Have you ever wondered why bitter kola got expensive in Nigeria all of a sudden, it’s obviously because people have discovered the importance and health benefits of the seed, hence the inflation.
Bitter kola has been eaten for years but its benefits was just recently discovered since scientists began studying the health benefits of the seed plant.
Some of the health problems bitter kola can be able to help with include..
Diabetes: According to science, a chemical called kolaviron, which is present in bitter kola, may protect against type 2 diabetes. Although this first study was done on rats and has not yet been reproduced on humans.
Inflammation: Bitter kola fight against inflammatory conditions like arthritis. The high levels of potassium in bitter kola may be a contributing factor in reducing inflammation.
Infection: Bitter kola has been used to fight infections like common cold, hepatitis. It may fight coughs, bacterial infections, and viral infections. Chewing bitter kola when you notice an infection may help fight the infection and make you feel better faster.
Weight loss: if you have been looking for a way to loose weight, you may consider bitter kola as it has natural hunger suppressant.
Reduction in food intake can help you loose weight and stay healthy.
Helps pregnancy: this condition comes with a lot of symptoms which nausea is one of them.
Bitter kola has been useful for pregnant women, as it helps in managing nausea and vomiting, it makes the uterus healthier, supplies strength to the expectant mother and normalizes circulation of blood.
Treats Malaria: kolaviron found in bitter kola contains anti-malarial properties. The stem, bark, leaves and seeds of bitter kola mostly used in traditional medicine are often good in treating inflammation of the respiratory tract, acute fever, and throat infections.
There are too many advantages of eating bitter kola aside the health benefits. Consuming the seed raw can help your body stay healthy.