Bitter kola aka Garcinia kola, is a plant mostly found in West Africa in countries like Congo, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, etc.
Traditionally in Nigeria, the fruit is used by our forefathers to welcome visitors and this practice is also done in our time.
Bitter kola also has other interesting uses which are listed below.
Bitter kola is recommended by scientist in the treatment of diabetes and reduction of sugar in the body.
Bitter kola is also packed with nutrients and vitamins that include carbohydrates, protein, vitamin C, iron, caffeine etc.
Kola chases away evil spirits and snakes living around and also subsides the effects of poison (not scientifically proven).
SEXUAL PERFORMANCE :
It is also “hypothetically” used for sexual enhancement. In men, it is said to improve sexual performance and erectile dysfunction.
So when next someone visits, offer bitter kola with these benefits in mind and know that the best medicines comes with a bitter taste and bitter kola is no exception.