kava offers a number of healthy benefits. From reducing tension and stress to relieving anxiety, kava consumption can offer immediate and lasting benefits to those willing to give kava tea and supplements a chance. While fans of…

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How To Make Kava

How To Make Kava

Kava has been enjoyed for an estimated 3,000 years in many nations throughout Polynesia, Micronesia, and Melanesia for ceremonies, social events, and as a treatment for various physical and mental ailments. As time has progressed, so have the techniques used to make this sacred drink. Learn how to prepare your own kava drink at home!

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Kava Safety Continued

A new report by the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) confirms that kava consumption is not dangerous to your health. We were well aware already, but a little scientific backup never hurts. What’s actually dangerous is consuming mold, which can manifest in kava root and ground kava that is not stored properly. When kava is…

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Kava Safety

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Getting into the business of selling a new mood altering product such as kava, I know that there will be concerns with regards to its safety. I figure that now, on our blog, is as good a time as any to begin addressing some of those concerns. My Informal Legal Disclaimer It is important to…

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Kava Drinking Rituals

Kava has been enjoyed throughout Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia for over 3,000 years. The rituals and reasons for drinking kava vary from region to region and often involve colorful rituals. Fiji In Fiji, kava is known as yagona and is used for most ceremonies, from weddings to funerals. Drinkers gather around a large bowl with…

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What is Kava?

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First domesticated in Vanuatu thousands of years ago, “Kava” is the word used for the plant, root, and drink made from the root of piper methysticum. The kava drink is made by mixing water with ground root and straining out the liquid. Piper methysticum is the latin name for kava, meaning intoxicating pepper, and is closely…

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