Herbal medicine news: Pau d’arco neutralizes a wide variety of infections

herbal-medicine-tea(NaturalHealth365) Have you heard of the benefits of pau d’arco? It could just be one of the most powerful types of herbal medicine.

Tinctures made from pau d’arco tree bark can help to treat a range of health conditions from minor to severe. These include colds, flu, cough, fever, anemia, colitis, rheumatism, boils and malaria. This herbal medicine also offers relief from respiratory issues, fungal infections, snakebite, poor circulation, arthritis, rheumatism, syphilis, and even serious conditions like diabetes and cancer.

Lush, tropical Tabebuia tree yields abundance of pau d’arco benefits

The pau d’arco tree, a part of the Tabebuia genus, grows in tropical regions including the Amazon rainforest as well as other regions of South America and Latin America. This large canopy tree grows up to 25 yards high and the base of the tree can be 3 or more yards in diameter.

While this tree yields durable wood and is lush and beautiful as part of the tropical landscape, it is also known for its medicinal qualities. In fact, it has been used in herbal medicine throughout South America by indigenous tribes for thousands of years.

Powerful herbal medicine: A natural way to destroy infections

This tropical tree bark has potent antibacterial qualities and is effective against fungi, viruses and parasites as well as bacteria. It also reduces inflammation and pain while enhancing the immune system, thinning the blood, and drying secretions. This compound also has analgesic, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties.

The list of pau d’arco benefits goes on. Other ailments and conditions assisted by pau d’arco include ulcers, psoriasis, allergies, urinary tract infections, candida, prostatitis, dysentery and stomatitis.

Pau d’arco benefits include anticancer properties

Perhaps most notably, pau d’arco bark has also been shown effective in fighting cancer in the human body. It seems to induce apotopsis, or programmed cell death in cancer cells. Additionally, pau d’arco helps to attack the harmful free radicals that can often lead to cancer. It has been shown to reduce tumor size in persons who have cancer.

In a 1980 study, an extract of pau d’arco called lapachol was given to persons with a range of cancers including kidney, liver, breast, cervix and prostate. The compound was shown to shrink tumors as well as reduce associated pain. Three of the nine patients studied also experienced total remissions of their cancer.

Pau d’arco cleanses the liver and may help prevent Parkinson’s disease

Some herbal medicine systems employ pau d’arco against liver disease due to its hepatotonic (liver-protecting) effects. It has also been used to help fight Hodgkin’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.

The main side effects reported with pau d’arco use include gastrointestinal effects like nausea and vomiting. It also has “anti-vitamin K” activity that could pose a problem in persons taking blood thinners.

The recommended dosage of pau d’arco is a tincture of 2 to 3 ml two to three times daily, but ideal dosage can vary. Pau d’arco is also available as a tea.  Naturally, it’s a good idea to consult your trusted, healthcare provider before taking pau d’arco or any other type of herbal medicine.

References:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27923905

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26718788

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27159671

https://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/integrative-medicine/herbs/pau-d-arco

http://www.rain-tree.com/paudarco.htm#.WDHJVlzCcfs

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  • Doc Silverman

    Not enough people are aware of pau d’arco and that is a shame. It has reversed some very serious conditions and every one should have this in their tool box when faced with a so-called incurable condition.

  • Billy Falcon

    This is one of a few herbal medicines, which has some real credible research behind it. There isn’t sufficient knowledge or awareness in the public arena. This means that paul d’arco will not be utilized by those who need it the most.

  • Mark G

    One of my friends traveled to places where pharmaceuticals were unheard of and the natives of the area used herbal medicine from the local plants. He said it was amazing how well they worked.

  • Mark

    The results