A novel but traditional drug from plants
Thomas W Baumann
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Though theacrine had been consumed ever since by ethnic groups using wild cocoas, coffees and teas, the existence of this historic drug was brought into the public mind only recently by its rediscovery in wild tea growing in the subtropical mountains of the province Yunnan of China.
In many plants caffeine is ‘replaced’ by theacrine. Similarly, theacrine, due to its dual property of stimulation and sedation will certainly replace or supplement caffeine in the human diet.