Has anyone ever tried this? I'd never heard of it until and article on ESPN about NFL players using it for pain instead of opioids. It seems to be another of mother natures super cure all roots. It's been used by Polynesians forever. http://www.espn.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/256632/kava-the-nfls-newest-and-safest-painkiller Weird because it's banned in Europe and Canada because of liver damage concerns, but allowed in the US.