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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Harry and Meghan sat on a stage as he was given the whale's tooth, a sign of wealth, in the vakasobu, before he were given kava, a drink made from a mashed plant root in the yaqona vakaturaga.
Kava is made from a mashed plant root in the yaqona vakaturaga.
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).
Completed texts in both languages included: a recount of the art of flower arranging, 'Na Tuva Senikau', and information reports about: the local mangrove environment, 'Na Dogo'; the coconut tree, 'Na Vuniniu'; Kava, a Fijian ceremonial beverage, 'Na Yaqona'; and the cultural significance of the whale's tooth, 'Na Tabua'.
Highlight of the chemistry and pharmacology of yaqona, Piper methysticum.
For example, these changes include Nandi (Nadi), Mbau (Bau), Tholo-i-Suva (Colo-i-Suva), and Yanggona (Yaqona).
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.