Piper methysticum - Kava Kava
The effects from consumption of the roots are very unique and hard to describe. When made into a beverage Kava produces an intoxication that can be quite profound with mixed feelings of sedation and stimulation increasing sociability and enjoyment for the moment. The feelings of well being are often strengthened by using extracts. 84% kavalactones (the primary active alkaloid) is the most potent for of Kava kava.