Medicinal and Ritualistic Uses of Cacao in Mesoamerica

Here’s a recent, relatively brief but interesting and thorough article on the Medicinal and Ritualistic Uses of Chocolate in Mesoamerica.

For a more in-depth read on the subject, I’ll recommend this book: Chocolate in Mesoamerica: A cultural history of Cacao

And a previous post from this site on the Theobroma cacao tree.

And if you’re interested, here are some previous posts on other members of the Sterculiaceae family

such as Cola nut (Cola acuminata), and Pataxte (Thoobroma bicolor) among others…

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