It is said that the best medicines have a bitter taste: bitter kola is undeniably one of them.
The use of bitter kola is not limited to traditional activities only. In fact, the fruit, seeds, nuts and bark of the plant have been used in folk medicine for centuries to treat diseases such as coughing and fever.
The bitter plant, which is believed to contain a high source of vitamins and minerals like vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2, B3, fiber, calcium, potassium and iron, also contains other antioxidants.
For this reason, studies have been carried out by accredited institutions to find out the possible healing properties of the bitter plant.
The results of the research are not only amazing, they are also incredible.
Here are some of the incredible health benefits of bitter kola:
1. It improves sexual impotence
Studies have shown that bitter kola is king when it comes to improving sexual performance, especially among men.
Bitter Kola not only increases the sex drive, but also improves the sexual performance of men who consume it.
To be effective, it is advisable to chew the kola for at least two minutes before sexual intercourse.
Here’s how you do it: Improve your performance in bed by chewing bitter kola.
2. Cure for osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis is the degeneration of the articular cartilage and the underlying bone that causes pain and stiffness, especially in the hip, knee and thumb joints.
It is a common form of arthritis.
And, according to the National Institutes of Health, the causes of osteoarthritis can be joint injuries, obesity, and aging.
However, researchers at Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria tested the effects of Bitter Kola on arthritis symptoms, and the result concludes that Bitter Kola significantly reduces inflammation and pain.
It also increased joint movement in patients with osteoarthritis symptoms.
3. It fights sexually transmitted diseases
Since the advent of sexually transmitted diseases, noble scientists have been fighting day and night for a permanent solution to the plague.
Although their struggle may seem somewhat difficult due to the complexity of the diseases, the results have shown that bitter kola seeds and leaves have an antibacterial effect on clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhi and Streptococcus pyrogens.
4. It improves the function of the lungs
The fibers and lung tissue are not only strengthened when bitter cola is consumed regularly in a considerate amount, but also stabilize other counter effects.
It also helps maintain good airways and treat colds in the chest.
Still wondering why some smokers go with bitter kola?
5. It improves the immune system
Bitter kola contains a lot of antioxidants. This high amount of antioxidants in bitter cola not only helps fight bacteria and other diseases, but also helps the body increase its immunity.
And when the body’s immunity level increases, it becomes strong enough to fight foreign contaminants.
6. It is an anti-malaria remedy
Studies have shown that chemical components in Bitterkola have anti-malaria properties. For this reason, traditional healers have been prescribing bitter kola for the treatment of malaria infections for many years.
In addition, Bitter Kola stem, bark and seeds are used to treat acute fever, inflammation of the respiratory tract and throat infections.
7. It fights glaucoma
Glaucoma is a condition with increased pressure in the eyeball, which leads to a gradual loss of vision.
Glaucoma can lead to permanent blindness if it is not treated.
However, bitter kola has been found to be an amazing remedy for the eye.
And, according to a magazine from the teaching hospital at the University of Lagos, bitter kola, if eaten at least twice a day, could successfully lower eye pressure.