• Alex Kava
  • New York Times bestselling author Alex Kava returns in a blaze of glory with a gripping, action-packed thriller featuring special agent Maggie O'Dell, who is leading the search for a serial arsonist whose crimes threaten Maggie dangerously close to home. (worldcat.org)
  • Alex Kava (born Sharon M. Kava on June 7, 1960 in Silver Creek, Nebraska) is an American author of psychological suspense novels. (wikipedia.org)
  • Alex Kava is a member of International Thriller Writers and the Nebraska Writers Guild. (wikipedia.org)
  • Tonga
  • In Tonga, we have a traditional ceremonial drink called ' kava ', which is an integral part of our cultural heritage. (wordnik.com)
  • Kava was historically grown only in the Pacific islands of Hawaii, Federated States of Micronesia, Vanuatu, Fiji, the Samoas and Tonga. (wikipedia.org)
  • In some of the outer islands of Tonga, kava is drunk almost every night, but on the main island of Tongatapu, it is usually drunk only on Wednesday and Saturday nights. (wikipedia.org)
  • A formal kava ceremony is a component of the accession rites for a King of Tonga, who must participate in the pongipongi to make his rule official. (wikipedia.org)
  • roots
  • A male chief is now the touʻa, and the kava is very solemnly prepared by pounding the roots to powder (instead of buying bags of pre-pounded kava powder). (wikipedia.org)
  • narcotic
  • With its similarity to Valium without the narcotic effects, kava is a safe, effective and quick way to de-stress, unwind and relax after a hard day. (prweb.com)
  • After his 2008 coronation, which was celebrated with a narcotic brew called kava and offerings of pigs, the King renounced most of his power in favor of increased control by Tonga's prime minister and eventual parliamentary elections for the nation, an archipelago of 171 islands south of Western Samoa. (wordnik.com)
  • and John) constantly used a very toxic though only mildly-euphoric narcotic called kava , something Europeans usually have no genetic resistance to. (wordnik.com)
  • treat anxiety
  • The findings underscore the need to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of such therapies, especially given the findings that some Americans are continuing to try products such as kava kava, which is used to treat anxiety but has been linked to possible liver problems, officials said. (wordnik.com)
  • Such products include black cohosh and red clover, used by menopausal women to reduce hot flashes, and kava , which is used to treat anxiety and insomnia. (wordnik.com)
  • Consumers could be putting their health at risk by using products like black cohosh and red clover, used by menopausal women to reduce hot flashes, and kava , which is used to treat anxiety and insomnia. (wordnik.com)
  • Studies report that kava may help treat anxiety in as few as 1-2 doses, with continued improvements over 1-4 weeks. (livingnaturally.com)
  • Root
  • Kava kava, also known as kava root or simply kava, is used to treat stress-related disorders, anxiety, insomnia, pain, stiffness, and infections affecting the reproductive and urinary system organs. (spineuniverse.com)
  • Again a beautiful tappa cloth was spread for me, and then ten maidens entered, and, sitting in a semi-circle, began to chew a root called kava , which, when sufficiently masticated, they returned into a calabash, water being poured on the result. (wordnik.com)
  • Fiji
  • In Fiji, kava is still used during welcome and religious ceremonies. (livingnaturally.com)
  • Kava is a cash crop in Vanuatu and Fiji. (wikipedia.org)
  • Tudei varieties have traditionally not been grown in Hawaii and Fiji, but in recent years there have been reports of farmers attempting to grow "isa" or "palisi" non-noble cultivars in Hawaii and of imports of dried tudei kava into Fiji for further re-exporting. (wikipedia.org)
  • Medicinal
  • In Hawaiʻi, at least 13 varieties of ʻawa (kava) have been used for medicinal, religious, political, cultural and social purposes by all social classes, and by both men and women. (wikipedia.org)
  • 1986
  • Caroline Kava (born September 25, 1949 in Chicago) is an American actress and playwright of the 1986 Off-Broadway play, The Early Girl. (wikipedia.org)
  • ceremonial
  • In Rotuma, kava has two contexts, ceremonial and informal. (wikipedia.org)
  • The kava ceremony, when it functions as part of any ceremonial event, is a highly political affair, with individuals served according to rank. (wikipedia.org)
  • Kavapyrones
  • Kavapyrones, a key chemical component in kava, is believed to impact the brain much the same way as certain pharmaceutical drugs. (spineuniverse.com)
  • Liver Damage
  • Kava may cause liver damage if used incorrectly. (livestrong.com)
  • If you begin to exhibit symptoms of liver damage after taking kava such as yellow skin, fatigue and abdominal pain, discontinue use and seek medical attention immediately. (livestrong.com)
  • Although moderate occasional consumption of diluted kava beverage has been deemed safe, chronic frequent use of high-dose kava bears significant risk of skin disease and liver damage, as well as the potential for adverse effects on other organ functions and untoward interactions with prescribed drugs. (wikipedia.org)
  • insomnia
  • Kava also relieves muscle pain and spasms, combats depression, treats insomnia, and alleviates bladder and urinary tract infections. (prweb.com)
  • Kava has been used as a treatment for insomnia. (livingnaturally.com)
  • Early research reported that kava lacked significant effects in people with insomnia. (livingnaturally.com)
  • Early research suggests that kava and valerian may improve health by reducing stress and insomnia caused by stress. (livingnaturally.com)
