Herbs & Natural Foods for Health

Coffee

Scientific Name - Coffea arabica

Properties - Stimulant, anti-asthmatic, analgesic

Common Uses - Coffee is generally used as a brewed beverage. It may provide some relief for headache, ashtma, fever, vertigo.

Parts Used - Beans

Locating & Handling - Purchase beans or ground coffee at grocery store.

Caution - Excessive amounts of coffee may produce numerous side effects, including irregular heartbeat, and may raise blood sugar and cholesterol levels. It has also been linked to certain kinds of cancer.

Origin - Native to Africa. Cultivated in Arabia where the beverage was first boiled and served hot in 1000 A.D.


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