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Theobroma cocao is now cultivated in Brazil, Costa Rica, Guayaquil, Ecuador, Venezuela, Peru, Guatemala, and most of the other West India Islands as Africa, Ceylon, Samoa and regions with similar Climates.
Reported to be antiseptic, diuretic, ecbolic, emmenagogue, and parasiticide, cocao is a folk remedy for alopecia, burns, cough, dry lips, eyes, fever, listlessness, malaria, nephrosis, parturition, pregnancy, rheumatism, snakebite, and wounds . Cocoa butter is even used to eliminate facial wrinkles.
The last development in developments in cocao/chocolate research, publish in the Journal of the American Medical Association, include two clinical studies which indicate the flavanols found in Cocoa are beneficial to vascular health.
Chocolate contains chemical similar to those found in Red Wine, Grape seed, and Green Tea that can aid blood circulation, reduce blood pressure, and provide other benefits. Recent studies confirm flavonoids, such as those in cocoa, decrease oxidation of LDL cholesterol, decrease the bodys inflammatory immune responses, facilitate the dilation of arteries, and inhibit the aggregation of platelets in the bloodstream.