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







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


Piper methysticum G.Forst.

Plant parts

Leaf, Rhizome, Root, Underground stem

Diseases & Uses


Ache, Aches, Analgesic, Anodyne, Antalgic, Antidepressant, Antidepressive, Anti-gonorrhea, Antiinflammatory, Antispasmodic, Anti-Stress, anxiety, Anxiety disorder, Anxiety disorders, Anxious, aphrodisiac, Calmative, clap, convulsive state, cramp, cramps, depression, Freight, Gonorrhea, Gonorrhoea, Increases sexual desire, infection of the urinary organs, infections in the urinary tract, inflammation, insomnia, local anaesthesia, local anaesthetic, Nervousness, Pain, painful disorders, painkiller, pain relief, pain relieving, Pains, pain stilling, Pick-me-up, regional anaesthesia, relaxant, relaxes the nervous system, Relaxing, relax spasms, Sedative, sleeplessness, soothe, soothes nerves, Soothing, spasm, Spasmolytic, Stimulant, stimulating, Stress, tranquilizer, tranquillizer, urinary infections

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


 ash, benzoic acid, Beta-Sitosterol, Campesterol, Cholesterol, cinnamic-Acid, Docosan-1-Ol, Dodecan-1-Ol, Eicosan-1-Ol, essential oil, Fibres, flavonoid, fructose, glucose, glycoside, mucilage, proteins, starch, Stigmasterol, Sucrose, sugar, sugars, Tetracosan-1-Ol, Tetracosanol, water

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