yaqona


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yaqona

(jæˈkəʊnə)
n
(Plants) a Polynesian shrub (Piper methysticum) from which an intoxicating drink is made from the roots. Also called: kava
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Agricultural Development will be implemented in Bua and it is the hope of the Ministry that Bua will increase its production of dalo and yaqona.
These rites are performed to make sure that the visiting chief safely regenerates his life-giving power and to "prepare the chief for the final rites of incorporation (qaloqalovi, sevusevu and yaqona vakaturaga rites) under which he is to be ultimately transformed and reborn into a sacred being or god with supernatural qualities" (35).
Highlight of the chemistry and pharmacology of yaqona, Piper methysticum.
Visiting Nakabuta on Viti Levu, we were invited to enter the largest of the thatched houses (bures) to participate in the traditional yaqona ceremony.
Visiting Nakabuta, on Viti Levu, we were invited to enter the largest of the thatched houses (bures) to participate in the traditional yaqona ceremony.
the bill was drafted so there could be uniformity in the processing, packaging and caring of yaqona plants before it being consumed locally and exported overseas.
She has taro, or elephant ear, to treat cysts and conjunctivitis; uci for toothache, stomach pains and reducing fever; wa bosucu, or mile-a-minute plant, a voracious creeper, the juice of which contains coagulants to stem bleeding; maoli (paw-paw) whose stem sap reduces ringworm; tavola, or beach almond tree, whose bark juice has properties used to treat diabetes, bacterial diseases and migraines; and yaqona, or kava (a type of pepper tree), whose narcotic powers are now well known in Germany where the plant is used for commercial tranquillisers.
it will probably end when we receive two special chartered 747s from Japan to celebrate New Year's Eve this year," said Steve Yaqona, millennium coordinator at the Fiji Visitors' Bureau.
It's all for everybody's benefit and also fun," said Sitiveni Yaqona, chairman of Fiji's National Millennium Celebration Committee.
The duke smiled as he realised another cup of yaqona - a mild drug-drink made from the ground root of a pepper plant - was coming his way.
Called yaqona it is a mild narcotic made from the ground root of a pepper plant and known all over Fiji as grog.
The drink, officially called yaqona but known all over Fiji as grog, is so strong that heavy drinkers develop scaly skin, can't work and in some cases can't walk.