Bottles of coca leaf and maca extract based cough medicine on stall at trade fair promoting alternative coca products , La Paz , Bolivia
The coca leaf has long been used as a traditional medicine and Bolivia produces many pharmaceutical products based on it. The 1961 UN Convention prohibits their export however. Maca (Lepidium meyenii or peruvianum) is a root vegetable that is also highly valued as a health food and medicinal plant in the Andes (Peru is the main producer).
Photograph ID: Coca_Protest_March2012D10
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