Pau d'Arco Benefits
Pau d'Arco is a natural herb retrieved from the inner bark
of the taheebo tree. Tabebuia Avellanedae
or Tabebuia Impetiginosa, known as taheebo. The taheebo tree, scientifically known as Tabebuia Avellandae
or Tabebuia Impetiginosa
, is grown predominantly in Central and South America, but may also be cultivated in southern Florida. Pau d'Arco is known by many other names including ipe roxo and lapacho or lapachol.
Pau d'Arco is claimed to strengthen the body's immune system, especially a weakened immune system due to one of many factors such as: chronic fatigue syndome or myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS or ME), fibromyalgia (FMS), Candida Albicans overgrowth
(candidiasis, oral thrush, vaginal yeast infection, etc.), cancer and tumors
such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV, cause of AIDS), anti-biotic use, steroid use, etc.
Pau d'Arco not only helps the body recover, but additionally, its compounds such as lapacho fight against the cause of many ailments, including many of which were listed above as threats to the immune system. Pau d'Arco is proposed by some as a treatment for: candida
and other fungus, viruses
such as polio and influenza, arthritis, diabetes, parasites
, liver disease
, fever, venereal and rheumatic disorders, skin disorders such as eczema, herpes and the mange, and more.
Pau d'Arco inner bark may be used to make tea
, extract, tincture, capsules, pills, powder, as well as other methods of delivery. Each option
should be considered based upon the individual as well as the conditions for which the Pau d'Arco is being used. Tea is likely the most commonly used form of medicinal Pau d'Arco, and is widely available in health and wellness stores, as well as various online stores throughout the Internet
To receive the maximum benefits from Pau d'Arco, follow recommended dosage and administration. As a tea made from loose bark, drink 1 cup (8oz) 2-4 times per day. Approximately 1 tablespoon of loose bark per 8oz is a fair ratio, slow boiled for 20 minutes. As an extract, follow the directions given on the product's label. As a tincture (1:5 ratio), take 1 mL 2-3 times per day. In capsule or pill form, take 1000mg 3 times a day. If the instructions given by a doctor vary, then follow his rather than this information, as it is not professional in nature. If any product provides differing instructions, then look for professional assistance in making a determination.
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