Coffea arabica L.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 148-149

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.102.24380

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scientific name

Coffea arabica L.
status

 

Coffea arabica L. 

Names.

Myanmar: ka-phi. English: Arabian coffee, Arabica coffee, coffee.

Range.

Northeast Tropical Africa- Ethiopia, Sudan; East Tropical Africa- Kenya. Widely cultivated in tropics, and sometimes naturalized.

Use.

Seed: Unripe seeds are used to relieve migraine headaches.

Notes.

The medicinal uses of this plant in the Caribbean region, as well as its chemistry, biological activity, toxicity and dosages, are discussed by Germosén-Robineau (1997). Details of the active chemical compounds, effects, herbal usage and pharmacological literature of this plant are given in Fleming (2000). Worldwide medicinal usage, chemical composition and toxicity of this species are discussed by Duke (1986). The seeds ( “beans”) of Coffea arabica  contain L-aspartic acid, a dietary amino acid which produces neuro-excitatory symptoms if ingested in large doses ( Lan et al. 1998).

Reference.

Nordal (1963).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Coffea