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Cacao General Information
The scientific name Theobroma means “Food of the Gods”, while Cacao comes from the Mixe-Zoquean languages used by the Olmecs. It is also believed to have been in use as early as 1000 BC. The Olmec, Maya, and Aztec Indians were the first to use Cacao. The Chocolate Tree grows 15 –25 feet high. This tree grows near the equator due to the warm weather and high humidity. The flowers of this tree grow in clusters directly on the trunk and older branches. The fruit, called the Cacao pod, can contain 20 to 60 seeds, called beans. These pods are yellow till they are ripe then they are orange. By the mid 1500s it was brought to Europe where it was used as remedy for many conditions. In traditional folk medicine, Cacao is used to treat alopecia (loss of hair), burns, cough, dry lips, eyes, fever, listlessness, malaria, nephrosis (kidney disease), parturition (giving birth), pregnancy, rheumatism, snakebite, and wounds. Cacao seeds are the source of commercial cocoa, chocolate, and cocoa butter. Cocoa butter is used in confections and in the manufacture of tobacco, soap, and cosmetics.

There was a time when the Cacao beans were used for currency. The beans were a major currency system in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican civilizations. At one point the Aztec Empire received a yearly amount of 980 loads of Cacao, each load contained exactly 24,000 beans. Crime was prevalent even then for Cacao beans are known to have spawned counterfeiters during the Aztec Empire. In some areas, such as Yucatan, the beans were still used in place of small coins as late as the 1840’s.

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Cacao Uses & Scientific Evidence For
Cacao was discovered to be a wonderful vehicle in delivering flavor to other medicines. Cacao has antiseptic, diuretic, and parasitic properties. Cacao can be used to help emaciated patients gain weight and it improves digestion, kidney and bowel function, and stimulates appetite. It is also used to help treat anemia, mental fatigue, poor breast milk production, consumption/tuberculosis, fever, gout, kidney stones, reduced longevity, and poor sexual appetite. Cacao bark (Cacao butter), leaves and flowers are sometimes used to treat burns, bowel dysfunction, cuts, and skin irritations. Cocoa butter works well as an emollient to smooth wrinkles on skin. Chocolate has some very good reasons that it is the worldwide favorite food and flavoring, scientists are discovering more and more every day. Here are a few of the discoveries:
  • Cacao Beans are a good source of Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, E and pantothenic acid. They are also very rich in magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, copper, manganese and potassium.


  • Dark Chocolate contains more Cacao and less fats and sugars, this can benefit the cholesterol profile on a positive note.


  • Cacao has close to twice the amount of antioxidant polyphenols as a glass of red wine and up to three times the amount in green tea.


  • Stimulants< found in Cacao are theophylline and caffeine. Cacao also stimulates the production of natural antidepressants in the body.


  • Magnesium found in Cocoa is believed to stimulate brain function. The magnesium is a mineral that is deficient in many people’s diet and is a key to proper brain performance.


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Cacao Dosage Information
When taken as a dietary supplement in capsule form, you can add all the health benefits without the added fat and calories. Cacao is found in many different formulations and products. For best results, read and follow product label directions.

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Cacao Safety & Interaction Information
Cacao poses no health hazards or side effects when used in the recommended doses. It stimulates cardiac muscle performance and acts as a muscle relaxant. Large dosages can cause constipation from the tannin content. In the case of a rare allergic reaction to cocoa and cocoa products it is advised that you discontinue use. The active polyphenols and other substances in Cacao can trigger migraines and cause other allergic reactions in sensitive people.


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