– Coffee / Caffeine

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Coffee Beans

The Coffee-bean is grown in tropical and sub-tropical areas around the world. People drink coffee to relieve mental and physical fatigue and to increase mental alertness.

Recent studies have shown that women who drink two or more cups of coffee a day are 50% more likely to have a miscarriage than women who do not drink caffeinated beverages.

ALSO KNOWN AS:
Cafe, Café, Caffea, Coffea arabica, Coffea arnoldiana, Coffea bukobensis, Coffea canephora, Coffea Cruda, Coffea liberica, Coffea robusta, Espresso, Green Coffee, Green Coffee Bean, Java, Mocha

WHERE IT’S FOUND:

Tropical and subtropical areas world-wide; supermarkets, health food stores

WARNING LEVEL: Low Risk Associated with Use

LAST MENSTRUAL CYCLE: Time Frame Unknown

POSSIBLE TOXICITY:
Drinking caffeinated coffee can increase the amount of calcium that is flushed out in the urine. This might weaken bones. If you have osteoporosis, limit caffeine consumption to less than 300 mg per day (approximately 2-3 cups of coffee).

UTERINE AND HORMONAL EFFECTS: Stimulates Uterus

IS USED FOR:
Its stimulant properties. Coffee is also used to prevent Parkinson’s disease, gallstones, type 2 diabetes, gastrointestinal cancer, lung cancer, and breast cancer. Other uses include treatment of headache, low blood pressure, obesity, and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

HOW IT’S PREPARED

  • Two tablespoons of grounds for one cup of coffee will result in a strong dose. Using a coffee maker (auto drip), our over, french press, espresso machine or cold brew are some of the many options for preparing. Whichever is most familiar and convenient for use.

POSSIBLE SIDE-EFFECTS AND SIGNS OF TOXICITY: no known toxicity

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