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Erythroxylum Coca
BOTANICAL CLASSIFICATION
Family :
Erythroxylaceae
Genus :
Erythroxylum (Former: Erythroxylon)
Species :
coca; novagranatense
COMMON NAMES
Huanuco (E. coca var coca)
EFFECTS CLASSIFICATION
Stimulant
DESCRIPTION
Erythroxylum coca is a high altitudes S. American shrub that's leaves are the source of cocaine. The leaves are "chewed" (held in the cheek) in combination with mineral lime to provide physical and mental stimulation and reduction in altitude sickness. It has a long history of human use.
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