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pau d'arco

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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The inner bark of this tree, known as Taheebo or pau d'arco, has traditionally been used against various pathogenic and disease conditions [27-29].
Park BS, Lee HK, Lee SE, Piao XL, Takeoka GR, Wong RY, Ahn YJ, Kim JH (2006) Antibacterial activity of Tabebuia impetiginosa Martius ex DC (Taheebo) against Helicobacter pylori.
El "taheebo" (producto obtenido de la corteza de los arboles del genero Tabebuia), es usado como astringente, antiinflamatorio, antibacteriano, antifungico y laxante (88).
In vitro and in vivo anti-inflammatory effects reported for taheebo, a water extract from the inner bark (Byeon et al., 2008).