Last update July 10, 2014
Very High Risk
We do not have alternatives for Piper Methysticum.
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Piper Methysticum is also known as Kava Kava. Here it is a list of alternative known names::
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Rhizomes are used.
It contains kavapirone and resin.
Unproved effects: hypnotic, spasmolytic, sedative.
Indication after Commission E of German Ministry of Health: insomnia, anxiety.
Very dangerous if mixed with alcohol.
The Spanish Agency for Drugs has withdrawn all kava-kava containing products from the market after several cases of overwhelming hepatic failure have occurred.