The fruit, bitter kola has several traditional names in igbo, hausa and yoruba. They are ‘Akiilu’, ‘Miji-goro’ and ‘Orogbo’ respectively. The bitter kola tree is found mostly in the West african rainforest. Traditionally, its fruits, seeds, nuts and bark have been used for medical purposes to treat several ailments. The bitter kola has multiple health benefits.
One of the health benefits of bitter kola is that traditional healers have used it to treat malaria. A major constituent of the kola fruit is kolaviron. It is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory phytochemical which helps in treating malaria.
When consumed considerately, it helps to strengthen and stabilize lung tissues and maintain respiratory tract. It has been used to treat chest colds and also has the right amount of antioxidant contents for a healthy body.
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, this comes with inhibited movement of the joints plus inflammations. A research carried out in Nigeria showed that people who had arthritis and had the effects of the bitter kola fruit tested on them, showed considerable signs of recovery and improvement. It reduced inflammations and killed pains in people who had arthritis.
It Fights Glaucoma
Glaucoma is a condition of increased pressure within the eyeball, causing a gradual loss of sight. If left untreated, this condition can lead to blindness. But bitter kola has been found to source of treatment for the eye.
Pressure on the eye could be reduced considerably, if you want to reduce the pressure on your eyes.
Fight Against StDs
Fighting sexually transmitted diseases has always been an issue for scientists. But studies show that the bitter kola seed and leaf have been able to fight staphylococcus aureus, escherichia coli, salmonella typhi and streptococcus pyogenes.
It Improves Sexual Impotence
Studies have shown that when it comes to improvement of sexual performance of men, bitter kola does a great job. It does not only increase our sex drive, it also improves a man’s sex performance.
So great men! If you want to be a pleasure god in bed, have some bitter kola before sex.
The bitter kola has no real side effects, but we are advised to consume considerably to avoid any unknown evil or allergy that might come up.
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