New member here . I have yet to try, Kava . I’ve been seriously looking into it for anxiety relief., I understand the taste can be a bit earthy. I have two concerns. First I have Crohn’s disease and does Kava cause any gastroenterol issues or flare ups ? Second : are there any strains where the numbness to the mouth and tongue are minimal ? From what I’ve researched it sounds as though the feeling in the mouth is much like Novacaine. that within itself is kind of turning me off. Any suggestions much appreciated.