Carob is a tree. Don’t confuse carob with Jacaranda caroba which is also known as carob tree. People use the carob fruit for medicine and in foods.
- Medicinally, carob is used for digestion problems including diarrhea, heartburn, and the intestine’s inability to properly absorb certain nutrients from food. These absorption disorders include celiac disease and sprue.
- Other uses of carob include treatment of obesity, vomiting during pregnancy, and high cholesterol.
- In infants, carob is used for vomiting, retching cough, and diarrhea.
- In foods and beverages, carob is used as a flavoring agent and as a chocolatesubstitute. Carob flour and extracts are also used as ingredients in food products.
- Carob improves digestion
- Carob lowers bad cholesterol level in the blood
- Carob is used to treat diarrhea in children and adults
- Carob can prevent cervical and lung cancers
- Carob has anti-oxidant properties that can help repair damaged cells.
- Carob has anti-allergic, antibacterial, antiviral and analgesic action.
- Carob can prevent anemia, treat cough and flu
- Carob is rich in phosphorous and calcium and is used to prevent and treat osteoclasis and osteoporosis
- Carob is LIKELY SAFE for most people when taken by mouth in food amounts or as a medicine. There don’t seem to be any unwanted side effects.
- Special Precautions & Warnings:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking carob if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use in greater than food amounts.
- We currently have no information for carob Interactions
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