Product of Jamaica
Used to boost your metabolism to help increase weight loss. Bissy can be found in some stimulant weight loss supplements. A 2002 study on an herbal supplement that included ephedra and kola nut was found to increase weight loss, decrease fat, and improve blood lipids. No adverse side effects were reported.
There is no vaccine or mainstream medicinal drug to treat chigungunya. Many people with the condition turn to bissy tea for symptom relief.
According to a 2014 study, bissy may have anticancer and chemopreventive abilities against some breast and prostate cancers. More research is needed before bissy can be confirmed as a cancer treatment. Some research is ongoing to explore bissy's effectiveness against other cancer cell lines.
Bissy contains caffeine and is used as a stimulant to keep you alert and induce a sense of well-being. It's also used to boost your metabolism to help increase weight loss. Bissy can be found in some stimulant weight loss supplements. A 2002 study on an herbal supplement that included ephedra and kola nut was found to increase weight loss, decrease fat, and improve blood lipids. No adverse side effects were reported. Still, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned ephedra supplements in 2004.
According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, the FDA ephedra ban does not include herbal remedies or herbal teas. As a result, there may still be products on the market that contain both ephedra and bissy. You should not use them unless under the supervision of your doctor or a qualified natural medicine practitioner.
How to Use Bissy
You can make bissy tea from bissy (kola) nuts or bissy powder. To make, grate the nuts, and pour 1/2 cup of hot water over one tablespoon of grated or ground nuts. You may sweeten the tea with honey or sugar. Some people add ginger or mint. Enjoy the tea hot or cold. You can also use pre-made bissy tea bags.
There is no standardized dosage of bissy tea to treat specific health conditions. Different brands may contain varying amounts of bissy and caffeine. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for use. If possible, consult a qualified health practitioner to determine the proper dose for your needs.
Side Effects and Precautions
When used in food amounts, bissy is generally considered safe. Most of bissy's side effects come from caffeine. Using bissy tea long-term increases your risk of side effects, and long-term use of caffeine may worsen health certain health conditions and interact with medications. You should not use bissy tea if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
NOTE: We highly recommend that before using any herbal medications you should consult your health care provider or medical doctor for professional advice.
Disclaimer: All herbs and spices are sold for medical and household use only, again we advice that before using any HERBS for medical purposes, please consult your physician.