Friday, 31 July 2015

Researchers Affirm Efficacy of Bitter Kola in Respiratory Diseases

Garcinia kola is highly valued because of its medicinal use. The seeds are chewed as an aphrodisiac or used to cure cough, dysentery, chest colds in herbal medicine.

The plant has also found usefulness in the treatment of stomach ache and gastritis. In fact, Professor Maurice Iwu, the chairman of INEC in a study carried out at the University of Nigeria Nsukka reported the use of the plant for the treatment of jaundice, high fever, and as purgative.

Some researchers have also reported that the administration of Gk seed extract caused an increase in testosterone production in Sprague-Dawley rates which is thought to be due to its antioxidant properties. Also, studies have confirmed the spermatogenic and tissue enhancing effect of GK extract in male Wistar rats.

They showed that Gk extract exhibits a dilatory effect on the alveolar ducts, alveolar sacs and alveoli thereby improves respiratory activities, which may be due to its antioxidant properties in Swiss albino mice.

Gk has been shown to inhibit smooth muscle activity. It relaxes the smooth muscles of the uterus and the intestine. Although, Gk lacks caffeine, its alkaloid and biflavonoids fractions are said to relax the smooth muscles. Gk has a bronchodilatory effect.

The seeds are used in the treatment of bronchitis and throat infections. They are also used to prevent and relieve colic, cure head or chest colds and relieve cough. Also, the plant is used for the treatment of liver disorders and as a chewing stick.

Historically, plants have provided a source of inspiration for novel drug compounds, as plant derived medicines have made large contributions to human health and well being. The seeds of Garcinia kola (Gk) forms a major part of the herbal preparation used in traditional African medicine practice for the treatment of various respiratory tract diseases including asthma.

Asthma is a very common chronic disease involving the respiration system. Episodic or chronic wheezing, cough, and feeling of tightness in the chest as a result of bronchoconstriction characterize it. The fundamental cause is still unknown despite intensive research. However, three abnormalities are present: airway obstruction that is at least partially reversible, airway inflammation, and airway hyper responsiveness to a variety of stimuli. A link to allergy has long been recognized, and plasma IgE levels are often elevated.

Public attention in the developed world has recently focused on asthma because of its rapidly increasing prevalence, affecting up to one in four urban children.

The disease is caused by a complex interaction of environmental and genetic factors that researchers do not yet fully understand.

Environmental tobacco smoke, especially maternal cigarette smoking, is associated with high risk of asthma prevalence and asthma morbidity, wheeze, and respiratory infections.


                                                        The bitter kola is a type of kola found in parts of Nigeria. Its biological name is “Garcinia kola” and it belongs to the family of “Guittiferal”. Among the Yorubas, it is called ‘Orogbo’, the Igbos call it ‘Agbilu’, ‘Adi’ or ‘Aki ilu’ while among the Hausas, this very popular nut is known as ‘Namijin Gworo.’
It is a wonderful agricultural product with a wide range of applications in natural and orthodox medicine gathers that bitter kola is a potent antibiotic, which could be effective in the treatment of many ailments and infections.
Dr Bartholomew Brai, Nutritional Biochemist at the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Yaba, Lagos, said that bitter kola was used in the preparation of herbal drugs either as nourishment, supplement or herbal remedy.
Brai said, “If a patient on medication chews bitter kola, it will make the drugs ineffective. Aside this, I do not think bitter kola has any other side effect.
“Bitter kola has lots of health benefits, like the treatment of cough, sneezing, cold, diarrhoeas, tuberculosis, bacterial infection and fever.
“It improves lungs function by expanding the alveolar ducts and sac in the lungs thereby improving and strengthening the fibres in the lung tissue.”
He said that there was no recorded side effect to the regular intake of bitter kola, adding that it was all round medicinal.
So, what are you waiting for? Look for the closest bitter kola seller and buy some for yourself, and even friends.

Health benefits of bitter kola

Garcinia Cola, popularly called bitter kola, has been identified as a potent antibiotic which could be efficacious in the treatment of many diseases. Bitter kola is found in the tropical rain region and given different names in Nigeria. It is known as Orogbo in Yoruba land, Namijin-goro among Hausa, Akinu in Ukwuani and Akiulu in Igbo language.
Researchers believe that the kola could be used in treating opportunistic infections associated with HIV. According to them, bitter kola is highly recommended in the treatment of HIV and AIDS because of its anti-bacterial, detoxification and cleansing properties.
For treatment of cough and diarrhea;
The chemical Saponin in bitter kola is responsible for its cleansing effect. Saponin is mainly used as tonic for the liver; it enhances the functions of the liver and gall bladder. It is also very effective in the treatment of cough, diarrhoea, tuberculosis and other bacterial infections.

For bacterial infections;
When food is suspected to be contaminated by bacteria, chew bitter kola immediately after, it will forestall the development of any infection or poisoning.

For long life;
In the past, the kola was eaten mostly by the elderly because of their belief that it could prolong life. It was proven in modern researches. Researches in modern science have revealed that bitter kola contains chemical compounds that will help the breakdown of glycogen in the liver and has other medicinal uses which account for its longevity property in man.

For treatment of glaucoma;
Bitter kola nut water extract holds promise for the treatment of glaucoma. It is able to correct abnormal constriction of the pupil of the eye. It is a safe and effective substance in the control of open angle glaucoma, the commonest type of glaucoma that affects Africans and African Americans.
Most findings conclude that its consumption also showed the same effects on the intraocular pressure in the eye, after 45 minutes of its ingestion, in a dose dependent manner. Ingestion of bitter kola nuts produced a decrease in the pupil size and a drop in the intraocular pressure, thus improving vision and intraocular eye pressure.

As anti-poison;
Bitter kola has been found to be anti-poison. The seed and the bark of bitter kola should be eaten together in cases where food poisoning is suspected. It helps to detoxify the system.
It can also be used to repel snakes for those who live in areas that are prone to snakes.
Bitter kola could be used in the treatment of breast cancer as it has anti-cancerous effect.

For treatment of measles;
For children, when ground and mixed with honey, bitter kola could be used in the treatment of measles and mumps; it should be taken orally and also applied externally in the case of mumps.
The efficacy of the bitter kola in vomiting for both children and adults is high.
It can be used to clear coarse voice; it clears the voice by stimulating the production of mucus along the lining of the vocal tube which softens the dry throat.
The body craves for bitter foods from time to time. Nature advocates a balance in everything, when sweet foods are eaten in excess, the body tends to be more acidic, in order to balance this, it is recommended that bitter foods should be eaten occasionally.
The body is at its optimum health when it is slightly alkaline.

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N:B This is a health tips and not to be considered as medical advice; you can see your doctor any time you are in doubt of the information above which of course is in public domain.


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