Can cacao be toxic?
CHARACTERISTICS OF CACAO
Scientific noun: Theobroma Cacao L.
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.
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This article was endorsed by Montserrat Enrich - Journalist specializing in edible wild plants and plant uses.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing
26 April, 2021