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Cuckoo for Coca Leaf

by dreamyclouds (writer), Atlanta, Ga, July 21, 2007


Since 8000 years the coca leaf is highly valued for its healing and stimulating properties. It is a very important source of proteins, vitamines, and minerals for the highland population of the Andes. The coca plant is one of the most nutritious plants there is; coca leaves contain more calcium than milk, and more protein than meat.

[The coca plant] can withstand the comparison between all fruits and vegetables. Coca leaves are consumed by chewing and drinking tea or drinking an alcoholic beverage containing cocaleaf extract (tonicum). Studies of various universities have shown that consumption of cocaleaf is not hazardous to your health and not addictive, it is even a valuable source of food to keep you healthy. Consuming cocaleaves on a regular basis protects against cardio-vasculair diseases, colon cancer and tooth decay.
This plant is a medicinal against: altitude sickness, depression, obesity high blood pressure, asthmatic bronchitis, diabetes, stomache and colon problems.

In the western world the coca plant has a bad reputation because of the drug cocaine, we can hardly imagine that the consumption of coca leaves is beneficial to our health because it contains cocaine. To understand this you have to know more about this plant.

Apart from cocaine, coca leaves contain more types of alkaloids each with its own properties. These alkaloids work synergistically, that means that they reinforce each other; that’s why a few grams of coca leaf are already active. By consuming 2 grams of coca leaf with an alkaloid content of 1.25% you get about 25 milligram (=1/40 gram) of alkaloids such as cocaine, ecgonine, hygrine etc. This quantity is enough for a pleasant sensation, you will feel bright, stimulated and relaxed for about 4 hours.

Apart from alkaloids coca leaves contain a lot of proteins, vitamines, minerals and is rich in flavanoids ([similar to] green tea) wich support the energy processes in your body. You will be stimulated in a mild and pleasant way without damaging your health. Cocaine (cocaine hydrochlorine) is a chemical derivative of the coca plant wich is extensively chemically treated and it lacks every comparison with the healthy coca leaf.

Nutritional value of coca leaves 100 grams:

Proteine 19,9 gr. . Vitamine alfa&beta caroteen 16,6 mg.
Phosphoros 405 mg B1. 0,8 mg.
Potassium 1110 mg. B3 1,7 mg.
Calcium 2191 mg. B6 8,6 mg.
Magnesium 911 mg. C 2 mg.
Iron 36 mg. E 53 mg.
Zinc 4 mg. H 0,5 mg.
Boron 24 mg.
Nicotin acid 5,0 mg

Alkaloids are organic nitro based compounds which are produced by many plants. They form an energy reserve in metabolic processes of the plant and helps the plant to defend against insects and deseases. The chemical structure of alkaloids resembles xeronine which is also produced by plants in very small amounts. Some plants metabolize their surplus of xeronine into alkaloids, and reverse this proces again if necessary. Xeronine is also important for our metabolism and is very quickly absorbed in our body. That is the reason why alkaloids are so quickly absorbed in our body, because they resemble xeronin.
Familiar alkaloids are: Caffeine, Nicotine, Theobromine (choclate), Quinine, Theine (tea).

Every alkaloid has a specific effect on our body, it depends on the dose and composition if alkoloids are curative or lethal. In coca leaves all alkoloids are in balance. By chewing cocaleaves enzymatic processes convert the most of cocaine into ecgonine so you don’t experience the “coke rush”.

The consumption of coca leaf does not stimulate the use of cocaine. It might sound like a paradox but heavy coke users have a benefit of chewing cocaleaves. It takes away the craving for coke and helps to reduce or even stop with the use of cocaine. If coca leaves are available most people prefer chewing coca leaves instead of using cocaine.
Only a small percentage of coca chewers use cocaine.

List of alkaloids contained in the coca leaf and its qualities:

Cocaine- Stimulating, euphoric, painkiller
Ecgonine- Gives stamina and regulates the burning of carbon;hydrates and increases fatt burning
Quinoline- Prevents from caries and strengthens the gum
Globuline- Stimulates blood circulation, [fights] altitude sickness and low blood pressure
Papaine- Promotes digestion, good for skin
Pectine- Anti diarhhea, absorption of poison
Reserpine- Fights high blood pressure
Benzoine- Anti ferment, good for skin, mouth, colon,
Atropine- Dry’s up salival glands, relaxes muscle tonus
Hygrine- Stimulates salival gland
Pyridine- Stimulates blood circulation, improves oxygen cirulation of brain/muscles
Conine- Local anaesthetics
Inuline- Improves the production of hemoglobine
Cocamine- Analgesic/painkiller, blocks only pain; other sensations remain intact.


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