tabebuia impetiginosa

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pau d'arco

Beautiful pink tree grows up to 100 ft (30m) Pointed elliptical leaves, usually 5 joined at the same place on stem. Beautiful pink trumpetshaped flowers. Fruit is capsule with several winged seeds. Bark is very tough and hard to peel. The inner bark is the part used medicinally. It’s usually dried, shredded, then boiled as a bitter tasting but well-known strong antibiotic, anti-viral, anti-cancer, disinfectant, anti-tumor, and anti-fungal agent, especially for treating candida infections. Contains 18 antiseptics and 5 anti-inflammatories. Good for mouth care, gingivitis, gums and teeth, add powder to existing toothpaste. Best taken in combination with other herbs, like chaparral.
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For this reason, the antibacterial activity of a hydroalcoholic extract formulation consisting of various plant species, including Tabebuia impetiginosa, was tested; this formulation inhibits the growth of Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus subtilis, with a MIC of 312.
PEG treatment plus ABA was also more efficient than PEG alone in re-establishing desiccation tolerance in the germinated seeds of Tabebuia impetiginosa with 3 mm-long radicles (VIEIRA et al.
Inhibitory effects of Tabebuia impetiginosa inner bark extract on platelet aggregation and vascular smooth muscle cell proliferation through suppressions of arachidonic acid liberation and ERK 1/2 MAPK activation.
Adicionalmente, Borba Filho & Perez (2009) concluiram que o acondiciomamento em lata e manutencao em geladeira e uma condicao adequada para armazenar sementes de Tabebuia roseo alba (7,9% de agua) e Tabebuia impetiginosa (8,3% de agua).
Posteriormente Gentry (1973), aceptado por Fabris (1993), reune a ambas especies en un solo taxon bajo la denominacion de Tabebuia impetiginosa.
Myracrodruon urundeuva Allemao, Phyllostylon rhamnoides, Tabebuia impetiginosa (Mart.