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Kava MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Kava
Tree Number(s)
B01.875.800.575.912.250.812.666.249
Unique ID
D020901
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D020901
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Kava Kava
Kawa
Kawa Kawa
Piper methysticum
Registry Number
txid130404
Previous Indexing
Plant Extracts (1967-1999)
Plants, Medicinal (1967-1999)
Public MeSH Note
2000; KAVA was indexed under PLANT EXTRACTS 1981-1999
History Note
2000
Date Established
2000/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/11/03
Revision Date
2021/06/30
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