Kola Nut Tea has been known for being effective in treating hunger pangs and boosting energy. The kola nut (cola) is native to the rainforests of Africa. The trees can reach up to 60 feet having 30 centimeters long leaves and star shaped fruits. The kola nut contains a huge amount of caffeine and it is used in many West African cultures to suppress hunger pangs. The kola nut is also used as a religious object being offered during prayers, weddings or funerals.
It is used to flavor popular cola drinks such as Coca-Cola and Pepsi.
The main constituents of kola nut are antioxidants, calcium, potassium, iron, beta-carotene, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, sugar and vitamin C.
How To Make Kola Nut tea
To brew Kola Nut Tea, place 1-2 teaspoons of kola nut in 8 ounces of water. Boil the mix and then let it steep for about 3-5 minutes. When the time is up, pour the tea into your cup using a strainer to catch the kola nut herbs.
Kola Nut Tea Benefits
- Boosts your mood.
- Fights depression.
- Improves male potency.
- Suppresses food appetite.
- Helps in the treatment of congestion problems such as asthma and whooping cough.
Kola Nut Tea Side Effects
- Because of its caffeine content, pregnant and breastfeeding women shouldn’t drink Kola Nut Tea.
- People with hypertension and heart disease should also avoid Kola Nut Tea.
- Do not drink Kola Nut Tea before bed, since its caffeine content may stop you from having a restful sleep.
Enjoy Kola Nut Tea and all its wonderful benefits. Just keep in mind that kola nut tea contains caffeine and try to avoid over consumption, in order to not experience its side effects!