  • Like other anxiety-reducing drugs, kava could be useful for insomnia , but most of the supporting evidence for this use remains inconclusive. (westfloridahospital.com)
  • 55 A systematic review of 14 randomized trials using kava and other herbal remedies for insomnia supported previous findings, but conceded that more research is needed. (westfloridahospital.com)
  • 39 Another study failed to find kava more effective than placebo for people with both anxiety and insomnia. (westfloridahospital.com)
  • Typically
  • Typically, each participant would drink two or three bowls of chewed kava mixed with coconut milk. (westfloridahospital.com)
  • Kava works typically by photographing herself in a range of costumes, heavily influenced by Photographer Cindy Sherman. (wikipedia.org)
  • Typically the touʻa will first stir the kava in the kumete, then pour some in the ipu (coconut cups) which are then passed from hand to hand to those sitting farthest away. (wikipedia.org)
  • elaborate
  • Cook reported that on occasions when village elders and chieftains gathered together for significant meetings, they would hold an elaborate kava ceremony. (westfloridahospital.com)
  • ceremonies
  • Kava is a relaxant, a sleep aid, and is used in cultural and religious ceremonies to achieve a higher level of consciousness. (baar.com)
  • In Samoa, kava (called 'ava) is drunk at all important gatherings and ceremonies. (wikipedia.org)
  • Once the kava is of the right strength, as deduced from its colour, the master of ceremonies will call out the nickname of the first recipient using an archaic formula (kava kuo heka). (wikipedia.org)
  • varieties
  • The tudei cultivars may be easier and cheaper to grow, while it takes up to 5 years for noble kava to mature, non-noble varieties can often be harvested just one year after being planted. (wikipedia.org)
  • In recent years, government regulatory bodies and non-profit NGOs have been set up with the declared aim of monitoring kava quality, producing regular reports, certifying vendors selling proper, noble kava and warning customers against products that may contain tudei varieties. (wikipedia.org)
  • powder
  • With your good health always in mind, Wakaya Perfection now offers reasonably priced organic Kava Powder . (prweb.com)
  • In addition to kava powder, Wakaya Perfection also offers organic ginger capsules, pink Fijian ginger capsules, ginger body scrub, Fijian kosher sea salt, dilo cream and much more. (prweb.com)
  • Discover and incorporate these health jewels into your life: organic ginger, organic ginger capsules, organic turmeric, organic turmeric capsules, kosher sea salt, kava powder and nourishing dilo cream. (prweb.com)
  • periods
  • When taken in large amounts for extended periods, kava may worsen liver function tests. (spineuniverse.com)
  • Kava may increase periods of reduced mobility in people taking levodopa and may cause a semicomatose state when levodopa is taken with alprazolam. (livingnaturally.com)
  • widely
  • Kava preparations were widely used in Europe and the United States to relieve anxiety but have been withdrawn in several European markets and Canada due to safety concerns. (livingnaturally.com)
  • recipient
  • In 2005, Kava was the recipient of one of the prestigious STAND grants from The Film Arts Foundation for independent cinema. (wikipedia.org)
  • reactions
  • More recently, it has been suggested that the widespread use of tudei cultivars in the manufacturing of several kava products might have been the key factor contributing to the rare reports of adverse reactions to kava observed among the consumers of kava-based products in Europe. (wikipedia.org)
  • consumption
  • Kava is generally safe for consumption if taken as directed, as long as you discontinue use for two weeks once every three months. (livestrong.com)
  • Chronic
  • Chronic or heavy use of kava has been linked to changes in the nervous system or skin, as well as high blood pressure in the lung arteries. (livingnaturally.com)
  • known
  • Vena Kava born in the Carpathian region of Eastern Europe is an American artist known mostly for her fantasy art photography and mixed media, singing, and modeling work. (wikipedia.org)
  • The poet Ava (c. 1060 - 7 February 1127), also known as Frau Ava, Ava of Göttweig or Ava of Melk, was the first named female writer in any genre in the German language. (wikipedia.org)
  • quit
  • Kava quit her public relations position in the summer of 1996, wanting to dedicate more time to writing fiction and getting published. (wikipedia.org)
  • effects
  • Kava is considered unsafe due to many reports of fatal effects on the liver, including hepatitis, cirrhosis, and liver failure. (cigna.com)
  • Kava may intensify the effects. (spineuniverse.com)
  • Kava Kava has been clinically demonstrated as a means of achieving a state of relaxation without the adverse side effects. (baar.com)
  • Kava is consumed throughout the Pacific Ocean cultures of Polynesia, including Hawaii, Vanuatu, Melanesia and some parts of Micronesia for its sedating effects. (wikipedia.org)
  • census
  • The Kava village has population of 2374 of which 1195 are males while 1179 are females as per Population Census 2011. (wikipedia.org)
  • Child Sex Ratio for the Kava as per census is 869, lower than Gujarat average of 890. (wikipedia.org)
  • medications
  • An expert on herbal products and remedies, she said "If you have a predisposition to liver disease and are on medications that might affect the liver, then kava , which is also in some of these drinks, might not be the best for you. (wordnik.com)