History of Cocaine

Cocaine, a commonly used substance, is extracted from leaves of the Erythroxylon coca bush commonly seen in Peru, Indonesia and Bolivia. In the 1900’s, cocaine was originally used as a treatment for a wide range of illnesses including asthma, syphilis and wasting diseases. The highly addictive quality of Cocaine was eventually realized; with current society banning the stimulants use as a Class A drug.

Erythroxylon Coca Bush

Erythroxylon coca bush