Cola nitida

Family Name: 
Malvaceae
Local Name: 
Bese
Traditional Uses: 

Food: Fruit is used as a stimulant when chewed to reduce fatigue, prevent hunger pangs, increase mental activity and reduce the need for sleep.
Medicine: Seed is used to treat shingles.

Plant Category: 
Forest Foods and Medicinal Plants
Disease Treated: 
  • Shingles
Food Category: 
Fruits