Bitter Sweet

Bitter Kola is a natural flowering plant, primarily found in tropical rainforests within West and Central Africa. This incredible ingredient has a huge number of benefits, keep reading to find out.

Bitter Kola is extremely important to various tribes and villages in West Africa. Traditionally used by African medicine men, who believe it has a purgative effect. In Igbo, the language used by one of the three main tribes in Nigeria, Bitter Kola is known as Akiilu.

Our Bitter Kola Scrub clarifies the skin, removing impurities and containing anti-inflammatory properties. This nut contains a large amount of caffeine and other stimulants (Theobromine, Kolatin and Glucose) waking and freshening the skin. Bitter Kola has been found to have a vast range of benefits, which is why it is used in medicine and cosmetology. Some interesting facts include:

  1. It can help osteoarthritis. Bitter Kola can help reduce
    inflammation, lessening the pain felt by those that suffer.
  2. Improves the immune system. The Bitter Kola nut contains
    Vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2 and B3 as well as being packed with
    antioxidants. This helps fight bacteria and increase
    immunity levels to fight and prevent illnesses.
  3. Anti-malaria agent. Bitter Kola has antioxidant and
    anti-inflammatory properties. Research has shown that this
    amazing ingredient can help treat malaria. Traditional
    medicine men have used this ingredient for many years.
  4. Mental alertness. Due to the high caffeine content it has a
    stimulant effect. Bitter Kola can improve a person's mood
    and awareness. This high caffeine content can also help
    keep people awake.
  5. Fighting Glaucoma. Glaucoma is a condition, with an
    increase in pressure, causing gradual sight loss. Ultimately
    those suffering can become permanently blind. Bitter Kola,
    when eaten twice a day has been shown to help reduce this

    These are just some of the benefits of Bitter Kola, and the
    amazing properties of this ingredient show why we included it in
    one of our scrubs!

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    Hannah x

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