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Medicinal Kava – What Is It And Why Should You Be Excited?

Those casually searching for ‘kava’ on the web, will find a host of alarming stories, coupled by the ones which talk about the health benefits. While it may appear that rather powerful forces are out to damage the good name of kava, we feel that the best way to  combat this, is to ensure kava products are produced to the highest quality with no additives that cause such suspicion.

This is the route which we’ve taken at Fiji Kava. We are absolutely determined to play our part in giving kava the credit it deserves. Which is why we have focused on producing the best possible quality medicinal Noble kava products which meet above and beyond international processing standards.


You may have read recently that we secured HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) certification for the Taki Mai factory in Levuka, Fiji.

We took another important step along this path recently, by partnering with Douglas Pharmaceuticals to produce pharmaceutical-grade Noble kava for our Noble kava powder and capsules.

Douglas Pharmaceuticals is a well-established New Zealand-based company with close to 50 years of experience and expertise. It is one of the fastest growing pharmaceutical development and manufacturing companies in Oceania, with a presence in Fiji and the United States.


Since we started this blog we have been continuously praising the health benefits of Noble kava, especially in terms of relaxing the mind and body – as done so traditionally in Pacific Islander herbal medicine for centuries. Now we can confidently say that Noble kava is medicine. The benefits of this humble plant include calming and soothing the nerves, enhanced body relaxation and assisting with sleep.

As the Fiji Times reported on June 18th:

“International buyers attending the Fiji Tourism Expo had the opportunity to peruse and sample medicinal kava yesterday…developed to pharmaceutical standards through Nadi-based Douglas Pharmaceuticals (Fiji) Ltd.”

Although you may know us as ‘Fiji Kava’,  we recognise the successful roots on which we stemmed – our Taki Mai brand.

Taki Mai founder Zane Yoshida states:

“Because we were working to pharmaceutical standards, we had to have approvals in place from governments we’re looking to export to, so work in progress for us was six to 12 months.

“We’ve been getting a lot of progress here in Fiji with the tourist market, but also we’re getting a lot of interest in the local market.

“At the moment, the finished products of our shots are produced offshore in the US, so we’re bringing all our products back to Fiji and partnering with Douglas Pharmaceuticals for all kava capsules and kava powder and now our kava shots as well.

“We now have three products for the Taki Mai brand and are also looking at launching a line extension to our shot in six to 12 months. We didn’t expect to expand this quickly but market response has been overwhelming.”

Since then, Fiji Kava has been bringing Fijiness to the world. Also partnered with Douglas Pharmaceuticals, we endeavour to produce the worlds most trusted Noble Kava products – currently available in multiple international markets (Australia, New Zealand, Fiji) and soon to expand.

About Fiji Kava

Fiji Kava’s breakthrough key ingredient – Kavalactones – This is from the Piper Methysticum Plant naturally grown in the Pacific Islands. Through our Plant and food Research, Plus science and technology we have found specific varieties that are chemotyped to target Anxiety, & Stress.

We guarantee Fiji Kava is planted, produced, processed, and packaged by us 100% Farm to Shelf fresh from our Fiji Islands.




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