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Health Benefits Of Bitter Kola

Bitter_colaThe bitter kola is a type of kola found in parts of Nigeria. Its biological name is “Garcinia kola” and it belongs to the family of “Guittiferal”. Among the Yorubas, it is called ‘Orogbo’, the Igbos call it ‘Agbilu’, ‘Adi’ or ‘Aki ilu’ while among the Hausas, this very popular nut is known as ‘Namijin Gworo.’

It is a wonderful agricultural product with a wide range of applications in natural and orthodox medicine

informationng.com gathers that bitter kola is a potent antibiotic, which could be effective in the treatment of many ailments and infections.

Dr Bartholomew Brai, Nutritional Biochemist at the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Yaba, Lagos, said that bitter kola was used in the preparation of herbal drugs either as nourishment, supplement or herbal remedy.

Brai said, “If a patient on medication chews bitter kola, it will make the drugs ineffective. Aside this, I do not think bitter kola has any other side effect.

“Bitter kola has lots of health benefits, like the treatment of cough, sneezing, cold, diarrhoeas, tuberculosis, bacterial infection and fever.

“It improves lungs function by expanding the alveolar ducts and sac in the lungs thereby improving and strengthening the fibres in the lung tissue.”

He said that there was no recorded side effect to the regular intake of bitter kola, adding that it was all round medicinal.

So, what are you waiting for? Look for the closest bitter kola seller and buy some for yourself, and even friends.

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49 comments

  1. It has antibacterial,antiviral&antimicrobial contents,so is very gud for sore troat,sneezing&cough ailments.

  2. Bitter Kola has so many other benefits. If you have bitter kola in your pocket, no snake will come near you no matter the kind of forest you enter. If it is in your pocket or you are chewing it. It drives away snakes, scorpions. It makes one go hungry. If you have difficulty eating, chew a bitter kola, you will start feeling hungry. Of course, you know that no one can be poisoned through bitter kola. It is endless.

  3. It a very good plant indeed God is great

  4. Since i discovered the many benefits of bitter kola it has become a daily regime and i just keep getting better. I am a lady with fibroid if you are familiar with this condition you know it comes with a lot of unpleasant symptoms and since i didn’t want to operate i looked for other alternatives and when i came across bitter kola it was really a God-sent. I can honestly say all the symptoms started decreasing and now it does not feel like i have fibroid anymore, furthermore my constant knee pain is just no more and the wheezing breath due to asthma has also disappeared and i really feel a general overall healthier than i have felt in years.
    To Austin who claimed that you feel hungry when you eat it, this is quite strange because it does not make me feel hungry rather full and it has contributed to my weight loss a great deal.
    And like Abu stated it is indeed a very good plant and YES GOD IS GREAT!

  5. Bitter kola has no effects on the body unlike other antiboitics like penecilin, amoxicilin, ciprofloroxacin, erythamicin and so ,any of them. Bitter kola could have been a very expensive antibiotics if it wasnt natural.

  6. We are suppliers of Garcinia Kola (Bitter Kola), We are based in Northern Part of Nigeria were we supply agro products and also export. Kindly REVERT back if you are still in need of this Nuts.

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  7. In addition,bitter kola,when eaten,it flushes all d body and makes someone looks healthier and fit

  8. As a nutritionist,I recomend bitter kola for every one. The benefit is numerous.

  9. It is awesome lots of benefits it aids in bowels movements. U can’t eat bitter kola and be constipated i

  10. Bitter kola is indeed bitter kola it treat more than you think,i guess start now taken it at least once in a week it ll help you a lot’s.

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  12. I ate one nt quite long

  13. if you are looking for and agro stuff like better cola,honey,garri,pepper soup spice,e.t.c.you can contact on 08063843328 i base in Nigeria Delta state.

  14. bitterkola some say too much of it give side effect because it contains caffein dont know how true but i like it cause its natural from God,praise the lord

    bitterkola some say too much of it give side effect because it contains caffein dont know how true but i like it cause its natural from God,praise the lord

  15. Plz i will rilli want to knw whc bitter cocola you are talking abt, is it d single one? Or d one that split it two wen u break, as in th red color one?

    • no,its the single one the one with the brownish back

    • Akhigbe Akhimien

      The one referred to here is just one and does not split. The one that splits into two is uaually referred to as guoror (Kola nitida) and the other is the one that splis into three or more (Kola acuminata)

  16. A̶̲̥̅♏ a pregnant woman who has tried all sort of things τ̲̅ȍ see if i could stop d rate at which saliva comes out of M̶̲̥̅γ̲̣̣̥ mouth but 2no avail. I tried pea(the one we eat with corn) it helped ♍ε̲̣̣̣̥ a great deal but since its seasonal i had τ̲̅ȍ look for an alternative i then decided τ̲̅ȍ try bitter kola which ɪ̣̝̇​ƨ̣̣̣̇̇̇̇​ working perfectly for me& i feel a whole lot better . But i don’t know if it’s harmful in pregnancy, pls i need a feedback whether or not its harmful in pregnancy.

