What is kola nut good for? The following are some health benefits of kola nut:
Because of the high amounts of caffeine (which stimulates the heart, central nervous system, and muscles), kola nut can help fight fatigue. In fact, because it is not addictive or leads to depression, the Journal of the American Medical Association recommends kola nut over other stimulants.
It can benefit some gastrointestinal problems, including dysentery and atonic (lack of muscle tone) diarrhea. It also stimulates gastric acid production and can help aid digestion.
The stimulants in kola nut dilate vessels and increase blood flow. Increasing blood flow to the head can help treat migraine headaches.
It may help people with asthma. It acts as a bronchodilator and, according to a study published in the Journal of American Medicine, may decrease the length of an attack.
Cuts and Scrapes
Externally, kola nut can be used in a poultice to treat cuts and scrapes.