Kava Kava has been traditionally used to help calm the nervous system, relaxes skeletal and smooth muscle tissue in many parts of the body, relieve mild pain, tension, cramping, and stress.
It is an indigenous plant to Polynesia, the Sandwich Islands, and the South Sea Islands. It is thought that the frequent consumption of Kava is partially why the people of the South Pacific Islands are known as the happiest and friendliest people in the world. This root is cut small, and the pieces chewed by several people, who spit the macerated mass into a bowl, where some water (milk) of coconuts is poured upon it. They swallow this nauseous stuff as fast as possible.