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Pau D'Arco: The Divine Bark

By: Corinna Underwood - Updated: 5 Sep 2012 | comments*Discuss
 
Pau D'arco Divine Bark Lapachol Fighting

For centuries, Pau D'Arco (Tabebuia impetiginosa) also known as the 'divine bark,' has been used for centuries by American Indians for healing. It is the bark from a tree with oval, golden-veined leaves and clusters of dangling purple flowers. Early medicine men would have peeled the tree's ark in long strips. They separated the inner and outer layers of bark and used the inner flesh to make healing teas. It was the Incas who gave the tree its divine name. Though many plants have been credited with holy radiance and given divine status, it is said that pau d'arco attracts alpha rays, which give human cells a positive electrical charge.

Nutrients

Whether we choose to believe in the tree's divine properties or not, there is an abundance of physical properties encapsulated in the plant which are of medicinal benefit to us. Pau d'arco has crystalline oxygen locked into its inner bark, which is also rich in nutrients including iron, calcium, selenium, zinc vitamins A, B-complex and C, magnesium potassium and sodium. Its combination of properties makes it antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal, thus giving it a reputation as immune system stimulant and disease fighter.

Lapachol

Lapachol, a photochemical contained in the inner bark, has been well tested and documented as being antiabscess, anticarcinomic, antiedemic, anti-inflammatory, antimalarial, antiseptic, antitumor, antiviral, bactericide, fungicide, insectifuge, pesticide, respiradepressant, termiticide, and viricide. Lapachol has also been studied for its effects in cancer. Although it contains two compounds which have anticancer properties, the effective dosage for this disease is toxic. Therefore, pau d'arco cannot currently be recommended as a treatment for cancer. Besides lapachol, Pau D'Arco contains at least 20 other active constituents that are attributed to its other actions.

Fighting Disease

Research has shown that pau d'arco stimulate macrophages, which fight disease and help to fortify immunity. It has been shown to improve haemoglobin production and red blood cell corpuscles. The bark can also fight and prevent yeast infections. It can effectively clean your system of fungus and parasitic infections.

Boosting Immunity

It will also boost your immune system to help the fight against candida; it contains selenium, which is one of the body's natural defences against yeast infections. It has also been shown to be affective against other infection such as tuberculosis, pneumonia, strep, and dysentery. Pau D'Arco's cleansing action is also excellent for relieving intestinal infections and helping restore colon vitality.

Recommended Dosage

Capsules or tablets are available. If you are taking a supplement you should take 3, 300mg capsules each day.

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Pau D'Arco bark. Do you know where it can be bought in London, England?
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