Saturday, January 30, 2016
Grow Your Own Hawaiian Herbal Tea -- Kookoolau
"Think of Hawaiian herbal medicine and mamaki* and kookoolau teas often spring to mind. You can buy both of these teas at many stores around Hawaii but you can also grow your own. The plants kookoolau tea is made from are easy to grow and come in many types, each with its own flavor. Growing your own assures you are getting the true Hawaiian tea and not one made from imported weeds." Go to Hawaii Horticulture for the full story
Another tea that might be of interest, Mamaki; Mamaki - A Hawaiian Medicinal Plant
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Sunday, January 24, 2016
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This article is about the kava plant. For the class of pharmacological derivatives, see Kavalactone. For other uses, see Kava (disambiguation).
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The roots of the plant are used to produce a drink with sedative anesthetic, and entheogenic properties. Kava is consumed throughout the Pacific Ocean cultures of Polynesia, including Hawaii, Vanuatu, Melanesia and some parts of Micronesia. (See canoe plants.) Kava is sedating and is primarily consumed to relax without disrupting mental clarity. Its active ingredients are called kavalactones. A Cochrane Collaboration systematic review of its evidence concluded it was likely to be more effective than placebo at treating short-term social anxiety.