Overview

Corkwood tree is a plant. People chew the cured and rolled leaves (quids) as medicine.

Despite serous safety concerns, corkwood tree quids are chewed to ward off hunger, pain, and tiredness.

How does it work ?

Corkwood tree contains chemicals that might affect the central nervous system. One of the chemicals is similar to a medication used to prevent motion sickness and cause sleepiness. Another chemical is similar to a medication used to dilate the pupil of the eyes and stop spasms.

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