The scientific name of the Cocoa plant is the Theobroma Cacao. Cocoa is native to Mexico, Central America and northern South America. Cocoa can have a moderate effect on lowering blood pressure. They are also used to treat a variety of ailments, including diabetes, digestive and chest complaints. Used to prevent heart disease. Cocoa butter is taken to lower cholesterol levels, although its efficacy is unclear.It is also used widely in foods and pharmaceutical preparations, as well as being used as a rich moisturiser for the skin. The Theobroma Cacao is a vascular seed plant, an angiosperm and a dicot.