Garcinia Kola commonly known as Bitter Kola is an African edible seed that contains medicinal properties capable of curing various infectious diseases.
Bitter kola is found in Central and Western Africa (Nigeria, Benin, Cameroon, the Gambia, Democratic Republic of the Congo Ivory Coast, Mali, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Senegal and Sierra Leone).
Traditional Africans make their medicines with all parts of bitter Kola plant such as; the leaves, stem and seeds.
Bitter Kola is mostly eaten raw, it has an elaborate taste of bitterness with a slight taste of sweetness.
The awesomeness of this seed can not be overemphasized. Are you aware that bitter kola can be used in making drinks that contain a lot of health benefits like lipids, protein, vitamin C, calcium, potassium, iron, caffeine and a number of nutrients?
These bitter kola drinks are easy to make, can be made in different ways and at the same time retain their health benefits. Below are different ways of making these nutritional drinks with its benefits;
Bitter Kola soaked in Coconut water
Bitter Kola soaked in Lime Water
Bitter kola has been known, eaten and used for health problems for years in Africa but in recent times, scientists are being aware of the numerous health benefits associated with bitter kola through their study.
However, we are aware of the health benefits of bitter kola which might influence our eating routine and day-to day living but bitter kola should not replace a medical advice or supplement prescribed unless its being prescribed medically for an ailment.
It is also important that we take caution in the consumption of bitter kola, there’s a popular saying that states ‘Moderation is key’.
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