English Coca Cocaine Plant

Siddha/Tamil ► Sivadari.

Action ► Mydriatic and toxic. (Coca leaf extract, after removing cocaine, is used as a flavouring agent for soft drinks. Maximum use level: 0.055%.)

Coca leaves contain a large number of alkaloids including cocaine, tropa-cocaine, cinnamoylcocaine, truxillines and benzoylecgonine. (alkaloid content varies from 0.5 to 1.5%). The bark and seeds also contain cocaine.

Coca is subject to restrictions in most countries.

Not to be confused with Cocoa seed (Theobroma cacao.)

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