The common manner of using it is to masticate the dried leaves with a little lime.
Coca is highly esteemed by the natives, who masticate the leaf, and is also an article of export for medicinal purposes.
The food of the camel consists chiefly of the leaves of trees, shrubs and dry hard vegetables, which it is enabled to tear down and masticate by means of its powerful front teeth.
Much dyspepsia would be avoided by attention to the condition of the teeth, by artificial teeth when the natural ones are defective, and by obedience to one or two simple rules: (z) to eat slowly; (2) to masticate thoroughly; (3) to take no liquid with meals excepting breakfast, but sip half a pint of hot water on rising in the morning, on going to bed at night, and again about an hour before luncheon and dinner.
masticate experienced with masticating juicers, which I gather are slower to use.