Kava Safety Warnings from the Kava Library
Kava should not be taken by pregnant or nursing women.
Children under 18 should not consume Kava.
People with existing liver conditions should abstain from Kava..
People taking prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) should abstain from Kava.
Mixing Kava with alcohol can be dangerous, do not do this.
Do not take Kava if you are taking Benzodiazines or SSRIs.
Do not mix Kava with any other botanicals without consulting an expert or a Physician.
Consult with your physician if you are taking any prescription drugs and wish to drink Kava.
Consult with your Pharmacist when you order prescription drugs and ask about any possible
interactions with Kava.
If you are having surgery, refrain from drinking Kava 3-4 days prior to surgery to insure that
there is no interaction with the anesthesia.
If you are going to use Kava to replace your existing Medications, please consult with a Physician before doing so.
Do not drive a vehicle, heavy equipment, or operate power tools if you have consumed Kava.
Some of these warnings may seem draconian since the effects of Kava are relatively mild. To that we would reply, “Better safe than sorry.” I’m sure the ancient Islanders who consumed it safely for 1000s of years would nod their head in approval.