cola tree

cola tree

An evergreen shrub, the berries of which stimulate cardiorespiratory responses. Cola berries have been used by herbalists for anorexia, asthma, diarrhoea in irritable bowel syndrome, fluid retention, headaches and migraines, hangovers, indigestion, and motion sickness.

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Cola berries are contraindicated in patients with hypertension, coronary heart disease, hypercholesterolaemia, history of stroke, and pregnancy.
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An 1879 report in America's Mineral Water Trade Review said: "In Scotland they have a drink called Kola in which extracts from the nuts and leaves of the African cola tree are used.
An 1879 report in the Mineral Water Trade Review said: "In Scotland they have a drink called Kola in which extracts from the nuts and leaves of the African cola tree are used.
That 1909 music hall hit, When the Dodo Bird is Singing in a Coca Cola Tree, was a real catchy number.