(1) A semi-legendary king (kava), praised by Zoroaster as his protector and a true believer, son of Aurvataspa (Lohrasp).
Tobacco has been found growing in the interior, and may be indigenous, as is in some districts the Kava pepper (Piper methysticum).
Their well-known drink, kava, is made from a variety of pepper-plant.
Like other South Sea Islanders they made an intoxicating drink, awa or kava, from the roots of the Macro piper latifolium or Piper methysticum; in early times this could be drunk only by nobles and priests.
KAVA (CAVA or AvA), an intoxicating, but non-alcoholic beverage, produced principally in the islands of the South Pacific, from the roots or leaves of a variety of the pepper plant (Piper methysticum).
The drunkenness produced by kava is of a melancholy, silent and drowsy character.
In the Fly River region, kava, prepared from Piper methysticum, is drunk without any of the ceremonial importance associated with it in Polynesia.
The use of the kava root, here called yanggona, from which the well-known national beverage is made, is said to have been introduced from Tonga.
Tobacco, maize, sweet potatoes, yams, kava, taro, beans and pumpkins, are the principal crops.