Bitter kola is an African plant that’s used for its health benefits and medicinal properties. Its seeds are the most used part that offers a wide variety of nutrients. It has a lot of sexual benefits for men including its ability to treat premature ejaculation.
Using the right quantity in the right way is essential to gain health benefits from bitter kola. You must know how to use bitter kola to last longer in bed, so you don’t end up overconsuming or under-consuming it.
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What is Bitter Kola?
Bitter kola, also known as garcinia kola, male kola, and false kola, is a flowering plant native to Africa and belongs to the garcinia genus. The plant and its seeds have a long history in the traditional African medicine system where it was used for its several health benefits.
The seeds of garcinia kola are consumed raw and they have a bitter taste. It is used as a stimulant in Nigeria and other parts of Africa. All the parts of the garcinia kola plant are used for the treatment of several medical disorders.
Bitter Kola Benefits
Most of the benefits associated with bitter kola aren’t scientifically proven as the research in this area is still in its early stages.
The early research on bitter kola has revealed the following benefits:
- Garcinia kola is used as a stimulant to increase physiological or nervous activity, according to a study
- A 1990 study reported that bitter kola improves liver health and prevents damage to the liver due to its hepatoprotection properties
- A study identified multiple benefits of garcinia kola including purgative (a substance that removes unwanted waste from your body and increases bowel movement), anti infection, antimicrobial, antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, and aphrodisiac properties
- Multiple studies identified the sexual benefits of bitter kola that includes its aphrodisiac property (a substance that stimulates sexual desire) and fertility enhancer
- A review study reported the impact of garcinia kola on the reproductive health of males and females. It improves fertility in males and females.
Is Kola Nut and Bitter Kola the Same?
No, these are two different plants and seeds. Kola nut belongs to the genus cola while bitter kola belongs to the genus garcinia which makes them different plant species belonging to two different plant families.
They are often confused due to the similarity in their names, shape, and taste. Kola nut has the properties of caffeine and is used extensively in drinks. Bitter kola, on the other hand, is a plant whose seeds, leaves, stems, bark, and other parts are used for their medicinal benefits.
Can Bitter Kola Make You Last Longer in Bed?
Research on bitter kola is scarce and most of the studies are conducted on animals, especially rats. Garcinia kola does have aphrodisiac properties according to multiple studies, and this is what makes it a popular herb for premature ejaculation.
Studies like this and this have reported the sexual benefits of bitter kola based on anecdotal evidence. However, a 2012 study on rats reported that garcinia kola does not improve sexual ability and doesn’t qualify as an aphrodisiac. Rats were given an aqueous extract of the bitter kola seeds and were observed for changes in sexual behavior across a range of factors. No significant improvement was reported except a normal increase in testosterone levels.
Research in this area is scarce. Anecdotal data needs more scientific evidence especially human studies to support or refute it.
Since garcinia kola has no major side effects, it is considered safe for use, and you can use it to last longer in bed if you want to.
How to Use Bitter Kola to Last Longer in Bed
If you want to use garcinia kola to last longer in bed, you must use its seed (instead of the stem, leaves, or other parts) as the stimulant and aphrodisiac properties are associated with its seed.
There are multiple ways to use bitter kola for premature ejaculation:
1. Chew Bitter Kola Seeds
Seeds have the most nutrition. They are chewed raw by the locals to gain health benefits and you should do the same.
The taste is bitter, and it gets a bit hard to chew bitter kola seeds raw, so you can mix it with something sweet like honey or Nutella. We recommend using bitter kola seed with honey as it has a lot of sexual benefits for men and helps you last longer in bed. It increases the effect of garcinia kola.
Dip one seed in honey and chew it. A single seed once a day is enough to start with.
2. Aqueous Solution
The problem with chewing bitter kola nuts in its raw form is that it has a bitter taste, and a lot of people don’t like it. You can use bitter kola powder to create an aqueous solution in the form of a drink, tea, or smoothie.
A single teaspoon mixed in a glass of water, milk, or a smoothie of your choice is enough. If it makes your drink bitter, add honey or sugar for balance.
A single glass with one teaspoon of garcinia kola powder per day is all you need to last longer in bed naturally.
3. Mix with Meals
Try adding bitter kola to your meals and salads. The smell of dried bitter kola seeds is similar to nutmeg. You can, therefore, use dried garcinia kola seeds or even its powder for aroma in your meals.
Add a dried bitter kola seed to your meal during cooking as a spice. Or, add a half teaspoon of bitter kola extract to your meals for aroma and taste.
Garcinia kola has a lot of health benefits for men. Its aphrodisiac properties make it an ideal nut that can make you last longer in bed with several other sexual benefits.
The lack of research on its effectiveness and bitter taste makes garcinia kola less popular among men. However, it has been used for centuries in the African medicinal system for its sexual benefits. There are no reported side effects so you can give it a try and see how it works for you.
If you use caffeine and soda drinks, you shouldn’t hesitate to use bitter kola as they all are stimulants.
Use bitter kola the right way to last longer in bed. Make sure you use its seed as that’s the main source of nutrients.
Updated: August 29, 2023