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Bitter Kola – Keypoints-Dictionary!

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Ebola Virus – Key points, Key words, key phrases.

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  • The Ebola virus originated or was man made in the West African Rainforest.
  • The Ebola virus was first discovered in 1976 in Zaire.
  • Zaire is now called the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • There has been other cases in Sudan and Ivory Coast.
  • It is thought the virus spread from bush animals to human through liquid contact.
  • Other views are that the virus is man made by scientists working in research laboratories and experimenting on people and animals just like the contraceptive pill was tested on a small country initially.
  • Symptoms start suddenly from around 2 to 23 days after becoming infected through fluids.
  • The Ebola Virus is not an airborne transmitted disease like the common flu but is caught through touching.
  • It can be contacted from human to human through touching clothes, liquid, dead body at funeral etc
  • The virus multiplies at an exceedingly high rate in the human body.
  • There is often internal and external bleeding to the body.
  • There can be an onset of high fever and severe bleeding through the eyes, ears and possibly the mouth.
  • Initial stages are of rash, vomiting, headache, sorethroat, diarrhoea, muscle pain, sudden fever, intense weakness etc.
  • There are possible advanced damages to the kidney and liver function.
  • In vitro the Garcinia kola bitter compound has been shown to reduce the production of the virus although reports are not fully conclusive.
  • Garcinia kola contains dimeric flavonoid, which consists of two powerful flavonoid molecules joined together.


Antimicrobial effect of bitter kola – Researched Laboratory findings but not globally confirmed -Key Points, Key words, Key phrases on the Go!

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  1. Extracts demonstrated antifungal activity against aspergillus niger.
  2. Minimum inhibitory concentration showed antimicrobial activity against staphylococcus aureus
  3. It has presence of phytochemical compounds which consists of  cardiac glycosides, steroids,flavonoids, tannins, reducing sugars, and saponins,   .
  4. Research has demonstrated that some extracts of Garcinia kola seed posses strong antibacterial and antifungal properties in comparison with standard antibiotics amoxicillin; ciproxin; tetracycline and streptomycin used in vito commonly used world wide.
  5. Invito showed that it is a chemotherapeutic agent in the treatment of fungal and bacterial infections.
  6. Contains sources of substantial ascorbic acid (vitamin C.) 
  7. Chemical constituents have anti-hepatoxic effects;
  8. Biflavonoids in bitter kola exhibit powerful potent anti-oxidant 
  9. Bitter Kola improves liver function. 
  10. Possible replacement for hops in the brewing of lager beer  both hop extracts and Garcinia have similar effects on spoilage microorganism.
  11. African healers believe that Garcina Kola has many healing properties including antimicrobial, antiparastic, antiviral and purgative qualities.
  12. Known in societies to help with cough, tooth aches (rubbing the bitter on top and around the pain in the tooth), cleaning of the blood, kills sore throats quickly like overnight, dilates blood vessels, reduces stress levels, helps with skin viral conditions (crushed up with base cream) might be stronger than acyclovir, liver disorders and cleaning the teeth through the use of chewing stick.
  13. Bitter Kola has been used for centuries in africa – why isnt it not used internationally and part of the pharmaceutical world? It could be more powerful that Acyclovir commonly used in Europe!.Bitter Kola ingredients can help people world wide and much better than the drugs commonly used; may be the need for money by pharmaceuticals could be the underlying reason.
  14. It has shown to be helpful with the Ebola Virus and it might be helpful with the HIV virus.