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The Kava


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1. Introduction

2. Botany: Morphology, Biogeography, and Origin of the Species

3. Chemistry: Active Principles and Their Effects

4. Ethnobotany: Cultivation, Classification, Preparation, and Medicinal Use

5. Anthropology: The Cultural Significance and Social Uses of Kava

6. Economics: Kava as a Cash Crop

7. Kava: A World Drug?




About the Author

Vincent Lebot was a research fellow in the department of Horticulture at the University of Hawaii. Mark Merlin is an associate professor in the General Science department at the same university. Lamont Lindstrom is a professor of anthropology at the University of Tulsa.


"A well-written, succinct, yet extensive overview of research on kava from several perspectives." * Patrick V. Kirch, University of California, Berkeley *

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