Inka Leaves

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)


Erythroxylum coca fresh leaves directly from Cuzco, Peru.

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Coca Leaves

Coca Leaves; The uses in the Present and in the Past

Coca leaves have been chewed and brewed for tea traditionally for centuries among its indigenous people in the Andean region – not causing any harm, rather being beneficial to human health.

A traditional method of chewing coca leaf, called chacchar or acullico, consists of keeping a saliva-soaked ball of coca leaves in the mouth together with an alkaline substance that assists in extracting the cocaine substance from the leaves.

When chewed, coca acts as a mild stimulant and suppresses hunger, thirst, pain, and fatigue. It also helps overcome altitude sickness and helps ease stomach pain. Therefore coca chewing and drinking of coca tea is carried out daily by millions of people in the Andes without problems, and is considered sacred within indigenous cultures. Coca tea is widely used, even outside the Andean Amazon region. The Coca plant has an established use spread among all social classes, as a result there is an increasing use of coca flour and coca products as a food supplement.

The use of coca leaves is a millennial tradition especially relevant throughout the Andean Region. Coca since ancient times was a mythical and sacred plant, used in rituals for more than 40 centuries. Until modern times it is still an indispensable component of sacred worship.


We can incorporate these wonderful benefits of the coca leaf most often in tea form, however chewing the leaves is also a common practice. When chewed they produce a sense of warmth in the mouth and have a pleasant, pungent taste. In this, its natural form, coca does not produce toxicity or dependence. As mentioned in the introduction, coca leaf is native to certain parts of South America, like Peru, so the best way to take advantage of its unique benefits is to experience it for yourself.


Most notably it contains High levels of Calcium.  Potassium, Fiber, Vitamins A, B1, B2 and B3. Proteins, Minerals and Alkaloids are also present.


Coca green leaves 100% pure and natural, no preservatives, artificial flavors or colors.

Scientific Name: Erythroxylum coca

How to use

Tea: Put water and leaves in a boiling pot, add about 5 gr or equivalent to a handful and boil. Wait until desired flavor and color and than let it sit a few minutes. You can add lemon and/or honey for better taste.

Chewing:  1) Gather a small amount of leaves in your clean hand, to where there is no space in between. 2) Add llipta in the middle (optional). 3) Close it into a ball form. 4) Chew it in the back side of your mouth, using your molars. 5) Slowly chew and suck in the natural juice that comes out of the leaves.

Now you are part of the coca – chewing Andean tradition.

Coca Leaves

Coca Leaves – Andean Leaves

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Place of Origin

Cuzco, Peru


30gr, 75gr, 225gr

6 reviews for Inka Leaves

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Martin Miller

    These leaves were delightful to the senses and their freshness was good. As always, the folks at Andeanleaves got my package in the post right away. The Inka leaves I had were just slightly more potent than the other variety that Andean leaves offers, however, I would not say they were so much better that I would prefer one over the other. Both are very good. Thank you AndeanLeaves, keep up the good work.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    I wanted to add my review here. Shipping was fast (er then expected) and no troubles with customs or anything like that. Leaves look fresh and seem legit. Chewing produces slight numbness and an energy boost and when steeped in hot water make an amazing tea that’s not unlike green tea! Thanks so much!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jean-Philippe Lauret

    Great quality product! The shipping is really fast and safe. I’m from North America and didn’t have no problem for custom check! Good job guys! I recommand!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    I would just like to commend you guys on the quality and quantity of fresh leaves. These leaves are as fresh as ones you would buy in a market in Bolivia. I should know as I lived there for awhile. We are extremely lucky to have such a great seller available to us outside of Bolivia. There is no other sellers of leaves that even come close to there quality and prices. Thank you for doing what you do and doing it great !!!
    Jeff C. Loyal buyer and supporter !!!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5


    It is working out for altitude, and I am breathing better

  6. Sterling

    I think everyone should chew. I am 52 years old, I have more horse power than most 25 year olds.

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