Abstract Title:

Kava kava in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder, simple phobia and specific social phobia.

Abstract Source:

Phytother Res. 2001 Nov;15(7):646-7. PMID: 11746854

Abstract Author(s):

R J Boerner


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.

Study Type : Human: Case Report

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