Kava: Medicine Hunting in Paradise: The Pursuit of a Natural Alternative to Anti-Anxiety Drugs and Sleeping Pills [NOOK Book]

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Kava, Piper Methysticum, is the most effective relaxing and stress-relieving plant in all of nature. This book is the tale of plant researcher Chris Kilham's investigations into this plant and his far-ranging explorations deep in the South Pacific in search of a source of kava. Kilham takes the reader on an adventurous journey through the mystical native legends, outlandish history, and exciting science surrounding this potent plant. A story replete with pulpit-pounding missionaries, kava-drinking natives, ...
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Kava: Medicine Hunting in Paradise: The Pursuit of a Natural Alternative to Anti-Anxiety Drugs and Sleeping Pills

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Overview

Kava, Piper Methysticum, is the most effective relaxing and stress-relieving plant in all of nature. This book is the tale of plant researcher Chris Kilham's investigations into this plant and his far-ranging explorations deep in the South Pacific in search of a source of kava. Kilham takes the reader on an adventurous journey through the mystical native legends, outlandish history, and exciting science surrounding this potent plant. A story replete with pulpit-pounding missionaries, kava-drinking natives, sorcerers, a mysterious Tahitian prince, and the author's own humorous outlook amidst difficult and perilous circumstances, Kava is a must-read for those who love tales of travel and adventure and those interested in plant medicine.

Kava is poised to become an important and now readily available natural alternative to stress-relieving drugs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620550342
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
  • Publication date: 6/1/1996
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 822,431
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Christopher S. Kilham has taught yoga, meditation, and natural health since 1978. Known for his appearances as the Medicine Hunter on the Dr. Oz Show, CNN Health, and FOX News Health, he has conducted medicinal research in more than 30 countries across 5 continents and the South Pacific. The author of many articles and several books, including Hot Plants, The Five Tibetans, Kava: Medicine Hunting in Paradise, and The Whole Food Bible, he lives in Leverett, Massachusetts.
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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments

The True Kava

1. A Warm Night in June
2. The Hawaiian Connection
3. Peace Plant of Paradise
4. Vanuatu Calling
5. The Packing Sutra
6. Body Surfing
7. Erakor
8. In Vila
9. Santo Kava
10. Preparing Kava
11. In the Nakamal
12. The Kava Experience
13. Commentaries on Kava
14. Expats in the Nakamal
15. Kava and the Church
16. In the Native Queen
17. Kava and Sorcery
18. The Monster Mulcher
19. Kava as Medicine
20. The Tranquil Drug
21. Making Contact
22. A Tattooed Tahitian
23. Baie Martellie
24. Fields of Kava
25. Nakamal Hopping
26. Devil's Point
27. Panbanglap
28. The Tabu of a Chief
29. Kava Futures

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