Kava Kava Root - Thoughts? Opinions?
I searched for "kava" here on the forums, but surprisingly got no results. I just wanted to throw this out there, as I've suffered with anxiety-related insomnia for years. I'm doing other things in my life to address the daytime stuff, but still searching for a little help at beditme.
A co-worker asked me if I'd ever tried kava kava root at bedtime. I did some research, and there have been cases of liver failure/damage reported. However, those cases seem to be when people either 1) bought from a non-reputable source where quality was questionable or 2) purposely took massive doses over and over... looking to get high. Evidence seems to suggest that the danger comes from impurities... namely kava stems and leaves, which are indeed toxic to the liver and should never be included in the processing.
So. Thoughts? Recommendations? Stay the hell away from kava?