Health Benefits of Bitter Kola & It’s Disadvantages

Health Benefits of Bitter Kola
Bitter Kola

Health Benefits of Bitter Kola – Bitter Kola is a potent health nut. Traditionally,  seeds from trees, fruits, nuts and bark of trees are being used in Africa for treatment of certain kinds of diseases. Scientifically identified as Garcinia Kola. Bitter kola is a nut found in Africa and commonly used in Nigeria for both prevention and cure of certain diseases.

It is a strong antibiotic that can cure several diseases. It contains caffeine and it works by energizing the central nervous system. When this is done, it helps put the system in order and cures the discomfort you experience from a weak central nervous system.

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Bitter Kola is usually chewed. Chewing this nut relieves one of cough, throat discomfort, headaches and several other system troubles. It is also used as a relief from fatigue, dysentery, exhaustion, depression and migraines.  It has been proven useful as an antidote against poisoning.

As a herbal medicine, bitter kola has been used to treat chest colds, improves respiratory organs, improves the strength of the fibers in the lung tissue and several others.

Experiments carried out on bitter kola reveals that it has some anti malaria particles, thereby having the power to prevent and cure malaria.

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Bitter kola is a very good in preventing diseases and for boosting up your system immunity.

Health Benefits of Bitter Kola

Here’s a list of the health benefit of bitter kola

  • Helps to reduce weight
  • It cures infertility
  • Helps for treatment of lung diseases
  • It prevents malaria
  • Stops Dysentery
  • Anorexia
  • Cures Migraines
  • Helps mend Mental Fatigue
  • Cures Physical fatigue

Bitter Kola, just like every other drug, when it’s taken too much can be detrimental to the health. Taking bitter kola randomly is very risky to the health. A recent study done on too much intake of caffeine proves that it can cause insomnia, restlessness, vomiting, and stomach irritation among others.

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Scientifically, very high intake of caffeine causes death. Researches also show that taking too much caffeine can affect the way the body uses sugar thereby worsening diabetes.


Here is what happens if one takes bitter kola for a long period of time;

  • Diarrhea
  • Damages in the heart
  • Slows blood clotting
  • Too much intake causes headaches
  • Anxiety
  • Inceases high blood pressure
  • Makes the bone weak
  • Agitation
  • Irregular heartbeats
  • Increased bowel activity in children
  • Dizziness
  • Irritation

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The rightful dose for taking kola nut should depend on the person’s age and health. When taken at least twice daily, morning and night is good.

Chew wisely, stay safe!

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