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Descriptor English: Kava
Descriptor Spanish: Kava
Descriptor Portuguese: Kava
Descriptor French: Kava
Entry term(s): Kava Kava
Kava Kavas
Kava, Kava
Kava-Kava
Kavas
Kavas, Kava
Kawa
Kawa Kawa
Kawa Kawas
Kawa, Kawa
Kawas
Kawas, Kawa
Piper methysticum
Piper methysticum (Homeopathy)
Piper methysticums
methysticums, Piper
Tree number(s): B01.650.940.800.575.912.250.812.666.249
HP4.018.437.820
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D020901
Scope note: Dried rhizome and roots of Piper methysticum, a shrub native to Oceania and known for its anti-anxiety and sedative properties. Heavy usage results in some adverse effects. It contains ALKALOIDS; LACTONES; kawain, methysticin, mucilage, STARCH, and yangonin. Kava is also the name of the pungent beverage prepared from the plant's roots.
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
AH anatomy & histology
CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PO poisoning
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
TO toxicity
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Plant Extracts (1967-1999)
Plants, Medicinal (1967-1999)
Public MeSH Note: 2000; KAVA was indexed under PLANT EXTRACTS 1981-1999
History Note: 2000
DeCS ID: 34151
Unique ID: D020901
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 2000/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/11/03
Revision Date: 2017/07/11
Kava - Preferred
Concept UI M0328554
Scope note Dried rhizome and roots of Piper methysticum, a shrub native to Oceania and known for its anti-anxiety and sedative properties. Heavy usage results in some adverse effects. It contains ALKALOIDS; LACTONES; kawain, methysticin, mucilage, STARCH, and yangonin. Kava is also the name of the pungent beverage prepared from the plant's roots.
Preferred term Kava
Entry term(s) Kava Kava
Kava Kavas
Kava, Kava
Kava-Kava
Kavas
Kavas, Kava
Kawa
Kawa Kawa
Kawa Kawas
Kawa, Kawa
Kawas
Kawas, Kawa
Piper methysticum
Piper methysticums
methysticums, Piper
Piper methysticum (Homeopathy) - Narrower
Concept UI FD00059757
Scope note Homeopathic remedy. Abbreviation: "pip-m.". Plant origin. Original habitat: Sandwich Islands. Parts used: roots.
Preferred term Piper methysticum (Homeopathy)



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