Pau d’Arco is the inner bark of Tabebuia impetiginosa, the Lapacho tree, and a few other trees in the same genus. It is also known as Taheebo or Lapacho. Pau d’Arco is widely used in the traditional herbal medicine of South America. It has become famous thanks to its anti-cancer properties. Modern scientific research confirms many of its traditional properties. Pau d’Arco bark is usually administered as a liquid extract (tea) or a tincture or in capsule form.
anti-cancer, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-parasiticidal, anti-viral, analgesic and against malaria.
Anti allergenic, anti ulcer, anticoagulant (blood thinning), anti dysentery, antioxidant, anti-rheumatoidal, as an antidote for snake poison, as an astringent, cardiotonic (strengthening the heart muscle), as a liver tonic, as a stimulant of the immune system.
Other names for Pay d’Arco: Taheebo, Lapacho, La Pacho, Tahuari.