Erythroxylon coca


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Synonyms for Erythroxylon coca

a South American shrub whose leaves are chewed by natives of the Andes

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Cocaine comes from the erythroxylon coca bush, growing primarily in Colombia, Peru and Bolivia.
El termino Erythroxylon, vocablo compuesto de las palabras griegas "erythros", que alude al color rojo del tronco de algunos arboles y arbustos, y "xylon" --madera--, fue utilizado por primera vez por Patrick Browne en 1756, pero el frances Juan Bautista Lamarck, es quien hace la primera descripcion nomenclatura] de la planta, a la que denomino Erythroxylon Coca Lam.
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.
Extracts of the tea-like Erythroxylon coca plant leaves contains cocaine.