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Does Kava Make Your Mouth Numb? | Botanic Tonics

From peaceful tranquility to sharp focus, the kava plant offers a trove of potential benefits to enjoy. However, you may notice a slightly odder sensation when taking this natural dietary supplement: a numb sensation in the mouth. Before you twist your tongue into knots, just know that kava “numb tongue” is quite normal. In fact, kava is expected to create a temporary numb sensation in the mouth cavity.  If you hope to reap the soothing and social-enhancing effects of this supplement, it’s important to know what your body might feel. Keep reading to learn about the mouth-numbing effects of kava, as well as how to manage this sensation. Why Does Kava Make Your Mouth Numb? You brew your kava tea,...

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Kava vs Ashwagandha: Comparing Herbal Supplements | Botanic Tonics

Kava vs. Ashwagandha: Comparing Herbal Supplements In a world surfeited with pharmaceutical solutions, natural herbal remedies present an alluring alternative for daily wellness. Among the array of botanicals, two plant-based supplements have captured attention for centuries: kava and ashwagandha.  Originating from different corners of the globe, kava and ashwagandha hold the promise of enhancing well-being and cognitive function through their unique plant properties.  While both supplements can be useful in your daily routine, they each have their own benefits, purposes, and side effects. To help you find the best tool for your wellness needs, keep reading to learn about kava vs. ashwagandha.  What Is Kava? Kava is a plant-based substance harvested from the roots of the Piper methysticum tree (which...

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Understanding Kava Reverse Tolerance | Botanic Tonics

Understanding Kava Reverse Tolerance After hearing rave reviews about a plant-based substance called kava, you might finally be ready to experience its effects for yourself. You may debate whether it’ll make you feel calm and focused or if you’ll metamorphose into the social butterfly of the party. But then you think to yourself, what if I take it and don’t feel anything? While it is rare, it’s an effect called kava reverse tolerance, and it does happen to new users from time to time.  Before taking your first dose of kava, join us as we learn about kava and its effects so you can have a better understanding of kava reverse tolerance and what to do if it happens to...

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How Long Does It Take for Lion's Mane to Work? | Botanic Tonics

Unveiling the Magic of Lion's Mane: How Long Does It Take to Work? Renowned for its potential health benefits, lion’s mane is a mighty mushroom that packs a punch when it comes to supporting energy and focus. Are you curious about how long it takes for lion's mane to work its wonders? In this article, we'll explore the timeframe for experiencing the effects of lion's mane, its health benefits, and how it can naturally boost your energy and focus. What is Lion's Mane? Lion's mane (Hericium erinaceus) is a type of edible functional mushroom that has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. Also known as "yamabushitake" or "monkey head mushroom," lion's mane is increasingly gaining popularity in the...

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What Does Lion's Mane Taste Like? | Botanic Tonics

In the realm of gastronomy, new flavors can inspire new plates, menus, and even entire restaurant concepts. If you’re an adventurous cook or fungi fan, you may be interested in this plant that stimulates the taste buds: the lion's mane mushroom.  With its shaggy appearance and potential cognitive benefits, lion's mane has piqued the curiosity of many eaters.  But before taking a bite, it’s only normal to ask, what does lion's mane mushroom taste like? In this blog, we will delve into the facets of the lion's mane flavor, including its diverse forms, the impact of quality on taste, and how to best prepare this intriguing mushroom. What Is Lion's Mane Mushroom? Lion's mane mushroom (scientifically known as Hericium erinaceus)...

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