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10 Health Benefits of Bitter Kola Every Woman Must Not Miss Out On

Bitter Kola botanically known as Garcinia kola is generally used in social gatherings and used in some cultural settings in Nigeria. Just as the name implies, bitter kola is indeed bitter yet it’s health benefits surpass the taste.
Bitter kola is widely taken raw and not prepared as food because of its medicinal attributes. Due to its medicinal attributes, Bitter Kola seeds are used in folk medicine.
Bitter kola seed does not have any harmful side effects, other than its neutralising effects of other medicinal drugs if taken together.
It is eaten by removing the outer brown coated skin, and as the name implies, it is very bitter to eat.
Below are some health benefits of bitter kola women should be aware of

 

1• Bitter kola has significant analgesic/anti-inflammatory effects in knee osteoarthritis patients.

2• The seed and leaf of bitter kola have antibacterial activity on clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhi and Streptococcus pyrogens.

3• Bitter kola has been proved to be a popular treatment for diarrhoea and fever.

4• The seed extract of bitter kola is antiseptic and is active mostly against gram-positive bacteria, while the leaf, is active mostly against gram-negative bacteria.

5• Bitter kola is also very efficient for hepatitis treatment.

6• In West Africa, bitter kola is now being harnessed as a cure for the Ebola virus infections and also against the flu.

7• The stem, bark and seeds of bitter kola are used to treat acute fever, inflammation of the respiratory tract and throat infections.

8• The seeds can also be chewed to relieve the hoarseness of voice, sore throat and cough.

9• The seed of bitter kola is used for the treatment of liver disorder, dysentery and diarrhoea.

10• The leaves are used to cure stomachache and pains, also they serve as a good remedy for typhoid fever.

 

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