Over the years, Africans have used bitter kola for a number of uses. It is one of the sacred items that can be presented during special events like traditional weddings and cultural events. The taste of the kola can discourage a large number of persons from enjoying its numerous health benefits.
Kola nuts are not only reverse by traditionalists because the bark. nut, seed and fruit of the plant can treat a lot of ailments. For centuries, we have come to embrace the magical works of this plant.
The plant contains a high level of minerals like iron, potassium, calcium, fiber, and vitamins such as Vitamins A,C, E, B1, B2, and B3. It also contains antioxidants. Research has been carried to find out a lot of incredible functions of the plants.
We have listed some of the benefits of bitter kola:
Enhancement of Sexual Prowls
Among the men, it has been discovered that this kola is a sexual enhancer. It doesn’t improve the sexual prowls of people who eat them but also increases their drive. People whose bed time is not exciting often resort to chewing it few minutes to meeting their partners.
Treatment of Osteoarthritis
The degeneration of the human’s joint cartilage and its underlying bones called osteoarthritis causes severe stiffness and pain around the thumb joints, knees and the hips. This is a common joint issue that affects millions of people around the world. Some researchers at Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria carried out experiments on kola nuts and discovered that it can reduce the inflammation and pain from osteoarthritis.
Treatment of STIs
Many Africans are not trained or knowledgeable when it comes to sexually transmitted infections. Little wonder that we have many cases of STIs among the populace. Many affected people who contact STIs make use of the seeds or leaves of bitter kola to treat plagues such as Salmonella typhi, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, and Streptococcus pyrogens.
Improves the Lungs
Bitter kola strengthens the tissues and fibers of the lungs if taken in a considerate quantity. It is known to stabilize counter effects on the lungs. Chest cold can be treated with it and for excellent respiratory system maintenance, eat bitter kola. Have you wondered why many smokers eat bitter kola?
Improves The Immune System
Bitter kola contains many antioxidants that can fight illnesses and bacteria including improving the immune system of the user. This may be the reason why people who chew it often are in good health.
Acts As Anti-malaria Drug
Bitter kola contains anti-malaria properties. Many traditional healers make use of bitter kola for their patients who are suffering from malaria. People make use of its seeds, barks and stems for the treatments of inflammation of the respiratory tracts, acute fever and infection of the throats.
Imagine what bitter kola can do for us if researchers can put its numerous properties to great use.