Overview

Cola nut is the seed of the Cola plant. Cola nut is used widely in Nigeria and many West African countries as part of traditional hospitality, cultural, and social ceremonies. It is also used to make medicine.

Some people take cola nut by mouth for short-term relief of fatigue (tiredness), chronic (long-term) fatigue syndrome (CFS), melancholy (depression and/or sadness), lack of normal muscle tone (atony), exhaustion, diarrhea from a disease called dysentery, a form of diarrhea called atonic diarrhea, weight loss, and migraine headaches.

In foods and beverages, cola nut is used as a flavoring ingredient.

How does it work ?

Cola nut contains caffeine. Caffeine works by stimulating the central nervous system (CNS), heart, and muscles.

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