Kava side effects

(Piper methyscum)


The kava may have side effects such as:

– Liver damage and jaundice with a prolonged treatment with kava

– Lack of coordination, blurred vision, drowsiness.

– Rash.

– Muscle tremors, upset stomach.

– Loss of appetite or thinness

– Hair loss

– Reduced levels of plasma proteins, platelets, urea and bilirubin

– Hypertension

– Extrapyramidal system disorders and exacerbation of the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. People with Parkinson’s disease should not take kava.

– You may also experience an allergic reaction to kava. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, hives, difficulty breathing, difficulty swallowing, and inflammation of the mouth and throat. In these cases you should go immediately to a medical facility.

* It is recommended to see Kava toxicity in the listing below.

Kava is a plant with very questionable therapeutic effects. There is a great controversy of experimental results, so you should consult other natural remedies before taking Kava.

Do not take kava without medical supervision

Kava for pregnant

Kava is NOT a right supplement for pregnant women.

Some reports indicate that kava can cause liver damage and uterus. It should also be noted that, in some cases, kava has not been effective for treating anxiety.

Should you be pregnant, you should choose alternative natural therapies, such as natural remedies for stress, natural remedies for insomnia, herbal relaxants, psychological relaxation therapy, aromatherapy, massage therapy stress…

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This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

19 May, 2021

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