Lexicon:Lime — used with coca

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Term: lime — used with coca
References: The Far Side of the World, pages 160, 172
The Nutmeg of Consolation, page 225
Meaning: Coca leaves were chewed with a ball made from ashes of some plants such as the quinua. The lime contained in those ashes helped release the leaves' alkaloids, also produces a strong degrading of the cocaine molecule.

Additional information

Maturin's Medicine — This article is based on information from Maturin's Medicine, compiled and edited by Kerry Webb, with the help of a number of contributors.

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