On the island of Java is experiencing
marten that feeds on fruits ripe
. Farmers have never been prevented, since it chooses the best fruits. Thus, in their droppings can be found the best seeds, which are planted to obtain new copies.
The fruits of
, made from
fleshy mass that surrounds two
flattened and united, consisting essentially of
fabric that contains nutritive 2% of caffeine.
The term refers to the
tree called the
, and the infusion prepared with it. The plant precedes of Ethiopia, where he went to
to the Xlll century. There
consumed in infusion of leaves or seeds after fermentation. The process of
is more recent: the first drink, eat know that
, the Arabs instituted at the dawn of the century Xlll At the end of the nineteenth,
fungus wiped out all African tropical plantations. He had to resort to planting new varieties resistant.
Tree up to 8 m tall, of white flowers, very fragrant, being developed in large groups on the branches, with short petioles. It is characteristic flowering, for in
all the flowers of the same
are opened at once, so that, from day to day, you can move from one plantation to another green completely white. The fruit is
drupe (seed wrapper with fleshy) the size and color of
there are two
, flowers appear early in the third year of life,
until the seventh starts to become profitable production which is very high for three or four years to begin to decline until 20 0 30.
Originally from Africa, is grown in tropical regions around the world. Only temperatures between 10 and 25 and are lethal temperatures below 5 °
below zero. The African species is preferred for the production of
, however, in
, for example,
introduced the species Coffea released, and islands in Mauritius, which
. mauritiana. It requires deep permeable soils, eat several areas of
, which provide some of the best coffees in the world, even to displace the legendary 'Moka' Arabic.
The core component of
is caffeine, which represents about 2% of the seed. It also contains sugar, cellulose, fats and tannins. With very little
modifies the composition Í grain. The heat destroys the sugars, fats oxidize and pops
caféona essence, which gives the infusion their characteristic aroma.
stimulates circulation, respiration and the
and raises blood pressure slightly. It reduces fatigue, facilitates the mental work. It is very practical in the recovery of
in dry weather, taking the ripe fruits one by one. On some plantations are expected to fall from the tree out of the
USES AND APPLICATIONS:
It is used in infusion from grain dry roasted and
, with infinite variations in terms of preparation.
stimulant of the
, neuromuscular and psychological level. The
salts give it
diuretic action, reinforced by the chlorogenic acids, which are responsible for and expectorante colerética their
. Increases gastric motility and the
peristalsis. In topical application is lipolytic.
- physical fatigue, hypotension, bradycardia, dyskinesias
, opiate poisoning, cardiorespiratory
Localized adiposity (cellulite)
Not to associate with tranquilizers or other stimulants:
, and so on.
, nervousness, tachycardia, palpitations. For its alkaloid content is advisable to take
discontinuous. Its prolonged use causes
Caution / Poisoning.
for the inclusion of caffeine in antimigrañosas formulations, to be shown that increases the effectiveness of analgesics. In contrast to prolonged treatments can cause
rebound effect, besides creating dependency.
Galenica forms / Dosage.
Infusion (5 - 7 g / l) one to two cups
day, after breakfast and lunch.
Take for short periods.
Caffeine or glycolic extract (1: 5) in gels or creams lipolytic.
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