Does Kava feel like Xanax?
Kava, also called kava-kava root and Piper methysticum, is a South Pacific plant with psychotropic, sedative effects, much like those of Xanax or other benzodiazepines.
Is Kava a drug?
Kava is a depressant drug, which means it slows down the messages travelling between the brain and the body. Kava is made from the root or stump of the kava (Piper methysticum) shrub.
Does Kava give you energy?
Kava drink effects are both mental (heady) and physical (heavy). Heady kavas are calming and will also tend to give you a boost of energy, help you lose your inhibitions and make you more talkative – making them the better kava to drink for social relaxation.
What are the effects of kava?
In small doses, the effects of kava include muscle relaxation, sleepiness and feelings of wellbeing. However, long-term use of kava can lead to a range of health problems, including malnutrition, weight loss and apathy.