Synonyms: Kola Seeds. Gurru Nuts. Bissy Nuts. Cola Seeds. Guru Nut.
Kola Nut is also known as Cola, although Kola is called a nut, the part of
this plant consumed is really the inner part of the fleshy seeds.
The seeds are extensively used as a condiment by the natives of
Western and Central tropical Africa and known around the world as a
strong caffeine stimulant.
The kola nut has a bitter flavor and caffeine content, and is chewed in
many West African cultures, individually or in a social setting, to restore
vitality and ease hunger pangs. consumed as a euphoric stimulant.
Active constituents: caffeine, theobromine, tannins and phenolics, also
d-catechin, l-epicatechin, kolatin, kolanin and phlobaphens, Kola also
contains the anthocyanin pigment kola red, betaine, protein and starch.
Traditional use: chewing (nut) or as a infusion, by adding 1-2 teaspoons
grinded or powdered kola nuts to 2 cupfuls (300 ml) of boiling water
and allowing it to steep for 10-15 minutes.
Warning: The side-effects are similar to those of coffee; restlessness
and sleeplessness. Do not exceed recommended dosage.
Not suitable for pregnant/ breastfeeding woman and children.
Keep out of reach of children. Consult the disclaimer before your order.
Store in a cool and dry place.