Kava, the great calmer

Kava

Kava

Historically the Fijians were fierce warriors – today they are exceptional rugby players – but their usual demeanor is relaxed and sweet-tempered. This is often attributed to their fondness for Kave Kava, a drink made by pounding or chewing the roots of the Kava Kava vine and then soaking the mash in cold water (heat destroys the active ingredients).

Several years ago I was sitting cross-legged in a circle of laughing young men in a jungle clearing in Fiji. They were passing around a coconut shell filled with a brownish green liquid that looked liked muddy water.

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