This website uses cookies

Cookies remember you so we can give you a better service online. By using this website or closing this message, you are agreeing to our Cookies noticeClose
Skip to content
« back to encyclopedia search results


Like theophylline, a purine or xanthine derivative similar to caffeine and present in tea and cocoa. It has similar, though less strong, stimulating effects to the cortex (the outer levels of the brain) - allaying drowsiness and fatigue. Research during 2004, by Imperial College London, has found that theobromine (in concentrated forms) is an excellent cure for persistent coughs (much more effective than codeine, which has been used in the past). For more information, see the FASEB Journal website. See 'Caffeine'; 'Theophylline'

Reviews / Comments

Not yet reviewed

Be the first to add a review