Bitter kola (Garcinia kola) is an evergreen flowering plant with a dense crown and can grow up to 30m in height. It is a plant grown in tropical Africa and has greenish-white flowers. The seeds can be eaten raw and have a bitter astringent taste. The edible reddish-yellow fruits are sour and It has been used for centuries in the treatment of ailments.
Health Benefits Of Bitter Kola
Bitter kola has many health benefits to man some of which are not known by some people below are some of the
Bitter kola is used as an antidote for food poisoning: when food is suspected to be contaminated by bacteria, bitter kola is chewed to prevent the development of any infection or poison because it has a phenolic compound which possesses anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antidiabetic and antiviral properties.
It improves lungs functioning: bitter kola when chewed helps to treat chest cold and asthma. It also helps to normalized other counter effects in the system and boosts the immune system, thereby making the lungs perform well.
It serves as an anti-malaria: according to a scientist, chemical constituents in bitter kola have antimalarial properties that help to treat malaria and improve one’s health.
Treats sexually transmitted diseases: the seeds and leaves of bitter kola have antibacterial property. Researchers have discovered that they have the ability to clinically isolate Staphylococcus aureus, E. coli, etc. It inhibits their growth.
It enhances sexual performance: bitter kola possesses aphrodisiac effect which helps to prevent erectile dysfunction and enhance sexual performance in men making them last longer during intercourse. In order to be effective, it is advisable to chew two or more bitter kola a few minutes before the intercourse.
It fights against glaucoma: Glaucoma is a condition of increased pressure within the eyeballs, causing a gradual loss of sight. It can lead to permanent blindness if not treated but bitter kola helps to remedy this situation by reducing the pressure exerted on the eyeballs.
Therefore, bitter kola is of great value to man. I will encourage you to take it at least twice a day for a healthy life.
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Originally posted on 06/01/2021 @ 6:48 PM