The Australian Government is launching a campaign to encourage people to drink Kava drinks in their own homes after a spike in consumption across the country.
The campaign will run until the end of December and will target people who are interested in drinking it but have no idea where to get it.
“It’s been one of the most talked about health and wellbeing issues in Australia,” Health Minister Greg Hunt said.
In a statement, the Minister said the Government was “making the case that it’s time for people to take control of their own health and wellness”.
“Kava drinks are a wonderful and natural supplement to get people through the holidays and the birth of their child, so we’re making the case to everyone who has a loved one who is pregnant, breastfeeding, or wants to give birth to a child that drinking Kava can help them.”
Kava is an herbal drink made from the leaves of the Kava plant, and is a traditional drink in many parts of South East Asia and Papua New Guinea.
People can purchase Kava from pharmacies and online.
But, the Government is not saying how much it will cost.
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