Pau' d Arco (Handroanthus impetiginosus) - Arthritis, Prostatitis, Diabetes, Viral Infections, Venereal Diseases, Cancer
Summarized Description: This is another medicinal plant whose classification has produced confusion. Despite small variations, when referring to Pau d'Arco, Handroanthus impetiginosus, Tabebuia impetiginosa, Tabebuia spp., and Bignonia heptaphylla all refer to the same tree with the same medicinal properties. Similarly, quite a number of common names are used to identify the tree, the most common being Lapacho and Taheebo, in addition to Pau d'Arco.
Pau d'Arco, a large, ornamental canopy tree, has a very long history of use by indigenous peoples of South America for medicinal purposes, certainly one that predates the Incas.
Uses & Protocols: Pau d'Arco is one of the most revered, widely used medicinal in the Amazon. It has a long traditional use for the treatment of arthritis (and bursitis), anemia, boils, colitis, malaria, poor circulation, snake bites, VD, and the broadest range of cancers of any medicinal herb we've ever worked with. Taylor doesn't recommend its use in capsule form, but we've seen excellent results using this delivery method. Capsule dosage: four capsules, two to three times daily. Tea dosage: Prepare as a decoction, using 10 g. (about one-eighth of our 85 g. bag) to a quart of purified water. Make sure you boil for a good 15 minutes. Then drink one half to one cup of the tea, two to four times daily.
Warnings & Contraindications: Not recommended if pregnant, seeking to conceive, or lactating. Excess dosaging can cause nausea, GI upset, or even vomiting. Reduce dosage at the first sign of nausea. Do not use higher doses unless under the advise of qualified practitioner.