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kava kava
kava kava 'käv-ə-'käv-ə n KAVA

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ka·va ka·va (kahґvə kahґvə) [Polynesian kava bitter] a preparation of the rhizome of Piper methysticum, the kava plant, which is native to the South Pacific islands, having muscle-relaxing, anticonvulsive, anxiolytic, and sedative effects; used for the relief of stress and restlessness, and for sleep induction. It is also used in homeopathy and folk medicine.

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