This section is from the "A Handbook of Useful Drugs" book, by State Medical Examining and Licensing Boards.
Popularly known as cacao butter, a fixed oil expressed
from the roasted seeds of theobroma cacao.
Properties : Oil of theobroma occurs as a yellowish-white solid, having a faint, agreeable odor and a bland chocolate-like taste. It is freely soluble in ether, chloroform and benzene, soluble in absolute alcohol and insoluble in water.
Action and Uses: Oil of theobroma is used in pharmacy chiefly for the making of suppositories. Also used as a lubricant in massage, and as an application to sore nipples.