This natural insomnia treatment may cause kidney failure, liver damage and muscle breakdown

by Martin Reed on 13 June 2011 in insomnia cures,insomnia information

We’ve mentioned kava as a potential insomnia treatment before. We’ve also warned that just because something is marketed as ‘natural’, it doesn’t come without side effects. Indeed, kava root has already been linked with liver damage.

Today, we’re sharing even more potential side effects of this ‘natural’ insomnia remedy; doctors from the University of Rochester Medical Center claim that a patient admitted to their emergency room was suffering from kidney failure and rhabdomyolysis (muscle breakdown) after consuming twice as much kava tea as usual.

Liver damage, kidney failure and muscle breakdown. Doesn’t sound like kava is the safe and natural insomnia treatment some claim it to be, does it?

Source: University of Rochester Medical Center

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