Bitter kola

May 27, 2019 | posted in: | by

Bitter kola is an evergreen tree, with a heavy, spreading crown, that can grow up to 30 metres tall, but is more usually around 12 – 15 metres.

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Bitter kola is an evergreen tree, with a heavy, spreading crown, that can grow up to 30 metres tall, but is more usually around 12 – 15 metres.

A multipurpose tree and an important plant in the local economy. The tree is often found cultivated around villages and the seeds are sold in local markets and occasionally exported to ethnic populations living abroad

Bundles of pencil-sized wood are commonly sold in local markets for use as chew sticks besides seeds are an important article of commerce being traded well beyond the distribution area of the tree

Medicinal properties

Weight loss effect – those of us who are on a special diet and wish to lose some extra weight can add bitter kola nuts to their meals and experience fewer food cravings throughout the day; using nuts as a snack can also help reduce hunger between meals. Fighting with infertility – Nigerian women who experience infertility problems sometimes eat garcinia kola nuts to improve fertility.

Curing eyes – some people who have glaucoma search for different natural treatments pay great attention to kola nuts. So if you spend a lot of time working at night or have significant pressure on your eyes you might also want to low down this pressure by taking bitter kola nuts. Curing fever and cold – during fall and winter time it can be useful to add bitter kola to your meals to enhance lungs functions and fight with different seasonal illnesses such as flue, cold and fever.

Preventing malaria – this disease is a big problem in African countries, so think about eating bitter kola a day for short-terms to prevent malaria.

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