Latin name: Cola nitida
Kola nut is a caffeine-containing nut of evergreen trees of the genus Cola. Kola nuts are perhaps best known to Western culture as a flavouring ingredient and one of the sources of caffeine in cola and other similarly flavoured beverages, although the use of kola (or kola flavoring) in commercial cola drinks has become uncommon.
Kola nut is a strong stimulant. Like coffee, and guarana, guarana has almost the same effect, but is milder and less activating. Kola nut is stimulating and non-soporific (it keeps you awake). The psychoactive effect however is stronger and different. The power of endurance increases, while it dispels hunger. It also increases concentration, clears the brain, works as a light aphrodisiac and it can raise a ‘high’. It boosts your normal capabilities at – for instance – work, sports, dance and sex