Medicinal plant of the month

Coffea arabica

Probably the most famous hot drink is extracted from the coffee bean, the seed of the coffee plant. The coffee bean oil, however, is not suitable for consumption, but the cosmetic industry utilizes the oil as sunscreen and moisturizer.

However, the seed is not the only usable part of this crop and medicinal plant.

A tea infusion can be prepared from the coffee cherry as well as the coffee leaves. Especially the interest for the medical benefit of the coffee leaves increases, as many interesting ingredients could be identified.

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