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Cacao, Theobroma cacao

Family:

Malvaceae

Found in:

Medicinal Garden

By Scott Zona (Theobroma cacao) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By sarahemcc (Cocoa Pods) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By H. Zell [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Marina Jacob [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons

Medicinal Garden information:

Cocoa seeds may be taken orally to treat asthma and bronchitis

Research shows the cocoa seed may be taken orally to treat respiratory problems such as asthma and bronchitis; The main flavonoids in cocoa are from the flavanol subgroup, and include epicatechin and catechin.

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