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Substance Name: Kava Kava Extract
RN: 9000-38-8


  • 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.

Molecular Formula

  • Unspecified
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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Kava Kava Extract

MeSH Heading

  • Kava


  • CCRIS 9367
  • HSDB 8145
  • Kava Kava
  • Kawa kawa
  • Piper methysticum extract
  • Piper methysticum root
  • Resin Kava-Kava

Systematic Name

  • Kava-Kava resin

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 9000-38-8

System Generated Number

  • 0009000388