Orogbo whose scientific name is Garcinia Kola and is also known as Bitter Kola, is a flowering plant from the rain forests in West Africa. The fruit seeds, and nuts of the plant have been used for centuries to treat a variety of ailments. Studies indicate that Garcinia kola could be used as an effective natural weight loss solution, which has the diet world buzzing over whether or not there’s finally a real solution for weight loss.
Benefits of Garcinia Kola:
Aside weight loss, some of the other benefits of Garcinia kola include:
- Improved Lung Function: Garcinia kola is often used to treat chest colds but research has shown it can benefit the lungs even further. According to researchers, Garcinia kola works to dilate the alveolar ducts and sacs by improving the strength of lung tissue. Garcinia kola is exceptionally effective in treating cough.
- Reduced Eye Pressure: A 2010 study found that Garcinia kola could dramatically reduce eye pressure, which is commonly a symptom of glaucoma.
- Arthritis Treatment: A 2008 study found that the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of Garcinia kola could significantly reduce joint inflammation and pain. It is believed that bitter kola could alleviate these symptoms by eliminating the cause of arthritis, which is fluid buildup and inflammation.
- Improved Immune System Function: Garcinia kola has several antioxidant compounds, which help to improve the immune system fight off disease and colds. This is one of the big reasons that Garcinia kola is often used to treat chest colds and other common ailments.
- Helps in relieving symptoms of a hangover
- Useful for detoxification, libido enhancement, reducing inflammation in the body.