Kava Kava Popular in Idaho

Kava, the Polynesian herbal supplement, has made its way into health food stores and vitamin outlets in Idaho. While Kava has been touted for its tranquilizing qualities by its supporters, the FDA and other medical professionals have warned that it can lead to liver toxicity and even death. Great Britain banned kava from store shelves and Germany and Switzerland have restricted its usage due to liver problems. In March 2002, the FDA issued a consumer advisory concerning the potential for liver damage to those using Kava Kava and Kava Kava-containing products have been associated with liver-related injuries – including hepatitis, cirrhosis, and liver failure — in over 25 reports of adverse events in other countries. Four patients required liver transplants.
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