Some Pacific Islander groups make a drink out of kava
, which acts as a mild sedative--it's used to relax, without getting drunk. It'd be right at home in Creation.Edit:
Also, there was already beer in Mesopotamia before the Egyptian civilization really got going.
Yes. As a matter of fact, the world's oldest beer recipe dates back to ancient Mesopotamia, worked into a prayer to Ninkasi, the goddess of beer, as a mnemonic. Because the Sumerians were that serious about their beer.