bitter kola (Garcinia kola)

In this article you will learn about all Health Benefits of Bitter Kola also known as Garcinia kola.

According to Wikipedia, The Garcinia kola also called bitter kola, is a species of flowering plant in the Clusiaceae or Guttiferae family. It is found in Benin, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia, Senegal and Sierra Leone.

This bitter fruit, contains high level of vitamins and minerals which includes Vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2, B3, calcium, fiber, potassium, iron, and also other antioxidants.

Bitter kola is widely used in Nigeria by almost all tribes in the country in Yoruba bitter kola is referred to as ‘Orogbo’, ‘Miji-goro’ in Hausa and Akiilu in Igbo.

Many people today do not know much about the Health benefits of bitter kola. They don’t know that it is very possible to use bitter kola to improve several medical conditions for a short period. This works for conditions like depressions, fatigue problems, atonic diarrhea, migraine, and others.

List of All the Health Benefits of Bitter Kola (Garcinia kola)

Here are a few lists of Health benefits of bitter kola make as it serves as an alternative for a list of pills and medications.

1. Bitter kola serve as remedy for osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a common form of arthritis which is also the degeneration of joint cartilage and the underlying bone that causes pain and stiffness, especially in the hip, knee, and thumb joints region.

It is also known that, bitter kola can also be used to repel snakes, when placed around a building.

2. Bitter kola helps to fight STDS

Due to the detoxification, antibacterial, and cleansing properties of Bitter kola it could be effective in the treatment of HIV and AIDS and a list of other s€xually transmitted diseases such as Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhi and Streptococcus pyrogens.

3. Bitter kola helps to improves immune system

Bitter kola is known to boost the immune system due to high level of antioxidants.

4. Bitter kola helps cure impotence

Bitter kola helps combat impotence and studies have shown that when it comes to the improvement of s€xual performance, among men, the bitter kola is the most preferred herbs.

5. Bitter kola promotes proper functioning of the lungs

Due to this Health Benefits of Bitter Kola, it is advisable for smokers to take more of bitter kola because the fibers and lung tissues are not only strengthened when bitter kola is consumed regularly in a considerate amount, but it also stabilises any other counter effect.

6. Bitter kola helps with weight loss

Bitter Kola has been know to help fight weight loss naturally. It is known to be a natural suppressant for hunger.

7. Bitter kola helps combat malaria

Garcinia kola has shown anti-malarial properties.

8. Bitter kola fights Glaucoma (eye pressure)

Glaucoma, is known as a condition of increased pressure within the eyeball that causes gradual loss of sight.

9. Bitter kola helps reduce constipation

Bitter kola helps the digestive system to combat conditions that affect the bowel movement In the body.

10. Bitter kola enhances cancer treatment

Bitter kola have been found to contain non-steroidal plant compounds which are effective in stopping the growth of tumours and cancerous cells in the human body.

11. Bitter kola increases mental alertness

Bitter kola is known to contain high caffeine content which makes it a good stimulant for the central nervous system.

They are very good cognitive boosters.

12. Bitter kola helps staying awake

We all know bitter kola has high caffeine content which prevents sleep. But, when consumed in excess it can cause insomnia and other health related problems such as restlessness, stomach irritation, nervousness, and so on.

Some Side Effects of Bitter Kola include:



Dry mouth

Rapid heartbeat

Stomach cramps



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