yangona

yangona

(yan-gōn′a) [Fijian, a kind of drinking ceremony]
A tropical herb, formally known as Piper methysticum, and more commonly called kava kava.
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Two unique evidence that cancer incidence rates in Fiji were unusually low, compared with those of another Pacific islands and that green tea beverage is an acknowledged cancer preventive in Japan, allowed us to study a local beverage in Fiji, kawa (kava kava) or yangona (Piper methysticum) belonging to Piperaceae.
It is well known that people in Fiji are used to drink a local beverage, kawa (kava kava) or yangona (Piper methysticum Forst) belonging to Piperaceae (Keller et al.
rauschpfeffer; and sakau; kava; kava pepper; kew; Piper methysticum; tonga; wurzelstock; and yangona.