Pau d'Arco Bark Powder
Primary Traditional Functions
Antiviral, anti-fungal, arthritis, candida, cancer, boils, bowel regulation, detoxify the body, digestive function, gastrointestinal flora, heal ulcers, immune support, intestinal health, prostate inflammation, reduce inflammation and reduce pain are some of the conditions satisfied clients have successfully used this herb for.
The bark of the tree is used in traditional medicine and usually prepared as a tea. It is used as a blood alterative, to support immune function, to support a normal inflammatory response in the body and topically for skin conditions as well as promoting a naturally healthy microbial balance of the intestinal tract. Modern research has focused on a group of alkaloid constituents referred to collectively as Lapachols. Lapachol and beta-lapachone have the power to kill bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites. Pau d'Arco contains selenium which benefits and boosts the immune system, has antioxidant properties defending against free radical damage and inflammation.
Pau d'Arco is sometimes called Purple Trumpet Tree, Taheebo or Lapacho. It is widely distributed in South America and the Amazon Rainforest and notably used by indigenous tribes in Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. It is a very large tree and can grow up to 125 feet high. Traditional use dates back to historical records of the Incas as used to make hunting bows. It has been used as a traditional medicine by every native population that the tree grows for a wide variety of health concerns.
One or two teaspoons made into a tea, 1-4 times daily between meals or as directed by your health care practitioner. Steep for 5 to 10 minutes, strain and serve.
Kosher Certified, Non-Irradiated
Common Name: Pau d'Arco Bark
Botanical Name: Tabebuia impetiginosa
Other Ingredients: None.
Cautions & Contraindications
Do not use during pregnancy or lactation unless recommended by your health care professional.
Should not be used in conjunction with anticoagulant and anti-platelet medication.