Follow these steps for the correct way of chewing coca leaves:
- First remove the stems of the coca leaves as it can hurt the inside of the cheek.
- Place the coca leaves one by one into the cheek, slowing forming into a small saliva-generating ball which you just leave there.
- Once there is a substantial amount of coca leaves accumulated inside the cheek, activate the alkaloids inside them so as to feel the effect. Either use bicarbonate powder or lejia which is sweet-tasting combination of ash and flavour. The mild stimulant effects of the coca leaves can last for housr with just a tiny nip every 15 minutes or so.