Kava Kava & Related Liver Damage

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:53 by admin
Kava kava is an ancient herb used to relieve stress, anxiety, insomnia, tension, and general body pain. It is often used as an herbal substitute for sedatives such as Valium and Xanax. Pacific islanders first used kava kava over three thousand years ago.

Recently, the herb's reputation was seriously undermined when German pharmaceutical giant Merck recalled all of the company's products that contain kava kava. Health experts say that kava kava may cause liver damage. At least thirty cases of kava kava related liver toxicity have been reported to the German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medicinal Products. The FDA recently announced that it will also investigate kava kava. See your doctor if you have experienced serious health problems after taking a kava kava product. In addition, it may be important to contact an attorney if you or a loved one has experienced liver problems after taking a product containing kava kava.  Attorneys associated with InjuryBoard.com have filed kava kava lawsuits on behalf of their clients.  Contacting an InjuryBoard.com lawyer is always free and confidential.  Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.  

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