Pau D Arco - Tahuari aka Tree of Life
Main Uses: Anti-Viral, Anti-Candidal, Blood Builder, Reproductive Balancer, Skin Repair
Use throughout History
"Pau d'arco has a long and well-documented history of use by the indigenous peoples of the rainforest. Indications imply that its use may actually predate the Incas. Throughout South America, tribes living thousands of miles apart have employed it for the same medicinal purposes for hundreds of years. They use the bark to treat many different conditions and as a tonic for the same strength and vigor it puts into their bows. Pau d'arco is recorded to be used by forest inhabitants throughout the Amazon for malaria, anemia, colitis, respiratory problems, colds, cough, flu, fungal infections, fever, arthritis and rheumatism, snakebite, poor circulation, boils, syphilis, and cancer."
In South American herbal medicine, it is considered to be astringent, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, and laxative; it is used to treat ulcers, syphilis, urinary tract infections, gastrointestinal problems, candida and yeast infections, cancer, diabetes, prostatitis, constipation, and allergies. In North American herbal medicine, pau d'arco is considered to be analgesic, antioxidant, antiparasitic, antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and laxative, as well as to have anticancerous properties. It is used for fevers, infections, colds, flu, syphilis, urinary tract infections, cancer, respiratory problems, skin ulcerations, boils, dysentery, gastrointestinal problems of all kinds, arthritis, prostatitis, and circulation disturbances.
Ingredients: Pau D' Arco bark.
Source: Organically grown and/or Sustainably Wildcrafted in Peru.
Directions: 1-2tsp in your juice, smoothie or tea.
As a tea, steep 0.5-1Tbsp, in a cup of boiling water for 15 minutes and enjoy.
Dosage always depends on the conditions you wish to treat. For acute symptoms we recommend 2-3x day. For daily toning, we recommend 1-2x day. Consume before meals, or 1hr after meal.
*None of the statements above have been reviewed by the FDA and similar authorities.