Pau d'Arco is the inner bark or heartwood of a tropical member of the bignonia family found in South America, including Brazil, Peru, and Argentina. Known in the herb trade as lapacho and taheebo, material sold as Pau d'arco in the market may be from... *
Pau d'Arco is the inner bark or heartwood of a tropical member of the bignonia family found in South America, including Brazil, Peru, and Argentina. Known in the herb trade as lapacho and taheebo, material sold as Pau d'arco in the market may be from other Tabebuia species or from tropical trees in the verbena family.
Studies conducted in the late 1960s and early 1970s suggest that Pau D'Arco may be effective as an immune system aid stimulating the body's natural defenses. A compromised or weakened immune system may allow the proliferation of certain bacteria, viral and fungal infections, or other complaints detrimental to one's health. Pau D'Arco also promotes cellular health and provides support to the lymphatic system of the body. Several chemicals known as quinones have been identified from the bark and heartwood; the primary component, lapachol, was admitted into clinical studies in its pure form. Advocates of Pau D'Arco's use argue that the whole bark produces different effects, due to the combined action of dozens of chemicals. Pau D'arco remains the subject of controversy today.
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Apply Bianca Rosa salve/ointment morning and evenings, or as directed by a health care practitioner. On a moist cotton wool pad or with the fingertips, apply to the desired area of the body. Massage onto thoroughly cleansed skin with a gentle circular motion.
Not to be used during pregnancy and lactation. Do not exceed recommended dose. If irritation or redness occurs, discontinue use immediately.
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