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Pau D'Arco / Tabebuia heptaphylla

Pau D'Arco: Details, Properties, Effects






Folk / Common Names:

Taheebo , ipê, ipê roxo, lapacho, tahuari, taheebo, trumpet tree, ipê-contra-sarna, tabebuia ipê, tajy


Antibiotic, analgesic, anti-tumor, diuretic, hypotensive, sedative, vulnerary, anti-fungal. antibacterial, anticoagulant, anti fungal, enhances immunity, kills leukemia cells, mildly laxative, anti viral, relieves rheumatism · relieves pain, dries secretions, reduces inflammation, kills parasites, fights free radicals Anti diabetic .

Part(s) Used:

Inner bark.


Quinones (lapachol), bioflavonoids, lapachinole, carnosol, indoles, coenzyme Q 10, alkaloids (tecomine), steroidal saponins. acetaldehydes, alpha-lapachone, ajugols, anisic acid, anthraquinones, benzoic acids, benzenes, beta-lapachone, carboxaldehydes, chromium, chrysanthemin, dehydro-alpha-lapachone, dehydroisolapachone, deoxylapachol, flavonoids, furanonaphthoquinones, hydrochlorolapachol, 2-hydroxy-3-methyl-quinone, 6-hydroxy-mellein, iso-8-hydroxy-lariciresinol, kigelinone, lapachenol, lapachenole, lapachol, lapachones, menaquinones, 4-methoxyphenol, naphthoquinones, paeonidin-3-cinnamyl-sophoroside, phthiolol, quercetin, tabebuin, tectoquinone, vanillic acid, vanillin, veratric acid, veratric aldehyde, and xyloidone.


Pau D’Arco has been in use since the time of the Incas. It is a very powerful herb in as much as its healing properties are potent. The antibiotic substances quechua and zyloiden have the ability to kill viruses, so it is useful for HIV positive patients. Another substance in the herb called lapachot has anti-tumor/neoplastic actions so it is very useful for cancer treatments. It is useful for treating Leukemia and many of its constituents act in counteracting the growth of tumours . Other uses for [au D'Arco are in the treatment of bacterial Infections, fungal infections like ringworm and tinnea It is considered helpful for M.E . It has antiinflamatory actions which can be used for conditions like cystitis, inflammation of the cervix and prostatis. It is also very effective for treating Candida and also in diabetes. It is a powerful tonic and blood builder which increases haemoglobin content and the number of red corpuscles. It assists with the assimilation of nutrients and elimination of wastes. It helps increase the body’s resistance and strengthens its defenses. Pau D’Arco is a wonderful herb that I feel is a gift and a must in this day and age. There are no know contraindications.

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