Scientists at our laboratories have performed extensive research and written many books on this wonder plant called “Garcinia”. Interestingly, it is used as ‘kola’ for visitors in many Nigeria’s cultural settings, as well as chewed as snack by many who know the diverse benefits of it!
Researchers have identified Bitter kola as a potential antimicrobial and detoxifier. The antibacterial, antiviral, detoxifing and cleansing properties is responsible for being used widely in the treatment of various diseases and infections.
Garcinia kola is used extensively in West African traditional medicine for the treatment of laryngitis, general inflammation, bronchitis, viral infections and diabetes. It is also a rejuvenating agent, adptogen and general antidote. Kolaviron, the mixture of biflavonoids, benzophenones and chromanols, and related phenolic compounds in G.kola possesses strong antioxidant activities.
1. COLD REMEDY:
Very effective in managing symptoms of cold and sore throat, pains, cough, nasal congestion and helps coagulate phlegm
It is used in many tropical countries to fight infectious diseases. It has positive effect on pains, bacteria and viruses.
Because of its cleansing effects on the liver, gall bladder and the entire body system, it reduces the absorption of toxins.
Perhaps the greatest value of bitter kola extract is prevention and management of diabetic complications of the eye because of it activity on aldose reductase.
OTHER HEALTH BENEFITS
• IMMUNITY: The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties makes the body resistant to infections.
• IMPOTENCE: Impotence is restored by increasing blood supply to the core area in men who have hardening of the arteries.
• HANGOVER: It prevents the alcoholic induced hangover.
It is intriguing that bioflavonoids of Garcinia kola are capable of modulating almost any physiological anomaly. The answer perhaps lies in the role of flavonoids in the evolutionary course of human beings. Humans, over many millennia, have adapted to a diet, which is favourable for their survival and the flavonoid-like structures were part of the physiological system.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
As an anti-infective: Two capsules to be taken three times a day for one week
As food supplement: One capsule daily.
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