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Bitter Kola

Msingi Afrika Team

Bitter Kola, also known as Garcinia Kola is a tree of many uses that is found mainly in West and Central Afrika. The entire tree has been used for a wide variety of medicinal purposes for ages and it is known to contain anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties, as well as carry preventative and curative benefits for a wide range of ailments. It is believed to be rich in antioxidants and Vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2, B3, as well as calcium, potassium, iron and fiber. The leaves, bark, twigs and fruit are very beneficial, with chewing sticks used to promote dental hygiene and health, but the most popular part of the tree, are its seeds, which are eaten raw.

The different parts of the plant are said to offer the following benefits:

Dental health and hygiene

Cure sexually transmitted diseases

Helps to heal the skin

Help ease gastro intestinal problems and stomach pains

Helping to boost the immune system

Regulation of blood sugar

Treatment of fever

Treatment of inflammation

Treatment of glaucoma

Relief from osteoarthritis

Neutralizing snake poison

Treating food poisoning

See Also

Repelling snakes

Treating respiratory inflammation and throat infections

Boosting sperm production and libido in men

Boosting fertility in women

Treatment of malaria

As with everything else, pray before you consider its use and use it in moderation.

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