Kava may help with anxiety
An Australian national health survey (2011–12) identified that anxiety-related problems may affect about 4% of the population. 1
First-line treatment includes CBT, lifestyle advice (such as avoiding caffeine), daily exercise, stress management, reading self-help books and listening to calming music; all these strategies have evidence.
Kava (Piper methysticum) is a South Pacific plant of which the peeled root stock decocted in water is traditionally used for cultural, ceremonial, and medicinal purposes.