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Bitter Kola

Garcinia Kola

A cultivated tree that is highly valued in West and Central Africa for its edible nuts. The extracts of the seed commonly known as “bitter kola”, are a mainstay of African herbal medicine. The seeds are used for liver disorders, bronchitis, throat infections, colic, head or chest colds, and cough. The stem of the plant is also chewed as a 'chewing stick' to treat teeth, mouth and throat disorders.

The bitter plant, which is believed to contain a high source of vitamins and minerals such as Vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2, B3, fiber, calcium, potassium, and iron, is also a potent antioxidant.

HEALTH BENEFITS

  • Helps in strengthening and stabilising lung tissue and maintaining respiratory tract

  • Used in the treatment of chest colds, laryngitis, liver diseases, cough, hoarseness of voice and diabetes and its associated complications

  • It also has a favourably high antioxidant content for a healthy body