carob is a tree. don't confuse carob with jacaranda caroba which is likewise called carob tree. human beings use the carob fruit for medicinal drug and in ingredients.

medicinally, carob is used for digestion troubles consisting of diarrhea, heartburn, and the gut's inability to correctly soak up certain nutrients from food. these absorption problems include celiac ailment and sprue.

different makes use of of carob consist of remedy of obesity, vomiting at some point of pregnancy, and excessive ldl cholesterol.

in toddlers, carob is used for vomiting, retching cough, and diarrhea.

in meals and liquids, carob is used as a flavoring agent and as a chocolate substitute. carob flour and extracts also are used as elements in meals products.

different names:
algarrobo, caroube, carouge, ceratonia siliqua, fève de pythagore, figuier d'égypte, garrofero, locust bean, locust bean gum, locust pods, ache de saint jean-baptiste, st. john's bread, sugar pods.

in all likelihood effective for:
diarrhea. some research suggests ingesting juice extracted from uncooked carob bean or taking carob pod powder simply previous to taking a general oral rehydration answer (ors) reduces the duration of signs in youngsters and infants with acute diarrhea.
excessive ldl cholesterol. early studies suggests that taking carob pulp or a specific carob product (caromax, nutrinova, frankfurt, germany) by way of mouth for up to 6 weeks reduces overall ldl cholesterol and coffee-density lipoprotein (ldl or "terrible") cholesterol in human beings with fairly high cholesterol.
insufficient proof to rate effectiveness for...
inherited tendency in the direction of excessive ldl cholesterol (familial hypercholesterolemia). early studies suggests that taking carob gum by mouth for 4-eight weeks reduces total ldl cholesterol and coffee-density lipoprotein (ldl or "bad") levels of cholesterol in children and adults with familial hypercholesterolemia.
obesity. early research shows that a carob and bean pod extract may improve levels of cholesterol and growth excretion of fats in feces of overweight and obese people.
celiac disorder.
vomiting at some stage in being pregnant.
different conditions.

more evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of carob for these makes use of.