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Mmmmmm . . . . Kavalactones
by dhanvantari
Citation:   dhanvantari. "Mmmmmm . . . . Kavalactones: An Experience with Kava (exp38292)". Dec 7, 2022.

3 - 4 Tbsp oral Kava


This is a really efficient way to get the most from my Kava tea. It makes a rather strong drink. I do not attempt to drive or operate heavy machinery after taking a lot of kava.

3 heaping tablespoons kava powder
2 cups water
1 Heavy-duty muslin or cheesecloth (or an old sheet or cut up t-shirt in a pinch)

I put the kava and water into a blender.
I put the kava and water into a blender.
I turn blender on high and let it pulverize the roots and powder into the water.

I put the cloth down into a cup or bowl so I can pour the tea through the cloth into the cup below. Once I've poured it all in, I twist the cloth into a ball, and squeeze as much of the liquid out as I can. I discard the ball of kava root that's left in the cloth and clean my cloth and hang it to dry for my next batch.

That's it! I can drink it straight like this, or put some honey in it, or mix with other teas. Kava can be taken hot or cold.

The taste is very strong and woodsy, I can imagine how a big bag of wood mulch tastes. It can be rather pleasant.

Makes my mouth numb and gives a nice 'awa buzz. I found the drink to be very relaxing and it kind of makes me a little bit numb to the goings on of the rest of the world, in a nice way. Sort of removes me from myself so I can observe everything without becoming stressed out. I had a nice cup of kava tea the other night while I sat in our jacuzzi, watching the lightning storm going on outside the window. Wow! It was quite peaceful and relaxing.

Another way to take it is just put about a teaspoon of the dry root powder into my mouth and chew it up. I keep chewing it - it will make my mouth real numb but I keep on chewing until I have a nice wet ball. I stuff it in between my lip and gums, just like some of these southern boys here in Texas do with the chewing tobacky (hahaha). I just keep that stuff in my lip and suck the juices out of it.

I chewed on a bunch of kava one morning while gardening and put too much, I started having something akin to a mini-LSD or mushroom trip. For a few moments it started to be a little bit of a Twilight Zone kind of scene, with me wandering back and forth between the garden and the house, unable to remember which tool I had gone to get. At one moment all I wanted to do was just practice Tai Chi in the yard. Anyway once that real intense part passed, I had a fun day digging in the garden and tending to all my seedlings.

My wife thinks the kava makes her . . . how would I say . . . a bit 'randy'? I agree that it has some aphrodesiac effects.

Exp Year: 2004ExpID: 38292
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Dec 7, 2022Views: 311
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