Liber Herbarum Minor (English)
The incomplete reference-guide to Herbal medicine







Kava, Awa, Kava-kava, Kava pepper, Kava shrub, Kawa


Piper methysticum G.Forst.


Leaf, Rhizome, Root, Unspecified

Diseases & Uses

Ungrouped Diseases & Uses

Ache, Aches, analgesic, Anodyne, Antalgic, Antidepressant, Antidepressive, Anti-gonorrhea, Antiinflammatory, antiinflammatory agent, Anti-spasmodic, Anti-Stress, Anxiety, Anxiety disorder, Anxiety disorders, Anxious, Aphrodisiac, Calmative, Cardioprotective, Clap, convulsive state, cramp, Cramps, Depression, Freight, General inflammations, gonorrhea, gonorrhoea, Increases sexual desire, infection of the urinary organs, infections in the urinary tract, Inflammation, inflammation in general, inflammations, Inflammations in general, Insomnia, local anaesthesia, local anaesthetic, Nervousness, Pain, painful disorders, painkiller, pain relief, pain relieving, Pains, pains in general, pain stilling, Pick-me-up, Psychostimulants, regional anaesthesia, relaxant, relaxes the nervous system, Relaxing, relax spasms, sedative, Sleeplessness, soothe, soothes nerves, Soothing, spasm, Spasmolytic, Stimulant, Stimulants, stimulating, Stress, Tranquilizer, Tranquilliser, tranquillizer, urinary infections, urinary tract infection

Women's diseases

Climacteric, ease menopausal symptoms, menopausal problems, Menopause

Other uses

Narcotic, narcotic effect

Local (Geographical) use

Phytomedical use in Brazil, Phytomedical use in Samoa


 alkaloid, ash, benzoic acid, Beta-Sitosterol, Campesterol, Cetyl alcohol, Cholesterol, Cinnamic acid, Docosan-1-Ol, Dodecan-1-Ol, Eicosan-1-Ol, essential oil, Fibres, flavonoid, fructose, glucose, Glutathione, glycoside, Maltose, mucilage, protein, starch, Stigmasterol, Sucrose, sugar, sugars, Tetracosan-1-Ol, Tetracosanol, water

Source: LiberHerbarum/Pn1452

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