Kava kava has been used in ceremonial teas for centuries due to its incredible calming abilities. Kava is one of the most known herbal remedies for stress and is found in many calming teas and supplements. The herb elevates the mood, and gives a sense of well-being and contentment. In recent years Kava has been studied not only for its immediate calming effects, but for its lasting effect on the body's ability to handle stress over time. These studies have shown that Kava kava may be useful in the treatment of anxiety, insomnia, and related nervous disorders. The positive results of these studies have led to Kava being labelled as an adaptogen.