This sacred root has a broad range of healing benefits. Kava, when in a ceremony setting, is used to obtain spiritual inspiration and connectedness with oneself and others. Unifying the energy of those partaking. Kava is also used medicinally to relieve symptoms of anxiety, stress, depression, insomnia, menopause, asthma, fatigue, physical pain, UTI, and is a natural diuretic. Since Kava is all-natural and non-addictive (Ohana Kava is also 100% Organic), it is preferred over prescribed medications because of the absence of side effects such as lethargy and confusion, which are common in pharmaceutical drugs used to treat these symptoms. Although there are kava capsules, tinctures have more of an “on the spot” effectiveness for stressful, or anxious situations. Those who should not use Kava are women who are pregnant or nursing, children. Those taking anti-depressants or anti-anxiety medication should not use kava regularly until consulting a doctor.