Generally, coca leaf is not recognised in its natural form. Cocaine, a chemical derivative, has been used on the basis of its analgesic (pain-killing) properties. It is extracted from the plant through a long process that extracts the alchaloid of the leaf, turning it into a stupifying narcotic. The process consists in changing the coca leaf into paste, to cocaine base and finally into cocaine hydrochlorate (this is done with the help of various chemicals, acids and even petrol). The result is a highly toxic component for the organism that causes alterations in the nervous system, the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, as well as stimulating the central nervous system, producing dependencies, and mental and physical disturbance.
There has been a campaign, spread via the U.S media since the middle of the last century, to identify coca with cocaine, -hiding the fact that from the 16 components of the drug cocaine, only the old and sacred coca leaf is produced in South America, while the other 15 elements, all legal, are imported from the U.S and Europe. This has generated a prohibition of the use of the plant in its natural form, as has been practiced for hundreds of years by the indigenous people of our mestizo America. It is a campaign to discredit the plant, with the goal of controlling the sale of the narcotics.
One of the major fears when faced with the consumption of this product is whether or not it generates dependency. The risk of developing addiction with Coca Tea, is infinitely small, if we think that one would need more than 500 bags to obtain one gram of cocaine, so we would only absorb a matter of manograms (one anogram is a millionth of a milligram) in a period of time so prolonged that it would not reach suficient quantities to produce disturbances of psycho-stimulation or conduct.
According to recent studies, coca tea can be used precisely to treat
addicts that suffer from cocaine abstinence. Their suffering can be controlled
using the tea to
produce more tranquility and assimilation of nutrients, according to specialist medics in this field. The concentration of coca leaf is very low according to studies indertaken by pharmacological medics of the University of Caldas, Colombia and therefore, ingested in natural form, does not produce serious toxicity or generate dependency. It acts as a mild stimulant, improveing attention and the co-ordination of ideas.
Its contents in vitamins and other elements mean that coca tea constitutes a nutritive complement of the daily diet. In the same studies of the University of Harvard it has been asserted that from 100 grams of Coca there are nearly two grams of Potassium, which is necessary for the equilibrium of the heart. Potassium has also been shown to have slimming properties.
Knowing that these teas are so rich in these nutrients, they become both a food source and medicine.
EACH 100 GRAMS OF COCA LEAF CONTAINS:
|Toal Nitrogen||20.06 mg.|
|Total involatile Alchaloids||0.70 mg.|
|Beta Carotene||9.40 mg.|
|Alpha caroteno||2.76 mg|
|Vitamin C||6.47 mg|
|Vitamin E||40.17 mg.|
|Thiamine (vitamin B1)||0.73 mg.|
|Riboflavin (Vitamina B2)||0.88 mg.|
|Niacin (factor p.p.)||8.37 mg.|
Thinking about the elimination of the coca plant is therefore nonsense, as this is an imposition on the elemental principles and rights of the ancient cultures that have used the coca leaf as a fundamental basis for their cosmovision and traditional knowledge, as well as great qualities such as its nutritional qualities (comparable with milk or soya) and therapeutic qualities.
Now that the terrible ecological consequences for flora, fauna and mankind that the forced erradication of the Coca cultivations has caused - in particular fumigations with glysophate - are being revealed, we present this alternative to take the coca in its pure and natural form to the cities and to treat various pathologies.
The aim is to commercialize coca leaf as an aromatic tea in its completely
natural form, without being subjected to any processing or treatment. It
is simply dried, ground down and packed into a small bag of filter paper.
Its consumption does not have any alterative effects. These aromatics are
consumed in other countries like Peru and Bolivia, under the name of Mate
and are freely for sale in the airports.
These fourteen alchaloids, the aminoacids that they contain, the acids and vitamins A, B1, C and E, thiamin, niacin and roboflavin, make coca a plant with the highest quantity in the world of NON PROTEINIC NITROGEN, which eliminates toxins and pathologies of the human body and gives solubility and hydration properties. This has its optimum effect in combination with a diet of medicinal fruits.
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