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Pau d'Arco

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Natures Way Pau d Arco inner bark, also known as taheebo.  Predominantly used as anti-fungal for treatment of candida or fungal infections. Anti-bacterial & antiviral. Used in inflammatory conditions, tumours, asthma, arteriosclerosis, bronchitis, diabetes, skin probs, ulcers & auto-immune conditions. 100 capsules

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100 Capsules

Common Uses

Inflammatory diseases, tumours, yeast or fungal infections, anaemia, asthma, arteriosclerosis, bronchitis, diabetes, rheumatism, skin problems, ulcers, chronic degenerative conditions and auto-immune conditions.

Suggested Dosage

1 to 2 capsules twice daily with water at mealtimes. For intensive use, take 3 to 4 capsules three times daily.

Do not continue the intensive dosage for more than 7 days.

Health Information

What is Pau d'arco and what is it used for?

Pau d'arco is a huge canopy tree native to the Amazon rainforest and other tropical parts of South and Latin America.

Pau d'arco has a long and well-documented history of use by the indigenous peoples of South America and some believe that its use may actually predate the Incas.

Traditional usage by the Native Amazon peoples includes malaria, anaemia, colitis, respiratory problems, colds, coughs, flu, fungal infections, fever, arthritis and rheumatism, snakebite, poor circulation, boils, syphilis, and cancer. The medicinal properties of Pau d'Arco are said to include analgesic, antibacterial, anticarcinomic, anticoagulant, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antileukemic, antimicrobial, antimutagenic, antioxidant, antiparasitic, antirheumatic, antitumour, antiviral, cytotoxic, immunostimulant and laxative actions.

There is much debate about the purported effectiveness of Pau d'arco in cancer, with some saying that Human clinical trials have been inconclusive regarding the use of lapachol as an anticancer agent, whilst others say there is plenty of clinical data plus the traditional usage of Pau d'arco to prove its effectiveness.

Much of this conflict may originate from the fact that in their quest for the anticancer agent in Pau d'arco, researches decided that the most potent single chemical was a naphthoquinone called lapachol and they have concentrated solely on this single chemical in their subsequent cancer research. The quest for scientific answers often forgets the delicate balance and synergy of natural, whole herbs.

The traditional usage was not isolated lapachol; it was whole herb (inner bark) Pau d'arco. Pau d'arco has clearly demonstrated broad clinical actions against a number of disease-causing microorganisms, which supports its wide array of uses in herbal medicine especially for Candidiasis, intestinal infection and parasites.

Antimicrobial properties of many of Pau d'arco's active phytochemicals were demonstrated in several clinical trials, in which they exhibited strong in vitro activity against various gram positive and gram negative bacteria, fungi and yeast (including Candida, Aspergillus, Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Helicobacter pylori, Brucella, tuberculosis, pneumonia, and dysentery); in vitro antiviral properties against various viruses, including Herpes I and II, influenza, polio virus, and vesicular stomatitis virus; antiparasitic actions against various parasites (including malaria, schistosoma, and trypanomsoma); plus strong activity against 11 fungus and yeast strains.


Each capsule contains 545mg or Pau d Arco inner bark, wild grown, Calcium 15mg. Other ingredients: Gelatin (capsule), Magnesium stearate.


Keep out of reach of Children. Not recommended in pregnancy. Large dosages of Pau d'arco may cause gastrointestinal upset and/or nausea. Do not use in high doses unless under the advice of a qualified health practitioner; reduce dosage if nausea occurs.

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