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Did you know that Coca-Cola was initially developed by pharmacists to help cure…

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Did you know that Coca-Cola initially was advertised as a remedy for headaches? The famous beverage has been created in 1886 by a pharmacist from Atlanta named John Pemberton who claimed his product could be a successful treat for headache. It is a well known fact that caffeine is one of the main ingredients of Coca-Cola. Scientists believe that caffeine restricts the blood flow to the dilated vessels in the head which reduces pain.

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However, according to numerous reports excessive amounts of caffeine could actually cause headaches instead of cure it. That is why the Coca-Cola recipe was altered and instead of caffeine and cocaine now it uses coca leaf extract. As a result, nowadays the healing properties of the Coke are significantly reduced.

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Back in the 19th century the Coke syrup was sold in small dosages and was widely used as a cure for nausea and indigestion. Pemberton also claimed his beverage is an effective remedy for morphine addiction and impotency as well.



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