Fiji Time: 2:35 AM on Sunday 26 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Refrain from excess kava

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Saturday, March 08, 2014

AN academic has called on Fijians to refrain from drinking too much kava because it affects family life.

The FNU's science faculty associate dean Professor Anand Tyagi made the comment during the international conference on Applied Chemistry Kava Symposium this week.

"Heavy kava consumption is a norm in Fiji, and men are used to going home at 4am," he said.

"Kava is of no harm, however, it should only be taken in a moderate manner so it won't disrupt family life.

"Excessive kava consumption is bad for health and like any other form of substance abuse, it should reach a certain limit only.

"Why would you waste your money on buying kava and again you consume too much of it and at the end of the day you are the only one suffering because of heavy consumption."

Pro Tyagi said while most people used kava as a way of socialising and relaxation, its bad effects should also be taken into consideration.

He said men suffer the most from excess kava consumption because it sometimes leads to male erectile dysfunction.

"It reaches an extent where males wouldn't be able to bear children because their reproductive organs have been disturbed.

"If they consume it to a certain extent, it won't affect them but if too much is consumed, it will severely affect them."





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Siblings in shock
  2. Koroi ready to help Fijian scrum during Europe tour
  3. Farewell Duke
  4. In the dark
  5. Forum lifts Fiji ban
  6. Taskforce rakes in $500k in rent arrears
  7. Group of companies hold inaugural Pinktober celebrations
  8. Inglis salutes new Kangaroos X-factor
  9. Separating fact from myth
  10. Relief for farmers

Top Stories this Week

  1. Death shocks family Monday (20 Oct)
  2. Inside Fiji sevens Tuesday (21 Oct)
  3. Budget overspent Wednesday (22 Oct)
  4. Public access Tuesday (21 Oct)
  5. Kepa's not weak Friday (24 Oct)
  6. Full pay while on leave Friday (24 Oct)
  7. Forgery suspect still in remand Tuesday (21 Oct)
  8. $20m in excess Wednesday (22 Oct)
  9. Ryan's fight to help 7s Friday (24 Oct)
  10. $11.9m in arrears Wednesday (22 Oct)