November 29, 2015


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What other names is Cocoa known by?

Beurre de Cacao, Cacao, Chocolat, Chocolat Noir, Chocolate, Cocoa Bean, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Oleum, Cocoa Seed, Cocoa Semen, Cocoa Testae, Dark Chocolate, Dutch Chocolate, Fève de Cacao, Graine de Cacao, Theobroma, Theobroma cacao, Theobroma sativum, Theobromine, Théobromine.

What is Cocoa?

Cocoa is the plant from which chocolate is made. People use the seed to make medicine.

Possibly Effective for...

  • High blood pressure.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • High cholesterol; heart disease; intestinal diseases; diarrhea; asthma; bronchitis; lung congestion; liver, bladder and kidney ailments; diabetes; and preventing heart disease, wrinkles, and stretch marks during pregnancy.

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