Cola nitida

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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Cola nitida flowers twice a year with a minor flowering event occurring in January and February and a major flowering event occurring between August-October.
Genetic variability studies in the gcrmplasm collection of kola (Cola nitida [Vent] Schott and Endlicher) in South Western Nigeria.
Content of polyphenols compounds in the Nigerian stimulants Cola nitida ssp.
It was entitled 'Comparative studies on the possible antioxidant properties of ethanolic seed extracts of Cola nitida (kola nut) and Garcinia kola (bitter kola) on hydrogen peroxide-induced oxidative stress in rats.'
The Cola nitida tree, native to the lowland rainforest soils of West Africa, produces seeds which have uses dating back to ancient times.
Investors can take advantage of the proven demand for medicinal plants from Ghana and the suitability of the environment for the cultivation of various medicinal plants such as Cola Nitida (locally known as bese), Alchornea Cordifolia (ogyama), Griffonia Simplicifolia (Kagya), etc.
[12.] Abulade FO Composition and properties of cola nitida and cola acuminate flour in Nigeria.
Afrormosia laxiflora, Cola nitida and Pterocarpus erinaceus extracts had long been used in Cote d'Ivoire as folk remedies in several diseases (Ake-Assi, 1984).
But several studies had demonstrated that Cola nitida, Afrormosia laxiflora, Pterocarpus erinaceus extracts contained a high number of phenolic compounds: catechin, quinic acid, tannic acid, chlorogenic acid and flavonoids for Cola nitida (Rakotoarison et al.
Caffeine is present, often in greater quantities, in other stimulating drinks, such as tea, an infusion of the leaves of Camellia sinensis (1-4.5%); mate, made from the leaves of Ilex paraguayensis (0.5-1.5%); cola drinks, zmade from the fruits of Cola nitida (2.5-3.5%); guarana and yoco, made from the fruits of the Amazonian Paullinia cupana (2.5-5%) and P.
Extracts of the Theobroma cacao nuts, useful in the cocoa industry, especially the bitter African Cola nitida seed pods, also contain caffeine.
Cola nuts Cola nitida, from a lowland evergreen, act as a stimulant to the nervous system, to counteract fatigue or depression.