Liber Herbarum Minor (English)
The incomplete reference-guide to Herbal medicine





Cacao-tree, Cacahuatl, Cacao, Cacao beans, Chocolate, Chocolate tree, Cocoa, Cocoa tree, Kakaw


Theobroma cacao Linne, Theobroma leiocarpum Bern., Theobroma pentagonum Bern., Theobroma saltzmannianum Bern.


Oil from kernel, Seed, Unspecified

Diseases & Uses

Ungrouped Diseases & Uses

Ache, Aches, anaemia, Analgesic, Anemia, Angina, Anodyne, Antalgic, Anti-anemic, Antianginal, Anti-bacterial, Antibacterial Agent, Anti-Bronchitic, Anti-diarrheic, antidiarrhetic, Anti-diarrhoeal, Antidiarrhoeic, Anti-Rheumatic, Antiseptic, Antitussive, arthritis, Assist healing of wounds, Bactericidal, Bactericide, Bacteriostatic, baktericidal, blood building, Blood formation, Bloodforming, Bronchial catarrh, Bronchitis, Bronquite, Chronic pain, cough, cough depressing, Coughing, Coughs, Cough suppressant, diaorrhea, Diarrhea, diarrhoea, Disinfectant, Diuretic, emollient, Emollients, Excitability, excitement, Fissure of breasts, Fissure of lips, good for the stomach, haematopoiesis, Hansen's disease, healing, healing cuts, Healing wounds, heal wounds, hematopoiesis, Herbal tonic, Infected sore throats, inflammation of kidneys, inflammation of the kidney, inflammation of the throat, Kidney infection, kidney infections, Kidney inflammation, Kidney inflammations, leprosy, loss of blood, Moisturizers, Nephritis, Pain, painful disorders, painkiller, pain relief, pain relieving, Pains, pains in general, pain stilling, promotes healing of wounds, quinsy, relaxant, Relaxing, renal pyelitis, Restores the blood, Rheumatic disorder, rheumatism, sore throat, stomach atony, stomach debility, stomachic, stomach lassitude, stomach tonic, throat infections, throat inflammation, Throat pain, Tonic, Tonsillitis, Vulnerary, weak stomach, wound healing, Wound repair, Wounds healing

Women's diseases

Climacteric, ease menopausal symptoms, menopausal problems, Menopause


euphoriant, Euphoric

Other uses

Cosmetics, cosmetic use

TCM - Traditional Chinese medicine

TCM MERIDIAN: NA, Traditional Chinese medicine, Used in traditional Chinese medicin

Local (Geographical) use

Phytomedical use in Brazil, Phytomedical use in the Guianas (Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana)


 (-)-Epicatechin, 3-Methylbutanoic acid, 4-Hydroxybenzoic acid, 4-Hydroxyphenylacetic acid, acetic acid, Aesculetin, Alanine, alkaloid, Alpha-Sitosterol, Amyl-Acetate, Amyl-Alcohol, Amylase, Anthocyanin, Apigenin, Arabinose, Arachidic acid, arginine, ascorbic acid, ash, Behenic acid, Beta-Sitosterol, Butyl acetate, caffeic acid, caffeine, Calcium, Campesterol, Carbohydrates, Catalase, Catechin, Catechol, Cellulase, cellulose, chloride, Chlorogenic acid, Chlorogenin, Cholesterol, citric acid, cocoa butter, Copper, coumarin, cyanidin, D-Galactose, Diacetyl, Dopamine, Epicatechin, Ergosterol, essential oil, fat, fat oil, Ferulic acid, Fibres, formic acid, fructose, Furfural, Gallocatechol, Gentisic acid, glucose, Glutamic acid, glycerol, Glycine, Glycolic acid, Histidine, hyperoside, Invertase, iron, Iron oxide, Isobutyl acetate, Isoleucine, Isoquercetin, Kaempferol, lactic acid, Laurin, lecithin, Leucine, Leucocyanidin, Linalol, linalool, linoleic acid, linolenic acid, Lipase, Luteolin, Lysine, Lysophosphatidylcholine, Maleic acid, Mannose, mineral salt, Niacin, Nicotinamide, Nitrogen, N-Nonacosane, Nonanoic acid, Oleic acid, Oligomeric proanthocyanidins, Oxalate, oxalic acid, Palmitic acid, Pantothenic acid, P-Coumaric acid, pectin, Pentosan, Peroxidase, Phenethylamine, phenol, Phenylacetic acid, Phenylalanine, Phlobaphenes, Phosphatidylcholine, Phosphatidylethanolamine, Phosphatidylinositol, Phospholipid, phosphorus, Phytic acid, Polyphenol, Proanthocyanidin, Proline, Propionic acid, Protease, protein, Protocatechuic acid, Purine, Pyridoxine, Quercetin, quercitrin, raffinose, Rhamnose, rutin, salicylate, Serine, Serotonin, sinapinic acid, Stachyose, starch, Stearic acid, Stigmasterol, Sucrose, sugars, tannin, Tanning agents, tartaric acid, Theobromine, Threonine, trigonelline, tyramine, Tyrosine, valeric acid, Valine, Vanillic acid, vitamin, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B8, Vitamin E, Vitamin K1, Vitexin, water, Xylose, Β-Carotene

Source: LiberHerbarum/Pn0637

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