by Life Enthusiast Staff
Pau D'Arco or Purple lapacho (Inner Bark extract) Brazil (Tabebuia Heptaphylla Avellanedae)
Originally traded as treasure. In ancient use by Brazilian natives as general tonic and healer. Regarded as a blood builder and an immune supporter especially valuable for women. The bark protects the Pau D'Arco tree from fungus and is legendary for doing the same for people - Especially in cases of Candida yeast infestation. Also said to be antimicrobial/antibacterial and supportive in allergies, menstrual fatigue, cancer, coughs, ulcers and rheumatism.
The following excerpt is from "The Key To Health and Rejuvenation" by Andreas Moritz.
"Lapacho (also known as Pau D'Arco, Ipe Roxa, and Taheebo) is used in the alternative treatment of cancer, AIDS, and Candida Albicans overgrowth and fungal problems as well as other diseases of the immune system. Moreover, lapacho is highly valued for it's ability to detoxify the body, particularly, the liver, kidneys, and the intestinal tract. It also helps babies cope with food allergies, and intestinal cramps. Research on lapacho in South America claims that it helps reduce counter-reactions to antibiotics, allowing other medicines to work effectively in reducing the danger of toxic effects upon the liver. In other words, it can be used with other medicines and minimize their side effects."