vera) (or Cola nitada)
The seeds of the Kola tree
supply the flavouring of the world's most popular soft drink. Kola is a stimulant that is
often prescribed for overall mental fatigue or depression.
It is also used to treat
diarrhoea caused by nervousness; headaches; motion sickness; and loss of appetite.
The herb may also open the
bronchial passages, helping asthmatics to breathe more easily. The potent ingredient in
Kola is caffeine, the same substance which is in coffee.
How It May Benefit
If you are sensitive to
caffeine, Kola may be too strong a stimulant for you. If you feel nervous or have trouble
sleeping, decrease your dose or stop taking Kola.
Individuals with diabetes,
insomnia, anxiety disorders, digestive disorders, chronic high blood pressure, high
cholesterol, heart disease, or a history of strokes should not use Kola.
If you are pregnant you
should check with your Doctor before using Kola, since it contains caffeine.
Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced
herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.
Available in dry bulk,
capsules, and tinctures