The Wonders of the Coca Leaf by Alan Forsberg - January 21, 2011
The Coca Leaf has been used in indegenous andino societies for millennia for multiple purposes - from aiding oxygenation within the body at high altitudes to soothing an unsettled stomach. The Coca leaf also has many nutritional benefits, and shaman use the plant in ritual and ceremony such as "Pagos a la Pachamama" (payments to mother earth), and divination purposes.
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