rauschpfeffer

An herb native to islands in the South Pacific. Substances taken from the root have been used in some cultures to relieve stress, anxiety, tension, sleeplessness, and problems of menopause. Rauschpfeffer may increase the effect of alcohol and of certain drugs used to treat anxiety and depression. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration advises users that rauschpfeffer may cause severe liver damage. The scientific name is Piper methysticum. Also called kava kava, intoxicating pepper, tonga, and yangona.

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  • Rauschpfeffer — Rauschpfeffer, s. Piper, S. 898 …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Rauschpfeffer — Rauschpfeffer, s. Kawapfeffer …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Rauschpfeffer — Rauschpfeffer,   der Kawapfeffer.   …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Rauschpfeffer — Kava Kava (Piper methysticum) Systematik Unterklasse: Magnolienähnliche (Magnoliidae) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Kava — (Piper methysticum) Systematik Magnoliids Ordnung: Pfefferartige (P …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Kava-Kava — (Piper methysticum) Systematik Unterklasse: Magnolienähnliche (Magnoliidae) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Kava Kava — (Piper methysticum) Systematik Unterklasse: Magnolienähnliche (Magnoliidae) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Kawa-Kawa — Kava Kava (Piper methysticum) Systematik Unterklasse: Magnolienähnliche (Magnoliidae) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Piper methysticum — Kava Kava (Piper methysticum) Systematik Unterklasse: Magnolienähnliche (Magnoliidae) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sakau — Kava Kava (Piper methysticum) Systematik Unterklasse: Magnolienähnliche (Magnoliidae) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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