60-70g (30 servings)
Serving size: 1/2tsp = 2g
Amounts per serving
Proprietary blend +-60/70g
Directions to use: Use half a teaspoon up to 2 times a day in a glass of water, juice, smoothie, or food.
More about Pau D’Arco:
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 Incan civilization. Pau d’Arco is a huge canopy tree native to the Amazon. It is extremely valuable as medicine as well as timber, prized for its high-quality wood, which is some of the heaviest, most durable wood in the tropics.
Several Indian tribes of the rainforest have used pau d’arco wood for centuries, naming the tree tajy, which means – to have strength and vigor. Warriors would often construct their hunting bows from the wood, as well as the bark would be used to treat many different conditions and as a tonic to put the same strength and vigor into their bodies that it puts into their bows.
Tribes living thousands of miles apart have used Pau D’Arco for the same medicinal purposes for hundreds of years. Guarani and Tupi Indians are reported to be the first to harness the benefits of the inner bark, which they used to treat malaria, respiratory problems, immune imbalances, fungal infections, fever, snakebite, boils, syphilis, and cancer.
The bark contains a large number of chemicals known as quinoids, and a small quantity of benzenoids and flavonoids. These quinoids (anthraquinones, furanonaphthoquinones, lapachones, and naphthoquinones) have shown the most documented biological activity and are seen to be the centre of the herb’s efficacy as a natural remedy.
Of particular medicinal interest is lapachol that co-occurs with lapachone, they form covalent bonds with proteins and DNA. Various studies have shown definite antibacterial, anti-viral, and antifungal activity which proves its effectiveness in treating candida and other bacteria, fungal and viral overgrowth.
It also had cancer preventative activities which are ascribed to lapachol and lapachone which activate cancer-fighting genes and trigger tumour cell death. Pau D’Arco also demonstrates non-specific immune-stimulating effects due to the naphthoquinones even when taken in low doses. This sacred plan is also antinociceptive (pain-reducing) and anti-edematogenic (reduce swelling).
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the SAHPRA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Individual results may vary. Seek the advice of a trusted health care professional for your specific health concerns. If you have a medical condition or are pregnant please consult your primary health care provider before use.