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





pepper family (Piperaceae)


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


Piper methysticum G.Forst.


creeping rootstalks, foliage, Rhizome, Roots, Unspecified

Diseases & Uses

Ungrouped Diseases & Uses

Ache, Aches, Analgesic, Anodyne, Antalgic, Antianxiety agent, Antidepressant, Antidepressive, Anti-gonorrhea, Antiinflammatory, antiinflammatory agent, Antipanic, Anti-spasmodic, Anti-Stress, Anxiety, Anxiety disorder, Anxiety disorders, Anxiolytic, Anxious, aphrodisiac, Calmative, Calming of nerves, Cardioprotective, Chronic pain, clap, convulsive state, Cramp, Cramps, depression, Freight, General inflammation, 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, Love drug, 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 infection, urinary infections, urinary tract infection

Women's diseases

Climacteric, ease menopausal symptoms, menopausal problems, Menopause

Other uses

Narcotic, narcotic effect

TCM - Traditional Chinese medicine

TCM MERIDIAN: NA, Traditional Chinese medicine, Used in traditional Chinese medicin

Local (Geographical) use

Phytomedical use in Brazil, Phytomedical use in Samoa


 1-Tetracosanol, 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, Tetracosanol, water

Source: LiberHerbarum/Pn1452

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