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New Paper on Hawaiian 'Awa

Discussion in 'Kava Lounge' started by Gourmet Hawaiian Kava, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. Gourmet Hawaiian Kava

    Gourmet Hawaiian Kava Kava Expert Kava Vendor

    Hi everyone, here is a new paper that came out and there is a good section on Hawaiian 'Awa, it talks about a lot of things like the history and even talks about the efforts on including Hawaiian 'Awa in the Codex.

    All the current Board of Directors of the Association for Hawaiian 'Awa-- Dr. Jeri Ooka, Ed Johnston, and Jonathan Baker -- worked on various parts and mostly exclusive to pages 16, 17, and 18.

    From What Ed told me the publication is out of Switzerland so the "peer-review" was international, grueling, and is what took so long. This is a good read. Thanks to all Ed, AHA and all the others that helped in this paper.

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  2. Alia

    Alia 'Awa Grower/Collector

    Nice also is that it offers a short history of the "Kava/liver controversy" and offers some updated information to dispell the myths and suggests ways to move past!
    References are educational also . Some folks may enjoy reading about the other Canoe Plants that the paper focuses on-- Hawaiian sugarcane, Kalo, and sweet potato.
    All of which are great chasers when drinking 'awa!
  3. nashfire

    nashfire Stay Rooted

    Thanks for the info Chris! The more you know ....well...the more you know! (InfoJunkies unite!)::KavaChug::
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  4. JohnMichael

    JohnMichael Member

    Thanks for posting. Puts 'awa in historical context with the other important plants.
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