Garcinia kola, often known as Bitter kola, is a flowering plant found mostly in the tropical rain forest region of Central and West Africa. In folkloric medicine, every part such as the seeds, stem, and leaves has medicinal value.
The nut is relatively large, being about the size of a chestnut.
The kola nut has a bitter taste but becomes sweeter, as it is chewed.
The kola nut may be beneficial for certain health conditions.
Whether taken in supplement form or chewed, kola nuts can have certain side effects.