Kava Canada Blog
Kava Canada Blog
KavaCanada.ca Official Blog
11/24/2013 02:45 PM
A Trip to Fiji
Here in Canada, when the end of November brings in frigid Arctic winds howling down from the North Pole and piles huge drifts of snow and ice across every sidewalk, we often dream about a trip somewhere warm. The only … Continue reading
07/24/2013 08:36 PM
The Magic of Coconut Oil
Kavalactones can be better extracted when making your kava if a little fat is used. I used to put soy lecithin but since I have stopped consuming soy products I found coconut oil works fine when I donāt use coconut … Continue reading
04/11/2013 08:50 PM
1Hour Breakā¢ Kava Spray
If you want a better Kava Experience try these Kava Pills & Powders Have any of you tried the kava spray? I got a couple of bottles of 1Hour Breakā¢ Kava Spray to see how it would stack up against … Continue reading
07/03/2012 10:06 PM
Refreshing Instant Kava Recipes for the Summer
Summer inĀ Canada doesn’t last long and there is nothing like a nice refreshing kava drink on a hot sunny day, sitting in the shade. We love to enjoy a kava drink beside our backyard pond. We usually have a kava … Continue reading
03/13/2012 04:53 PM
Kava Ban Illegal?
The entire kava industry has been virtually shut-down since 2002 when Germany, France and other European countries blamed kava for some deaths. The alarm bells were sounded and countries like Canada jumped on the bandwagon and banned the sale of … Continue reading
03/10/2012 12:06 AM
The Best Kava Extract
I usually prefer mixing up some old-school kava using the powdered lateral roots of some delicious Vanuatu grown plants; there is nothing like sharing a well squeezed batch of fresh kava with good friends, good music and the great outdoors. … Continue reading
01/29/2012 11:55 PM
Our new website is open!
We’ve updated our website! It’s the perfect time to do it…end of January, snow and ice everywhere and darkness…a perfect time to enjoy kava! Our new website is at http://kavacanada.ca We’re still making some changes and finishing the translations but … Continue reading
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Our new online kava store for Canada
is now open! Visit the new KavaCanada.ca
Kava is a native plant taking its "roots"
from the pacific islands. The Latin word is Piper Methysticum and is part of the
pepper family. Only the root part of the plant is used. The leaves and stems are
poisonous. There are many ways to prepare kava but the most common one is to sun
dry the roots and then grind them. It makes a mild inebriant beverage that is
relaxing for the mind and body.
Kava has been used for more than 3,000
years in the Pacific islands and was drunk during ceremonies, at social gatherings
and for therapeutic means. There are many different varieties varying in potency.
Nowadays kava can take many forms i.e. extracts, paste, instant drinks, pills.
The kava plant doesn't propagate itself and needs the help of humans. We should
be very grateful for the ancients to have enabled us to enjoy kava.
kava, the effects can be felt quickly, first with a numbness of the lips, tongue
and throat, then comes a feeling of calmness and well being. After 5 to 20 minutes
the mind expands and thoughts become clear and positive; thanks to the kava lactones,
the chemical components that make us feel good. Kava promotes meditation and creativity.
For those who know "The Secret" and follow its principles, kava is a great complement!
Kona Kava Root Powder
Kava, kawa, kavain, intoxicating long pepper, tonga,
Kava is typically made into a drink that is consumed primarily as a tranquilizer
to aid relaxation while purpotedly not affecting mental clarity.
& Properties: Anti-anxiety, analgesic, anticonvulsant
Yes you can buy kava in Canada or
almost anywhere in this wonderful world!
Since I take kava I sleep better and I have dreams that make sense and
that are constructive (that really helps when I have to make a decision and have
to sleep on it!). I read that the half life is 9 hours but for me it's more 24
hours. The numbness stays and sometimes I feel like the effect is coming back.
Drinking lots of water to stay hydrated is a good idea after drinking kava.
is not recommended to drink kava along with alcohol. Although a lot of people
do it, even many kava bars along with kava serve alcohol, don't do it. If we want
kava to be socially accepted, we have to give it a good name and not be stupid.
I would not consume alcohol the same day I have kava. Cigarette and kava are not
a healthy mix either. While we're at it, if you smoke, this is your chance to
quit now! Let kava help you lose this very bad and stinky habit!
is also good if you want to lose weight. You still need your will power though!
You need a good plan and to exercise. I don't know if it's because kava tastes
so bad but food tastes so much better!
It is said that kava is not meant
to be sipped like you would a glass of wine. That being said a coco bowl is to
kava what a wine glass is to wine.
as a substitute for alcohol : Alternatives to alcohol
in Canada : The issue of the 2002 ban and stop-sale of Kava in Canada
by Health Canada
Vanuatu Kava : An
Introduction to the Vanuatu island archipelago. Vanuatu is said to have the best
kava in the world with the most varieties. Available in Canada shipped direct
Fiji Kava : An Introduction
to Fiji and Fiji Kava
: The kava plant, also called awa, is not a native plant to Hawaii and was introduced
in Hawaii by the Polynesian settlers.
Rituals : Our kava ritual means living the moment forever.
Blog : All the kava news and views as we go along.
Our Kava Regular Recipe
Serving: 1 cup of kava
1-2 Tbsp powdered Kava buy
powdered kava kava
1 tsp soy lecithin
1 cup water
Mix in blender for 4 minutes, strain in a bowl, using a knee high
nylon stocking, squeeze the liquid out and poor into cup (coconut
It's best to make a big batch. Myself, I find the blender a bit
loud and once a day is enough noise for me! For two people you can
make 4-6 cups of kava in one shot and then just sit back and enjoy
your cup of kava. We prefer to take kava on an empty stomach, at
the end of the day before supper. Taking kava before going to bed
can keep some people awake.
Lecithin is used as an emulsifying agent to release the kavalactones
from the kava powder that is not water soluble. If you don't have
lecithin you can use a neutral oil, like canola or vegetable. There
are many different kinds of Kava. You might have to adjust quantities
according to taste. You can try juice, soy milk or plain water.
to help extract the kavalactones that are not water soluble. Also,
the strength and quality varies greatly from one company to another.
Note: Never use hot or boiling water to make your kava, it will
kill the good relaxing properties.
Rituals : Our Kava Ritual: |
kava puts our mind at ease and fills us with aloha. We are so thankful for all
we've got. We have a lush forest with vinegar trees, and it can look pretty tropical
when they are in bloom! The birds like the water garden and they come to drink
and bathe. We like to talk about our memories of Hawaii and enjoy the warmth of
the same sun!!
On this page you will find a collection of our special moments
while drinking kava. Some days are just like any other day but then there are
those special ones where you just feel like hitting "Pause" and living the moment
forever. See our kava rituals and share yours
contributed by TripSister.com
We are a couple from Quebec, Canada who discovered Kava in Hawaii and would like
to promote it. We believe that kava deserves to be better known and understood,
and can benefit a lot of people if used carefully in moderation.
care of ourselves, we are healthy and we love nature and animals. It is forbidden
to sell Kava anywhere in Canada but it is possible to import Kava for personal
consumption. With that being said, we can't sell you Kava but we can tell you
all about it and tell you where you can buy it!
We would like to adapt
Kava to Quebec and Canadian culture. We hope that one day it will be possible
to buy Kava in health stores and that there will be public places to have a cup
of Kava with friends.