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Does anybody know what are the medicinal uses or any other ethnobotanical uses of Cola acuminata?
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Here is some basic information about Cola acuminata and a list of ethnobotanical uses which includes medicinal uses and other uses of Cola acuminata.


Cola acuminata basic info
Scientific Name: Cola acuminata (P. Beauv.) Schott & Endl..
Family: Malvaceae.
Genus: Cola.
Common names in English: cola, colatree, goora-nut, kola.
For common names of Cola acuminata in different languages - See link
Description: Cola acuminata belongs to the family Malvaceae and its fruits are harvested from the forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The fruits contain about 2% catechine-caffeine (colanine), which is believed to have a greater level of alkaloids (caffeine), thereby increasing the stimulatory effect. They are roasted, pounded or chewed and can also be added to drinks such as tea or milk or cereal such as porridge. In West Africa this product is sold as a treatment for erectile dysfunction, although evidence for its effectiveness is limited. - for more info about Cola acuminata See link


Ethnobotanical and folk medicinal uses of Cola acuminata
*The information in this list is based on the ethnobotanical data in Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases.
Dr. Duke does not recommend using this information for self diagnosis or self medication. - See link


Cola acuminata in other websites
Cola acuminata common names, economics importance, distributional range and more in the USDA GRIN website - See link.
Search PubMed (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) for academic researches with the search term Cola acuminata - See link.
See if there is something in Youtube on the term Cola acuminata - See link.


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