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Surprising Health Benefits of Bitter Kola

By Nkem Egenuka on Fri, 15/02/2019 - 14:12

Bitter kol is high in calcium, potassium, iron and contains nutrients, minerals and vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, and E.

Bitter Kola is referred to as Garcinia kola, Akilu/abilu in Igbo, Orogbo in Yoruba, and Mijigoro in Hausa is a fruit from a tree that grows in the rain forests of West Africa.

It is anti poision and it helps to detoxify the system. It also repels snakes and can effectively chase them away. 

Health Benefits

  • Adding Bitter Kola to your meal may help fight with different seasonal illnesses such as flu, cold, cough and fever. 
  • It can help in the control or even cure of Glaucoma
  • The seed helps in the treatment of Malaria because of Kolaviron which is an anti-inflammory phytochemical
  • It also helps in the treatment of Osteoarthritis, a kind of arthritis

To avoid terrible side effects of Bitter kola, use in moderation as excess use may be dangerous to your health.

Please consult your doctor to advise you on the number of bitter kola you can take per day, based on your medical history.

 

 

Sources

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