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

Rev.01-03-2015

Awa

Plant

Family

Piperaceae

English

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

Latin

Piper methysticum G.Forst.

Plant parts

Leaf, Rhizome, Root, Underground stem

Diseases & Uses

Diseases

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

Localiced use

Phytomedical use in Brazil, Phytomedical use in Samoa

Ingredients

 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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