Ceratonia Siliqua

Scientific Name: Ceratonia Siliqua L.
Synonyms: Ceratonia Coriacea Salisb.
English Name: Carob
Other Names in English: Carob tree, Karoub, Honey bread, Sweet Pod
Family: Leguminosae

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Health Benefits

Carob fruit:

Temperament: Cold and dry.
Vitamins: A, B and D.

  • Eat it. It is a diuretic, cures chest diseases, strengthens the stomach, is beneficial for weight gain and also stops diarrhea.
  • Eat 30 to 50 Centigram of fruit peel. It is useful for relieving diarrhea and stop coughing.
  • Mix it with milk and drink. It is appetizing and beneficial for relieving cough.
  • Rub its fresh extract on the warts. It will eliminate them.
  • Pulverize it gently and mix it with Henna, then knead it and cover your head with it. It prevents hair from greying.

Note: It is slow to digest and flatulent, especially its fresh fruit, which has been picked less than one year ago.

Carob Seeds:

Temperament: Cold and Dry

    • Pulverize and eat it. It is very astringent, it is useful to prevent bleeding.
    • Pulverize the seeds and eat them. It is used both as a laxative and as an astringent.
    • Stick it on the wart and it will remove the wart.


It is a plant of the Leguminosae family, a beautiful tree 7 to 12 meters tall, which leaves are compound, consisting of 8 to 10 pairs of reddish-green leaflets, shiny, thick and leather like. The circumference of the trunk of this tree reaches 2 meters. The flowers are petal less, clustered, red or amethystine. The fruit is a long, curved, fleshy pod 10 to 30 cm long, the fruit has a very sweet taste similar to honey, and inside the pod there are 12 to 16 hard seeds similar to lentils. This tree is native to the Mediterranean region and grows wild in Syria, Chamat and Anatolian desert. In Iran it grows only in Fars province near Kazerun.

Chemical Constituents

Carob fruit: about 60% Carbohydrates, 33% Sucrose, 18% Glucose, Tannin and other materials.
Carob Seeds: Fatty oil, resin included Mannose and Galactose.

Medical disclaimer

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