Pharmacognosy - medicinal plants (herbs)
Pharmacognosy - medicinal plants (herbs)

Herbs - Medicinal Plants

Cocoa health benefits

Medicinal properties attributed to Cocoa. Benefits of Cocoa. Cocoa uses, warnings about its use (contraindications). Preparation and dosage of cocoa. Cocoa butter, cocoa beans.

Health benefits of Cocoa

Cocoa health benefits
Cocoa fruit

Folk medicine attributes to the Cocoa benefits as to combat intestinal infections, diarrhea and to reduce secretions. It is also used to regulate the thyroid and as a mild stimulant.

 

The peel of the cocoa beans is used for liver disease, bladder, kidneys and diabetes. It is also used as a general tonic and as an astringent in diarrhea due to its high tannin content.

 

The brew of beans and cocoa leaves is used to treat asthma, weakness, diarrhea, fractures, loss of appetite, malaria, parasites, pneumonia, cough, colic and poisoning.

 

The Cocoa butter is used to treat wounds, skin conditions, burns, split lip, fatigue.

 

The young leaves are used to disinfect wounds.

Cocoa Uses

Warnings use

An overuse can cause constipation due to the cocoa is very astringent, can cause allergic reactions in sensitive people and the amine content can cause migraine attacks.

 

Large amounts of chocolate can cause overstimulation in children, a high pulse rate and sleep disorders due to the caffeine content.

Preparation and Dosage

Cocoa butter is used as a pharmaceutical excipient in suppositories and others vaginal products, as well as additive in cosmetic preparations and ointments such as skin creams and lipsticks.

 

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REMEMBER to always consult your doctor before combining natural products with any other treatment.

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Medicinal properties attributed to Cocoa. Benefits of Cocoa. Cocoa uses, warnings about its use (contraindications). Preparation and dosage of cocoa. Cocoa butter, cocoa beans.