Cacao toxicity

Can cacao be toxic?

CHARACTERISTICS OF CACAO

Scientific noun: Theobroma Cacao L.

Family: Esterculiaceae

Habitat: Tropical America

Alkaloids: caffeine and mainly theobromine.

Active parts: The seeds.

Uses: Chocolate production, cocoa butter (mainly for cosmetics and ointments)

Has cacao any toxicity?

It makes people fall into the habit of eating it but it hasn’ t got real toxicity.

Effects: Excitant and tonic.

Main medicinal properties of cocoa

The following picture shows you the main curative properties of cocoa.

Properties of cocoa

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