    • In first three months of pregnancy that is the period the baby is forming be cautious for what you eat and drink and medicines you take.Most times consult your doctor or pharmacist in these issues .Bitter kola contains caffeine and caffeine is a smooth muscle stimulant not over doing it is the golden guideline .

  17. constance ify orji

    i eat three last nigth as i m trying to lose weight……it was cool…..i deed God is powerful n great the dat provision

  18. Ikechukwu Onuoha

    for real this kind of crop(produce) is strange and amazing. It has reduce the waist pain dat orthodox drug couldnt cure, it also helps in digestion, its a detoxifier, anti poison (most diabolical poison), anti snake(i.e drives it away). There is this arguement about its effect on the reproductive health especially in men. Somn say it causes watery sperm while others oppose this notion. Pls some should fill me in thanks.

  19. Agatha Igbinoba

    Dear Sir/Ma
    We are exporters of quality Bitter kola (Garcinia kola) and due to the
    reputation and good will of your great company, we are very much interested
    in doing business with you. we are from Lagos,Nigeria but do ship to any
    country in the world, also we would like to know other products or byproducts
    that are of interest to you. we hopefully look forward to doing business with
    your reputable company.

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  21. Joseph Kunna Emmanuel

    Compliment of the day. Sir i am from Jos Plateau state and just started bitter kola busines of high quality, with the hope of being an exporter someday. I would want to have the honour of supplying the product to your company. Contact no. 08069542582

  22. I take bitter kola regularly because it stabilises my stomach.

  23. Bitter Kola User

    I found more uses of bitter kola here…You will be amazed garciniakola.weebly.com

  24. Right from childhood,I knew Garciniakola to be of HIGH MEDICINAL VALUE bcs my father used to take it. I started using it once in a while after I ‘ve made research on it. No wonder an addage says “Biter Cola last longer in the mouth of those who value it” .

  25. i am a witness to some of the benefits of bitter kola. Thank God for His goodness.

  26. I didn’t hear any male talk how it stimilates them and makes them more stronger ? Any way just atip all testimonies are true but this is more true ple take note

  27. Pls somebody say something about hw it has made more stimilated sexually by the bitter kola.just a tip

  28. i never knew bitterkola is a potent antibiotic, which could be effective in the treatment of many ailments and infections.

  29. bitter cola is gud for u&i so let’s take more of it

  30. what quantity of bitter kola can one take per day. Thanks

  31. I just like the bitter kola for just no reason, not knowing that it has more than my natural likeness

  32. Bitter kola, great medicine

  33. sir, we are a large supplier of bitter kola we can supply your company. My phone contact is 08035744037.

  34. Wow! All these found in my Nigeria, d@s rili gr8.

  35. Well for me,when I started taking bitter kola,I’ve lost weight drastically,it reduced my appetite,nd aids easy passage of bowels..its just very medicinal

  36. Pls I need quick respond, can a pregnant above 5 month take bitter kola.

  37. As a choir member I eat bitter kola as a part of troat treatment,it clears my voice and I also noticed that I can loose weight with it.coughing and nasal itching stops,am even eating one now,it became part of my life,as a young girl there’s no day you wouldn’t find it in my hand bag.to the extent I travelled to UK with it,I thank God I got addicted to a good thing,and not a bad thing,even painful menstruation it helps a lot.

  38. am 3month pregnant and am spitting alot which makes feel so dirty and uncomfortable.pls if i eat bitter kola,will it affect my baby?pls i need urgent reply.thanks

  39. ismaila Haruna Dankogi

    NEWS ON THE BREAK:
    BITTER COLA CAN CURE EBOLA FEVER FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garcinia_kola)
    BUT MY SUBMISSION AS ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH OFFICER ON THE CASE OF EBOLA FEVER.
    GOVERNMENT SHOULD MANDATE ALL ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH OFFICERS NATIONWIDE IN 774 LOCAL GOVERNMENT TO AS A MATTER URGENCY INVESTIGATE AND IDENTIFY ALL BUSH MEAT SALES POINTS FOR POSSIBLE APPREHENSION AND QURANTINE OF ALL THE BUSH MEAT VENDOUR FOR 21 INCUBATION PERIOD.

    2. ALL CASES OF IDENTIFIED MONKEY REARERS NATIONWIDE IN THE RESIDENTIAL PREMISES, THE REARERS SHOULD BE QURANTINE AND MONKEY EXTERMINATED.
    3. HUNTERS SHOULD BE QURANTINE.

  40. Bitter kola is wonderful crop. It aid digestion, it makes U hungry on time, it cleans one system and great antibiotic. The most amazing one is that when you eat it, you can stay without brushing your mouth the next day.

    it does not have any effect.

  41. I heard that bitter kola isn’t good for a young women of reproductive age.

    Please how true is that ‘cos I love eating bitter. Hope it won’t affect my reproductive system when i’m ready to give birth?

    Please I need answers.
    Thank you.

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