coca plant

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Noun1.coca plant - a South American shrub whose leaves are chewed by natives of the Andes; a source of cocaine
Erythroxylon, Erythroxylum, genus Erythroxylon, genus Erythroxylum - a large genus of South American shrubs and small trees of the family Erythroxylaceae
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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It comes from a naturally occurring substance found in the coca plant, which is mostlty grown in South America.
Cocaine is an extremely strong and highly addictive stimulant drug that is made from the leaves of the coca plant, a plant native to South America.
Very recently cocaine bricks, made from the coca plant prevalent in Colombia in South America, have been found floating in Philippine waters, giving rise to fears that other drug lords in the world are expanding their operations to our country.
Only two percent use smuggled cocaine, from coca plant not endemic in the Philippines.
When Atlanta imposed prohibition in 1885, he was forced to create an alcohol-free mixture and came up with a syrup containing extracts from the coca plant and kola nut.
To prevent altitude sickness, it's also common to drink coca tea or mate de coca, derived from the coca plant, which Tan did throughout the trip to Cusco.
Synopsis: One of the oldest and most potent natural stimulants, the leaves of the coca plant are the organic source from which cocaine is synthesized.
Most commonly used local anaesthetics are safe preparations derived from the coca plant, Erythroxylon coca, with which we normally associate cocaine.
It was also hoped that high coffee prices would prevent Latin American farmers from growing the coca plant mdash from which cocaine is made.Then the Soviet Union collapsed in 1988, effectively ending the Cold War.
However, while heroin is produced from the opium plant, which is grown mostly in nearby Afghanistan, cocaine is produced from the coca plant, grown in Central and northern South America: thus both drugs are plant-based.
Bolivian authorities fight against illegal drug trafficking, but President Evo Morales protects the coca plant. He believes that the coca leaves themselves are not drugs and are part of the culture of the Andes.