The properties of Theobroma cacao, (the scientific name for cacao), are now well-known. It helps combat fatigue and is a powerful antioxidant.
Recent studies would appear to show how chocolate actually helps to prevent caries.
Cocoa butter does not contain cholesterol; on the contrary, it helps to combat it.
Aniseed, Illicium Verum, aids digestion and is an anti-inflammatory. It can increase lactation and helps during child birth. Its natural essence is frequently used in sweets.
Ceylon Cinnamon or Cinnamomum verum is the finest type of cinnamon. It has antibacterial tonic properties, stimulates the appetite and aids digestion.
Vanilla or Vanilla planifolia is the typical complement of chocolatiers and is virtually employed by everyone. The bourbon type is the best one and gives preparations a superior elegance. It stimulates the circulation and is used as an antidepressant in popular medicine. Chilli pepper stimulates the appetite and makes food more digestible. It is used as a tonic and is useful in combatting the symptoms of colds.