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Related to Erythroxylon: Erythroxylon coca
  • noun

Synonyms for Erythroxylon

a large genus of South American shrubs and small trees of the family Erythroxylaceae

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Cocaine is made from the leaves of the coca tree, Erythroxylon coca in the plant family erythroxylaceae.
The history of cocaine use dates back to 1500 BC when Peruvian Incas chewed the leaves of Erythroxylon coca to increase their endurance and ability to work at high altitudes.
A Cocaine comes from the leaf of the Erythroxylon coca bush and was first isolated in 1859.
Cocaine comes from the erythroxylon coca bush, growing primarily in Colombia, Peru and Bolivia.
Most commonly used local anaesthetics are safe preparations derived from the coca plant, Erythroxylon coca, with which we normally associate cocaine.
Cocaine, which is derived from the leaves of Erythroxylon coca, has been used for its stimulating and euphoric effects for centuries; reports of its use by the Incas date back to 1230 A.
As a farmer-friendly shrub, about the only thing that could beat Erythroxylon coca would be a money tree.