Health – Bitter Cola is another plant seed that has crept into the life and culture of many people especially people in the Western part of Africa and also to other parts of the world.
Bitter cola which is also known as Garcinia Kola is most eaten for medicinal purposes as a traditional medicine but apart of the medicinal use of bitter cola in Africa the Coca-Cola company has also sold this goodness of bitter cola to other parts of the world through its beverages.
Let’s look at the health benefits of this bitter seed : –
1. It combat infections: It has been used from time immemorial to fight infections and even health conditions like common cold and even hepatitis. It has proven great results in the combat against cold, some bacterial infections, and other viral infections.
2. It reduces inflammation: Bitter cola incredibly reduces inflammation and has been used to cure arthritis as it is mostly chewed to reduce arthritis, like that on the knee. In a study in 2008, it is said that potassium in bitter cola could be responsible for its rapid cure of arthritis.
3. It fights against diabetes: According to studies also in 2008, a chemical known as kolaviron which is also found in it can help reduce one’s risk of getting diabetes especially the type 2 kind of diabetes and it also protect against hypoglycemia in people with type 2 diabetes.
Now you know some of the amazing health benefits of the cola and how it can help cure and manage some health conditions and therefore it should not be taken for granted. However, if you are suffering from any kind of health condition, do not lean on self medication, please visit a doctor as self medication is bad. Be responsible for your health.