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Lactones not alkaloids[edit]

The psychoactive ingredients in kava are lactones, not alkaloids as the article stated. The lactones in kava contain no nitrogenous component in their structure and, therefore, cannot be alkaloids by definition. The statement to the contrary has been changed. (talk) 05:08, 12 January 2018 (UTC)

Kava preparation: hot water[edit]

An old edit (now removed) suggested that Kava preparation with hot water more efficiently extracts the effective principles. It was inappropriate to the section & not good WP (no ADVICE), so it has been deleted. However, I believe a priori the observation may be valid, & I have seen references to this (not necessarily in good MEDRS sources though). I have also seen a claim that hot water (maybe boiling water) destroys some of the kavalactones. I see three issues that could augment the article:

  • Is there a traditional preparation that uses hot water?
  • Does hot water improve extraction? How hot? Which constituents does it improve the extraction of? (some are hydrophilic but others are hydrophobic)
  • Does hot water (how hot?) destroy any active constituents? If so which?

I will do some digging, but feel free to jump in, especially if you have better access to sources than I do. --D Anthony Patriarche (talk) 05:39, 29 June 2019 (UTC)

Date of review regarding liver toxicity of kava[edit]

I am currently working on improving the swedish wikipedia article on kava. I looked at the english wikipedia and saw some interesting reviews regarding the topic, however I noticed that a lot of the reviews are older then 5 years which is not according the guidelines in WP:MEDRS. My question is whether my approach to the guidelines regarding "up to date evidence" is a bit too extreme or if I´m correct in saying that some of the reviews presented in the section "effects on the liver" are too old to be reliable? Laboz125 (talk) 18:51, 15 January 2020 (UTC)

Nonsense in "kava culture" section.[edit]

The "kava culture" section says:

A spoonerism of "coffee time", "keep it warm" and Australian "good ol' cuppa", can be as "Kava time", "good old kava", "keep it fine!".

What is that even supposed to mean? For a start it isn't a spoonerism, and even if it was, why is it relevant? If these phrases are actually used in some context or other, an explanation would be useful - but a quick Google search only turns up texts that seem to have been copied from this article, suggesting that the user who added them had just made them up! Maybe it makes sense if you've consumed enough kava?

-- (talk) 17:38, 15 February 2020 (UTC)