Scientific Name: Tabebuia impestiginosa
Parts Used: Bark
Active Compounds:carnosal, indoles, coenzyme Q, alkaloids, quinones, bioflavonoids, lapechnole
Background: Paul D'Arco, also known as lapacho, is used throughout South America. Research has shown that it may have an anticancer effect and can be used to treat cancer and leukemia. Pau D'Arco is also used as an anti-inflammatory herb.
In addition to these important medicinal uses, Pau D'Arco is also used as a tonic drug by many because it does so many good things for the body.
Pau D'Arco is used as a tonic herb and anti-cancer treatment.
Tonic: Many Native American peoples use pau d'arco as a tonic and cure-all herb. It treats everything from dysentery to fever. It can also be used to treat snakebites, and skin wounds.
Inflammations: Pau d'arco can be used to treat digestive inflammation, cystitis, prostatitis, and cervical inflammation.
Cancer: Brazillian research has shown that pau d'arco can be used to treat cancer and, specifically, leukemia.
Infections: Pau d'arco may be used to treat viral and bacterial infections. It's particularly useful for infections of the upper respiratory system and gut.
Pau d'arco is an evergreen tree that is native to South America. It grows up to 100 feet tall. The bark is collected all year.
As an ointment, apply to wounds.
As a tincture, take 2 ml with water 3 times daily.
As a decoction, take 2 cup 3 times daily for yeast infection.
There is no negative safety information available for this herb. Consult your health care provider before beginning use of any herb.
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