Materia Medica by Allen
(coca)ERYTHROXYLON COCA LINEAE
For persons who are wearing out under the physical and mental strain of a busy life; who suffer from exhausted nerves and brain (compare, Fluor, ac).
Melancholy, from NERVOUS EXHAUSTION; BASHFUL, timid, ill at ease in society.
Sad, irritable; delights in solitude and obscurity.
Longing for alcoholic liquors and tobacco; for the accustomed stimulants.
WANT OF BREATH: in those engaged in athletic sports; SHORTNESS OF BREATH, in old people; in those who use tobacco and whiskey to excess.
Haemoptysis, with oppression of chest and dyspnoea.
Sleepy, but can find no rest anywhere.
Violent palpitation: from incarcerated flatus (Arg. n., Nux); from overexertion; from heart strain (Arn., Bor., Caust.).
Bad effects: from mountain climbing or ballooning (Ars.) ; of stimulants, alcohol, tobacco.
Prevents caries of teeth.
Was first used as a tobacco antidote.