Kava kava in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder, simple phobia and specific social phobia.
Phytother Res. 2001 Nov;15(7):646-7. PMID: 11746854
A 37-year-old female outpatient with generalized anxiety disorder, a simple phobia and a specific social phobia was treated with phytotherapy (Kava kava). Within 4 weeks, symptoms had improved by 75% and by 6 months an almost total remission of symptoms was observed. The herbal medicine was well tolerated. Kava has considerable potential value in the treatment of anxiety disorders.