Kola nut has a bitter flavor and contains caffeine. Kola was originally used to make cola soft drinks though today most of these mass produced beverages use artificiaş flavourings. The caffeine present acts as a bronchodilator explanding the bronchial air passages. Kola nuts are used mainly for their stimulant and euphoriant qualities. They have effects similar to other xanthine containing herbs like cocoa, tea, coffee. Animal experiments indicate that kola nus have fat burning properties, and stimulate the secretion of gastric juices. Human stuides shows kola nuts have positive chronotropic and weak diuretic effects. In humans in enchances alertness and physical energy, elevates mood, increases tactile sensivity. Effects may last up to 6 hours after ingestion.