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Coca, Erythroxylum coca

Family:

Erythroxylaceae

Found in:

Medicinal Garden

By H. Zell [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By H. Zell [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By H. Zell [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By H. Zell [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Medicinal Garden information:

Applied topically the coca plant may be used for corneal, nasal, and throat anesthesia. Coca is is the source of cocaine, which is an illegal drug. Cocaine is also an FDA-approved Schedule C-II drug. This means cocaine can be prescribed by a healthcare provider, but the process is strictly regulated. This plant is not on display

Used topically, the coca plant may be used for corneal, nasal, and throat mucosa anesthesia; has local anesthetic, beta-1, beta-2, and alpha-adrenergic stimulating properties

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