BITTER KOLA (Garcinia Kola),
In terms of taste, the plant is well named! The kola nut is the fruit of the kola tree (Cola acuminata and Cola nitida), indigenous to West Africa. Bitter kola has been used in traditional African medicine for centuries, and is considered to have many beneficial properties, including being able to help fight bacterial and viral infections.
When it comes to the improvement of sexual performance, especially among men, bitter kola is very useful. Bitter Kola does not only increase sex drive, it also improves the sexual performance of men who consume it. In order for it to be effective, it is advisable to chew the kola for at least two minutes before intercourse. By increasing the blood flow to the genital area, bitter kola can be used as an effective remedy for ED or erectile dysfunction And Promotes Male Fertility
Recent studies said that bitter kola is a potent antibiotic with many detoxification abilities. Chewing bitter kola will prevent any infection or poison that might happen when you accidentally ate something contaminated by bacteria or poison.
Bitter kola also can be used in alleviating sore throat and as a remedy for cold symptoms. Healers in Africa has been using it to treat people coughing and sneezes for hundreds of years effectively. It also helps to relieve the sore throat effects that may come as one of the symptoms of cold. If you have a problem with swallowing due to swelling or dry throat, you could try to chew bitter kolas. Kola stimulates the mucus production along the vocal tubes to reduce the swelling and dryness in the throat.
Researchers at Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria tested bitter kola on the symptoms of osteoarthritis, and concluded that bitter kola may significantly reduce the inflammation and pain associated with the condition. The plant also increased joint movement in patients.
It Aids Proper Functioning Of The Lung:
Bitter kola assists the fibers and lung tissues to become strengthened; when bitter kola is regularly consumed in a considerate amount, it will as well stabilizes any other counter effect. Kola helps in the maintenance of a good respiratory tract as well as treating chest cold. Thus, with these properties that Bitter Kola contains, many smokers move about with it because it combats any foreign contaminant. Due to the positive effect on the lungs it may also improve ventilation levels. Extracts of the plant have also been studied in relation to asthma, and there is the suggestion that bitter kola may have some protective effects against the respiratory disorder.
Bitter Kola Enhances Cancer Treatment:
Among Bitter Kola’s benefits, studies confirmed that bitter kola is effective in stopping the growth of tumors and cancerous disease in the human body.
Similarly, it requires the presence of a chemical compound known as phytoestrogens, therefore, bitter kola is used for cancer treatment and reduce the growth of tumor cells in the body.
Seek medical assistance prior to consumption. It is a natural stimulant and should be avoided during hypertension/ high blood pressure.