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      01.12.2001 19:43
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      Coffea (Coffea arabica, Coffea cruda, coffee) Legend says that the first known discovery of coffee berries, was made in c 850 by a Ethiopian goat herder called Kaldi who noticed that his goats were friskier after eating the red berries of a local shrub. He experimented with the berries himself and began to feel happier! Around the year 1100 coffee trees were first cultivated on the Arabian Peninsula. The Coffee bean was first roasted and then boiled by the Arabs making "qahwa" - a beverage made from plants. In 1475 the world’s first coffee shop opened in Constantinople. It was followed by the establishment of two coffeehouses in 1554. Coffee came to Europe in the 1600, via the port of Venice whereon the first Italian coffeehouse was established in 1654. In 1607, Captain John Smith, founder of Virginia at Jamestown, introduced coffee to the New World. It was not until 1652 that the first coffeehouse opened in England. Coffeehouses were called "penny universities" (a penny was charged for admission and a cup of coffee). Edward Lloyd opened his first coffeehouse in 1688, which, as most of you will know, become Lloyd's of London, the world's best-known insurance company. If you ever wondered where the word “TIPS” originated from, it was coined in an English coffeehouse: A sign reading “To Insure Prompt Service” (TIPS) was place by a cup. Those desiring prompt service and better seating threw a coin into a tin. Coffee is native to Arabia and Ethiopia, and is thought to have been first drunk in Persia. How grown in Central America and the West Indies, it has been used widely for medicinal purposes as a diuretic, painkiller, and to ease indigestion. It is also a well-known stimulant. Homoeopathically, Coffea is made from the raw berries of the coffee tree, and was first “proved” by Hahnemann himself and a handful of volunteers. It is
      mainly used to treat these who are excitable and mentally over stimulated. High consumption of coffee can affect people in different ways, they can become irritable, their senses could be heightened, and their mind may be buzzing with ideas. It can also make one anxious and restless, and can bring on insomnia and guilt. Coffea is known to be helpful in the relief of trembling limbs, toothache, labour pains, headaches, palpitations, and hypersensitive skin. However, it is worth noting that any of the above symptoms can improve in the warmth, after lying down and when holding cold water in the mouth! They worsen with extreme emotions such as anger, with touch, smell, or noise and during cold windy weather – strange I know, but true! So is that morning cup of coffee doing you any good – I think so, in moderation – it most definitely wakes me up and gets me going for the day. Coffee is the world’s most popular beverage -more than 400 billion cups of coffee are consumed each year. It is a world commodity that is second only to oil. Just as a note of interest, the best coffee in the world, and the most expensive, is Blue Mountain (not to be confused with Red Mountain!) – it is reputed to be the Queen’s favourite.

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        30.11.2000 01:51
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        This is a homeopathic Coffee remedy that was recommended to me because my eight year old son has difficulty in settling down to sleep at night. This probably isn’t helped by the fact that he is on Ritalin during the day, which is an amphetamine! The first night that he tried it, I gave him two tablets to suck slowly about 30 minutes before sending him to bed. He went to bed at 8 o’clock and didn’t come downstairs again that night! I went up to check up on him at about 10 to 9 and he was asleep. He is often still awake when we go to bed. It doesn’t work all the time, I would say about 90% of the time, but that is quite impressive. He goes to bed and gets off to sleep in a relatively short time, and he seems to wake up more refreshed as well. There is an interesting side effect that seems to happen with my son. It may even be just a coincidence, but on the nights that he takes the coffea, he is usually dry in the morning, when he doesn’t take it, he is usually wet! It could be that he is sleeping in a more ‘normal’ way rather than passing out with exhaustion like he is prone to do, but whatever the reason, I am happy! Well worth a try. Update - He has started wetting the bed even when he takes Coffea, so it must have been a coincidence. Back to waiting for the Buzzer!

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          17.08.2000 03:48
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          Coffea is a homeopathic remedy made from the mocha bean. It might seem a bit odd to use what is commonly thought of as a stimulant to calm and sedate someone, but that is the peculiarity of homeopathy – something that would more commonly cause the ailment is used to cure it. Coffea is used to calm someone who is lively and excited. It is ideal to use on a child that has sleeping problems – especially when they are too excited to sleep, i.e the night before Christmas or their Birthday. I have used it on both my children, and on myself, and I wake the following day calm and refreshed, and with no sign of grogginess.

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          08.08.2000 21:58
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          After reading the other review and 'speaking' to the writer I decided to use Coffea on my own children, one of which is 'hyperactive' the other, a daughter, who simply plays out all day and refuses to finish playing in the evening, therefore bed times tend to be a bit of a farce. I also decided to try the remedy myself to see if it would help me 'drop of' one night when my mind was spinning round and round. The night I tried it on my daughter she was doing the usual paddying of not wanting to go to bed (even though her bed times are getting later and later and later) and she seemed to settle reasonably well. In 20 minutes she was fast asleep! I have tried her again since, but it was not as effective the second night. I have been giving my son the remedy throughout the day to see if it would calm him at all. Even though he's 13 he's hyper and is like an overwound spring. It *seems* to work - a little, though I've not had drastic results. Myself - I was just zonked! It seemed to work fantastic on me. I felt, the night I had taken it, as if I had had Nitol tablets. So from now on I will definitely use the homeopathic route for insomnia.

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          29.07.2000 05:58
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          My daughter is now five and a half years old and hadn't slept for more than three or four hours at a time in all those years. I had tried Phenergan and Vallergan from the Doctors to no avail, and in desperation I turned to the Pharmacist in Boots Chemist. She suggested I tried a Homeopathic treatment, Coffea, didn't offer any guarantees but said she'd had some good feedback on its use. Very sceptical, I tried it. For the first time my daughter slept through the night! Still doubting its effectiveness, but willing to keep trying, it is now six weeks later and she is sleeping at least eight hours a night. Miracles do happen! I can't guarantee it will work for every one, but I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it, in fact, I go out of my way to tell every one I meet that we have found a miracle cure!

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