Metaphysical Properties Of Kava Kava Root
Official Name: Piper Methysticum
Other Names: Ava, Ava Pepper, Ava Root, Awa Root, Intoxicating Pepper
Deities: Lono, Kane, Kanaloa
Metaphysical Powers: Visions, Protection, Luck
Common Magickal Uses and Folklore of Kava Kava
- Long used in rites in Hawaii and Polynesia
- This Polynesian plant's root is infused, and the resulting tea is drunk to offer protection against evil and invite good luck.
- Infused and left to steep overnight in the refrigerator, it is then drunk to enhance psychic powers and induce visions.
- Too much of the infusion by be damaging to the liver.
It is known to have cancer-fighting properties and anxiety relief, sleep aid, postmenopausal, menopause, and can even be an aphrodisiac.
There are many more spiritual and physical properties to this herb. Kava Kava Root is known to be used in religious rituals for those seeking enlightenment, Kava Kava Root assists with physical relaxation while increasing mental clarity. In the Vanuatu culture the men drink tonics made from Kava Kava Root but not the women. Another part of the Vanuatu culture is that the Chiefs drink first due to their status.
Historical use of Kava Kava Root in Hawaii was for drinking Kava Kava Root tonics before or after rituals. According to the customs, these rituals were for gaining the favor of the Gods.
Fiji also has religious rituals that use drinking a tonic that includes Kava Kava Root as an ingredient. The culture there then includes another ceremony after the Kava Kava Root tonic has been drank.
Multiple cultures have history of using and currently use Kava Kava Root in a form of Peace Pipe, or they will drink the tonic when important meetings or meeing visitors is in the schedule. The belief that Kava Kava Root is beneficial for this is because the relaxing effects cause it hard to be upset or angry when having smoked Kava Kava Root or drank the Kava Kava Root tonic.