Wonderful Kola and Its Medicinal Uses

Wonderful kola, botanically known as Buccholzia coricea is a perennial plant which grows as a tree and it belongs to the family Capparaceae. Its Nigerian local names include ‘uworo’ ‘(Yoruba)’, ‘owi’ (Edo), ‘uke’ (Igbo).

The part commonly eaten is the seed which can be eaten raw or cooked.



According to researchers, wonderful kola enhances the memory, acts as the blood purifier, boosts learning ability and strengthens the nervous system. It is also found to be effective in the treatment of menstrual related issues. Its usefulness is also found in the treatment of hypertension and prevention of premature aging.

It has been proved in Africa that Wonderful kola has the ability to stop migraine/headache when applied on the fore head for ten minutes.


The preparations and applications of Wonderful kola for different ailments as recommended by Dr Eleyinte Samuel are given below:



Grind 5 pieces of wonderful kola, add the bark, roots and leaves of neem (known as dongoyaro in Yoruba). Soaked all in 4 liters of water for two days for proper fermentation. The recommended dosage is a glass in the morning and another one in the night for two months.


2. Diabetics

Grind 5pieces of wonderful kola, add garlic, scent leaves, bitter leaves and small potash. Soak it in 2 liters of water for two days. Dosage is one shot for morning, afternoon and evening.

3. Irregular menstruation

Grinds 4 pieces of wonderful kola, 5 pieces of bitter kola and some quantities of ginger. Soak them in water for 2 days to ferment. Recommended dosage is one shot in the morning, another one in the night for one month.


4. Infections

Grind 3 pieces of Buchholzia coricea, mix it with a 35cl bottle of lime juice. Allow it to ferment for 24hrs and always take it with a shot during menstruation.


5. Asthma

Get 3 wonderful kola and a small amount of ginger. Grind them and mix with 50cl pure honey and 25cl lime juice. Take a tablespoon full, three times daily for a month.


6. Impotency

Get 3 wonderful kola, cut it into pieces, prepare with hot (local gin) for two days, after that take a shot cup before breakfast and one after meal in the night for three days.


7. Ear Disease

Grind 1 Wonderful kola with hot (local gin) or water for a day, the next day, put two drops in each ear.


8. Typhoid/Malaria

Get 4 wonderful kola, 4 ginger; 4 bitter cola cut them into pieces and prepare with two bottles of 7up soft drink for two days. Adult: two spoonful, children: one tablespoon.


9. Toothache:

Get 1 Wonderful cola, grind and soak inside local gin for some minutes, then put in your mouth for three minutes.

To be continued


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