Kola Nut, Cultivated Without Chemicals
Bulk Herbs: Kola Nut, Cultivated Without Chemicals
Size: 1 oz package
Farming Type: Cultivated Without Chemicals
Tropical Africa is the native home of the towering kola tree growing up to 40 feet (13 meters) tall. Its yellow flowers tinged with purple bear reddish-brown seeds about the size of a walnut with almost no taste but rich in caffeine. Throughout Western Africa, a small piece of nut is chewed before each meal to promote digestion. It was introduced to Europe in the mid 16th century by Portuguese traders. The nut is also thought to improve the flavor of any food and to counteract the effects of drinking tainted water.
Kola nut is the seed kernel of a large African tree now grown commercially around the world. Kola Nut is very popular in these regions as a caffeine-containing stimulant. Its properties are quite similar to that of caffeine, modified only by the astringents present.
NOTE: Contains caffeine, a nervous system stimulant. Excessive use of caffeine can cause insomnia, nervousness, increase heart rate and the other symptoms of excess caffeine intake. Exercise caution when using with other central nervous stimulants, including bronchodilators or adrenergic drugs.
In Magick, The Igbo, a tribe in southern Nigeria, consider the kola nut tree to be the first tree (and fruit) on earth. They consider the nut to be a symbol of hospitality, kindness and fraternity. There are 125 species of Kola and it has long been thought of as a symbol of hospitality and is implemented in many social ceremonies, like marriages, births and funerals.
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