Nature’s Alternative to Prozac

Or, How to get high while revising!

Kava (Piper Methysticum), a member of the pepper family, is one of the most fascinating of medicinal plants. Native to the South Pacific, a beverage (also called Kava)
made from the rootstock of the plant has been used for centuries in ceremonies and celebrations because of its calming effect and ability to promote sociability. The kava
beverage is still used today by inhabitants of the island communities of the Pacific including Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia. It is thought that the frequent consumption of kava
is partially why these people are referred to as the happiest and friendliest in the world.

This is even better than the Ginko… which I’m taking at the same time, incidently. And the echinacia. Not forgetting Selenium, of course 🙂 (I’m turning into Ash, it’s brilliant : bubbling up concoctions of root and herb in the kitchen. 🙂 )

Back to linguistics…

(Exam of Doom : Day and Half left. I can do it!)

4 thoughts on “Nature’s Alternative to Prozac”

  1. kava is love.

    good luck on your exam! i have four days left before my freedom. two more exams, one paper, one performance.

    *jumps anxiously*

    i sort of wish i could just fast-forward over the next few days and right into the weekend.

    1. kava is especially fun when you can get hold of the actual root, and boil it up properly into a nice, strong tea 🙂

      Thanks for the encouragement; good luck on your exams as well – and I know what you mean with the fast forward thing – although in my case it’s more like I wish I could jump to June 11th!

      1. ooh, i should try that. i’ve had kava extract and little drinky-things with large quantities of the stuff, but never the root. hmm.

        thanks. i just want to go party in the desert already and read my OWN books when the sun comes up in the morning.

  2. Hrm Kava, knew i heard that name b4 – Rob’s Brother Jonty brought some back from his travels and made us drink it after serious amounts of Pims last summer, tastes realy odd, personally didn’t notice ne effects but then haad drunk a bit at the time so…

    anyway guess its not surpriseing its arround as a general pick me up 🙂

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