Used for bacterial and viral infections, fungal problems, gastrointestinal tract and more.
In 1882, it was discovered that Pau D'Arco contained Lapachol. By 1956, studies in Brazil had confirmed it possessed important antibacterial properties, making Pao d'Arco an undisputed natural antibiotic.
Continued research has demonstrated that components of Lapachol are effective in the anti-fungal fight against gastrointestinal candidiasis, vaginal thrush and ringworms.
Pau d'Arco also contains Carnosol, an effective anti-oxidant that stops free radicals within the body. Carnosol is considered the substance in Pau d'Arco that possesses Pao d'Arco anticarcinogenic properties. Also, the indoles in Pau d'Arco have been found to be key in protecting the body's organs an critical systems from negative carcinogens.
The lapachone that is present in Pau d'Arco has antiviral properties that fights viruses such as polio and herpes simplex. Lapachone has also been tested for its usefulness against retroviruses implicated in cancer, specifically leukemia. Pao d'Arco has also been shown to be effective against intestinal parasites from the tropics, and the alkaloids present in Pau d'Arco have some benefit in living with diabetes.
As a detoxifier, Pau d'Arco can be used topically for issues with the skin, and for its anti inflammatory action against prostatitis, cystitis and intestinal irritations.
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