Kola Nut / Cola Nitida
Native to Africa, this plant is generally known for its fruit the kola nut, originally used to mimic the cola flavour in Coca-Cola. Now grown throughout the world in tropical regions, the fruit’s aromatic seed contains a natural source of caffeine and are chewed fresh.
It is also believed to modify the taste sensation so that any food or drink consumed immediately after being chewed, seems sweet.
Traditionally used in Western Herbal Medicine to:
- Increase mental alertness
- Relieve tiredness
- Reduce cognitive fatigue