Cocaine is derived from the leaves of the coca plant. The leaves were chewed for hundreds of years by natives of Peru, who use it as a stimulant and to minimize hunger. It was first
extracted and identified in the mid-1800's and was used for clinical purposes to regard a couple of of illnesses. Psychiatrist Sigmund Freud, defined it as a "magical drug". In 1910, the primary
documented cases of problems linked to cocaine were recorded in clinical journals and seen in lots of hospitals. In 1914, the U. S. made cocaine unlawful. John Pemberton owned a chemist's store, and had invented a variety of patent medications. Despite his good fortune, he concentrated on patenting a new drink that will earn him consciousness in scientific history. The huge luck of Vin Mariani, a wine which had coca leafs in as an ingredient, impressed Dr.