Since ancient times, bitter kola has been used in traditional African medicine. It is said to offer a variety of therapeutic properties, including the ability to combat germs and viral infections.
The plant's name is a good indication of its flavor! The edible seeds have a very bitter flavor, with a hint of sweetness to them as a side effect. In addition to providing numerous nutrients, research have revealed that bitter kola is high in carbs, fat, protein, calcium, potassium, vitamin C, iron and caffeine (amongst other nutrients). Some of the most notable health advantages of bitter kola are listed below.
1. The Nut May Be A Remedy For Of Osteoarthritis.
Osteoarthritis is a prevalent type of arthritis, with symptoms ranging from bothersome to devastating. It is characterized by the degradation of joint cartilage and the underlying bone, which results in pain and stiffness, particularly in the hip, knee, and thumb joints, among other locations. One of the most common causes of osteoarthritis is joint damage, which can also be caused by weight, aging, or a genetic factor.
Symptoms of osteoarthritis were studied at Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria, and researchers came to the conclusion that bitter kola could greatly lessen the inflammation and discomfort associated with the disease. Patient's joint movement is also increased by the herb.
2. It May Be An Antimalarial Agent.
A study published in the Asian Pacific Journal Of Tropical Medicine found that bitter kola includes the antioxidant kolaviron, which has antimalarial activities, according to the findings. Historically, traditional healers have suggested bitter Kola for the treatment of malaria infections; but, in recent years, scientific research have begun to back up their claims.
3. Bitter Kola Has Antibacterial Qualities.
Both the bitter kola seeds and the bitter kola leaves have antibacterial characteristics, according to a study published in the academic journal of microbiology. It was discovered that bitter kola had antibacterial properties against bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes (streptococci), Salmonella typhi (salmonella), and Escherichia coli (ecoli). The presence of bioactive components in the extract, including as tannins and saponins, was discovered to be responsible for the antibacterial action.
4. Bitter Kola Nut may Improve The Immune System.
With a high content of antioxidant, bitter kola is a phrase used to describe any chemical that protects against free radical damage. While free radicals are formed by environmental stressors such as tobacco smoke, UV rays, and air pollution, they are also produced by numerous normal processes in the body, such as exercise and our immune system. Free radicals cause DNA damage as well as damage to cell membranes and other aspects of the cell's architecture. As a result, antioxidants not only provide critical assistance for critical functions in the body, but they also help to maintain the immune system. The ability to fight disease and stay healthy is dependent on having a strong immune system.
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