bolivia cuba flag radio rebelde.cuBolivian President, Evo Morales Ayma, said in La Paz that his country is now working in coordination with Cuba in the industrialization of the coca leaf, in particular for medicinal use.

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"We have done a lot with the Cuban brothers in the subject of the industrialization of the coca leaf specially as a medication. That work has been done quietly, for a long time now, but there has been a step forward", stated the dignitary at a press conference.

 

Scientists assure the leaf of this plant has more calcium that milk and egg, more protein than meat, in addition of being rich in vitamins A and C, iron, fiber, protein and calories.

 

It is ideal for people with arthritis, arthrosis, osteoporosis and also detoxifies and strengthens the digestive system. It also eliminates triglycerides, cholesterol and fats. This leaf helps to eliminate hemorrhoids, reconstructs the intestinal flora, combats colitis and digestive ills and according to the Bolivian president is a good supplement for diabetics.

 

The coca leaf can be used as an ingredient of flours, food and beverages, as well as pharmacopoeia and cosmetics. / Source: PL.