Agwa is a herbal liquor made with Wild Bolivian Coca Leaf hand crafted in Amsterdam enhanced with 36 other natural Herbs & Botanicals. The Coca Leaf has a long and varied history dating back thousands of years. To its authentic use by the Bolivian farmers for its energy giving properties to its misuse in the production of Cocaine, the Coca Leaf has always attracted controversy. It is as famous for its many virtues as its many vices. Agwa now allows you to enjoy legally the virtues of the Coca Leaf in its many drinks and cocktails.
The alcohol level is 30%/60 Proof; alcohol is the vehicle to transfer and augment the 40 grams of Coca Leaf In every bottle that gives you a different buzz .
Today bales of Bolivian Coca leaf are shipped under armed guard to Amsterdam where they are distilled. An extremely distinctive peppery herbal base is then blended with other herbs like guarana & ginseng to balance the taste and augment the effect.
Coca leaf today is drunk as a tea and chewed for hours by farmers and miners in South American countries such as Bolivia. It improves stamina and provides essential nutrients. The World Health Organisation, the UN’s Inter Regional Crime and Justice research institutes cocaine project ALL maintain that coca users show none of the classic signs of addiction.
Guarana is the extract from the seeds of the common Amazonian climber Paullina Cupana. The South American Guarani Indians make a paste from the crushed seeds, cassava flour and water. The paste is rolled into cylinders and dried. The residue is then grated and the shavings are dissolved in hot sweet water. Typically the resultant brew contains about 5% caffeine.
Caffeine has a stimulating effect on the central nervous system, heart, blood vessels and kidneys. The positive effects that have been described in people who use caffeine include motor skills, decreased fatigue, enhanced sensory activity and increased alertness. However, caffeine intake may also produce such negative effects as irritability, nervousness or anxiety, headaches and insomnia.
True Ginseng is the source of a stimulant and supposed aphrodisiac that is extracted from the roots of the plant. It is native to China. Ginseng has a sweetly aromatic flavour. The basis of Ginseng’s effect is believed to be due to chemical agents that increase the brains adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) activity without involving the adrenal glands. A generalised mental arousal is thereby effected.