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
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.
Sources: Soundhealthandlastingwealth.com, pulse.ng and tropical.theferns.info
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