Coca tea has many health benefits such as regulating diabetes, protecting the heart, boosting attention, preventing altitude sickness, increasing energy, stimulating the immune system, aiding in weight loss and relieving constipation. Also there are some side effects of coca tea (such as high blood pressure, elevated heart rate, irritability and migraines), especially when it is used in excess amount. Also there are some groups of people who should never use coca tea because it has cocaine which is one of the active ingredients in this tea.
This type of tea has been heavily used by indigenous people in South America for thousands of years. Coca tea is made by steeping the fresh leaves of the coca plant in boiling water. This is allowing to the powerful phytonutrients as well as trace amounts of active ingredients such as cocaine to infuse in the water. In many parts of the South America this tree is known as mate de coca. It has greenish – yellow color which is reminiscent of the green tea. Coca tea has alkaloids which are base of it and this is a reason why it is illegal drug in many countries.
You should know that it is not always easy to access coca tea, unless it has been decocainized. Coca tea has many health benefits which are result of the phytonutrients as well as B – family vitamins, Vitamin E and Vitamin C. If you drink the coca tea (which is stimulant tea) in excess amounts, then it can cause excitability and irritability because there is a concentration of cocaine which is a very powerful stimulant drug.