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Kola Nut Plants (Cola Acuminata)

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Plant Type

Common Name: Bitter Kola, Cola Nut

Botanical Name: Cola Acuminata

General Information:

Origin: Indigenous to West Africa. Recognized for its cultural and historical significance. Known for providing caffeine, a key component in cola beverages.

Bitter taste when chewed fresh. Dried nuts offer a milder taste. Reportedly emits a nutmeg aroma. Used for short-term relief from fatigue, depression, and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Addresses issues like atonic diarrhea and migraines. Integral flavoring ingredients in foods and beverages. Contributes to the distinctive taste of cola drinks.

Culinary and Medicinal Uses:

The Kola Nut plays a dual role in Western culture, contributing to the unique flavor of cola beverages and offering a traditional remedy for various health concerns. From providing an energy boost to being a cultural symbol, the Kola Nut continues to make its mark in both culinary and medicinal realms.

Cultivation Details:

Blooming Time/Fruiting: 4-10 years.

Maintenance: Moderate care is needed for cultivation.

Planting and Care

Outdoor planting site, deeply rich and fertile soil, excellent drainage and a lot of available height as the plant is known to grow upto 18 Mt high.

Special Feature

When crushed and combined with honey, kola nuts are thought to help digestion and are used as a cough cure. Infections, skin illnesses, and other ailments have also been claimed to be treated. Toothaches, ulcers, morning sickness, gastrointestinal disorders, migraines, and depression.


Cola is derived from its caffeine-rich seeds, utilised as flavouring ingredients in carbonated soft drinks. Kola nuts are used as a religious object and sacred offering during prayers, ancestor veneration, and significant life events.