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Effect of an acute dose of crude kava root extract on problem solving in healthy young adults

Australian Journal of Medical Herbalism
Volume 23 Issue 4 (2011)

Abstract: Objective: The objective of this study was to assess if a single 200 mg oral dose (60 mg kavalactones) of a standardised 30% kava (Piper methysticum) extract produced impairments in the ability to construct novel solutions to ambiguous problems, as measured by a computerised version of the Russell Revised Short Form of the Halstead Category Test (RCat).

To cite this article: Gendle, MH; Stroman, AK and Mullin, DP. Effect of an acute dose of crude kava root extract on problem solving in healthy young adults [online]. Australian Journal of Medical Herbalism, Vol. 23, No. 4, 2011: 160-163. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=858304482995950;res=IELHEA> ISSN: 1033-8330. [cited 29 Aug 16].

Personal Author: Gendle, MH; Stroman, AK; Mullin, DP; Source: Australian Journal of Medical Herbalism, Vol. 23, No. 4, 2011: 160-163 Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1033-8330 Subject: Kava plant--Health aspects; Peer Reviewed: Yes Affiliation: (1) Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, Elon University Elon NC 27244 USA, email: mgendle@elon.edu
(2) Department of Psychology, Elon University Elon NC 27244 USA
(3) Department of Psychology, Elon University Elon NC 27244 USA

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