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Pau d'arco is used in Brazilian herbal medicine for many conditions including cancer, leukemia, ulcers, diabetes, candida, rheumatism, arthritis, prostatitis, dysentery, stomatitis, and boils.* Scientists around the world have documented the active properties of pau d'arco and its chemicals including the widely studied chemicals, beta-lapachone and lapachol which have been documented with anticancerous and antimicrobial actions.* For more information about pau d'arco (Tabebuia impetiginosa), please refer to the Database File for Pau d'arco in the Tropical Plant Database. To see pictures of pau d'arco, click here. More information on pau d'arco can also be found in the new Anti-Cancerous Guide and the Anti-Microbial Guide.
Traditional Uses: for Candida, yeast and other fungal infections (taken internally and used as a douche or topically); for leukemia and cancer; for colds, flu and other upper-respiratory bacterial and viral infections; for sexually transmitted diseases (syphilis, gonorrhea, etc.); for psoriasis and dermatitisSuggested Use: The active chemicals in this plant are not very water soluble. It is best prepared as an alcohol tincture. Combine 1 part bark powder with 4 parts 90 proof alcohol (everclear or vodka). Allow to macerate for 2 weeks while agitating solution daily. Strain into a clean bottle and seal. It is traditionally taken in dosages of 2-3 ml (60 to 90 drops) 2-3 times daily. For more complete instructions on preparing herbal tinctures see the Methods for Preparing Herbal Remedies Page.