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“Cocaine is an alkaloid which is contained in the Erythroxylon coca which grows in the Andes mountains of Peru and Bolivia 1000 to 3000 m. above sea level. 1 The first use of cocaine in history was by the Peruvian Indians in the 6th century who chewed on the coca leaves for the sense of wellness and endurance which it produced and who believed it to be a part of the Inca religion. 2”
“Dominant species in the tree community are Haematoxylum campechianum, Bucida spinosa and Dalbergia glabra, with others including Byrsonima bucidaefolia, Cameraria latifolia, Erythroxylon areolatum and Malpighia lundellii.”
“The low-lying wet forest has been highly affected by the opening of areas for settlements and the growing of marijuana (Cannabis sativa) and coca (Erythroxylon sp.), leaving only a few thinned-out and fragmented original stronghold forests.”
“Cocaine is manufactured from the dry leaves of the _Erythroxylon coca_, which grows in the valleys of the East Cordilleras of South”
“Coca (Erythroxylon coca) is a bush, and the leaves contain the stimulant cocaine.”
“Within its trim beds are contained tea and coffee plants, sugar-canes, caoutchouc and gutta-percha trees, _Erythroxylon coca_ for cocaine, and trees producing tannin and oils.”
“ The leaves of this shrub (_Erythroxylon coca_) contain a stimulant substance that in its effects is much like the active principle of coffee.”
“The _coca_ to which the betel-nut is here compared is the dried leaf of a Peruvian shrub (_Erythroxylon coca_). of stimulant and tonic qualities.”
The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 — Volume 12 of 55 1601-1604 Explorations by Early Navigators, Descriptions of the Islands and Their Peoples, Their History and Records of the Catholic Missions, as Related in Contemporaneous Books and Manuscripts, Showing the Political, Economic, Commercial and Religious Conditions of Those Islands from Their Earliest Relations with European Nations to the Close of the Nineteenth Century
“-- The leaves of this Australian plant are chewed by the natives of Central Australia, just as the Peruvians and Chilians masticate the leaves of the _Erythroxylon coca_, to invigorate themselves during their long foot journeys through the country.”
“The coca (_Erythroxylon coca_, Lam.) is a shrub about six feet in height, with bright green leaves and white blossoms.”
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