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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Pharmacologist Dr Thomas Barragry noted it was clearly stated on the tea bag that one of the main ingredients was erythroxylon coca, the South American plant that is a source of cocaine.
* Coca (Erythroxylon coca): "The mountaineer's medicine." Specific for altitude sickness.
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.