This article discusses the health benefits of bitter kola and how using it will be of great benefit to your health.
In addition to growing in coastal rainforests in the south-western and south-eastern regions of Nigeria, bitter kola, also known as the African wonder nut, is also found in a few other African nations, including Cameroon, Côte de Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Gabon, and a few others. It is a species of flowering plants that belongs to the Guttiferae family.
The seeds, nuts, and bark of bitter kola have been and are currently being used to cure a variety of illnesses (Hertog et al., 2007), making it well known for its therapeutic properties.
Below Are The Bitter Kola Health Benefits:
The immune system is just one of the body’s many regulatory systems that are influenced by bitter kola. It serves as an anti-infective agent and helps the body adjust to stress (Collise et al., 2011).
2. Cold And Fever
Bitter kola relieves chest colds by having the capacity to widen the alveolar sac and duct, and then goes on to prevent colds completely (Okeke & Okwu, 2003).
3. Malaria Treatment
It is thought that bitter kola has chemical characteristics that make it a catalyst for an antimalarial drug. It contains kolaviron, a natural phytochemical with strong antimalarial and anti-inflammatory effects (Udedibie & Esiegwu, 2009).
4. Erectile Dysfunction
Garcinia kola (bitter kola), which is used to treat erectile dysfunction, has been found in studies to have aphrodisiac effects (causes or increases sexual desire) in males (Okeke & Okwu, 2003).
5. Weight Loss
Bitter kola is well recognized for being a natural appetite suppressant and a powerful thirst stimulant, and as such helps to reduce weight loss because a decreased intake of food and a big intake of water are needed by the body to get rid of extra fat and maintain health (Collise et al., 2011).
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