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Benefits of eating Bitter Kola

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The kola nut is used to flavor sodas and as a supplement to increase energy or improve health. But what are the health benefits of the bitter kola?

Bitter kola is a species' of flowering plant in the Guttiferae family its botanical name is Garcinia kola. Mostly found in western part example Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia and even Senegal.

The analysis of results show that the benefits derived from ingesting bitter kola were rated high for cough, bacterial or viral infection and anticancer. The results also show that most of the respondents consider bitter kola having low benefits for relieving food poison, diarrhea or stomach upset.


Benefits of Bitter Kola


1. Bitter kola and glaucoma

Glaucoma is caused by pressure on the eyeball which can lead to blindness if not taken care of. Regular consumption of bitter kola helps to reduce the pressure in the eye according to a Lagos university teaching hospital journal release.


2. Bitter kola and the immune system

Immune system is what helps us to fight bacteria and infections and if it is weak we're all prone to attacks. The antioxidants in bitter kola helps to boost the immune system making it strong to combat bacterias.

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3. Bitter kola and food poisoning


Chewing bitter kola seed and the bark can help detoxify the body system in case of taking in any poisonous substance.


4. Bitter kola and pregnancy

Bitter kola contrary to what some may believe, actually has been said to be helpful and useful in and for pregnant women, as it helps in combating nausea and vomiting, making the uterus healthier, supplies strength to the expectant mother and normalizes circulation of blood also.


5. Repellant for snakes

 Bitter kola is used to repel snakes in places where life is prone to snakes ​


6. Bitter kola and erectile dysfunction

Research has shown, that garcinia kola (bitter kola), has aphrodisiac effects (causes or increases sexual desire) in male folks, and as such is used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction .

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