Pau d’arco, The Flowering Beauty
Generally, Pau d’arco helps with Candida overgrowth, constipation, fibromyalgia, diabetes, lupus, bacterial infections, viral infections, and various parasites. Pau d’arco strengthens the body’s immune system, detoxifies the liver, and promotes overall health.
An extremely beautiful flowering tree, but it’s the inner bark that has the most medicinal properties. It is used traditionally by indigenous people to treat malaria, respiratory problems, colds, flu, fever, Lupus, infectious diseases, prostate inflammation, boils, ulcers, STDs, poor circulation, anemia, arthritis, rheumatism, and cancer.
Pau d’arco detoxes the body by dumping harmful toxic substances including heavy metals, pesticides, preservatives and even residue from chemotherapy.
Pau d’arco has a laxative effect, it loosens the bowels, which aids digestion and regularity. It stimulates the digestive system and helps the body rid itself of excess fats and toxins. Pau d’arco helps detox the colon from highly processed, refined or “fake” foods and unhealthy debris.
Pau d’arco promotes detox of blood vessels, the lymph system, cells, tissue and organs allowing the body’s systems to function properly and efficiently.
Parkinson’s disease is often associated with fatigue. Pau d’arco increases endurance and protects the nerves associated with Parkinson’s.
Pau d’arco inhibits the release of specific chemicals that trigger an inflammatory response in the body and blocks inflammatory pain.
Pau d’arco helps with osteoarthritis symptoms.
Pau d’arco reduces the sensory process that provides the signals that lead to pain. Pau d’arco naturally reduces pain associated with serious health conditions especially cancer of the prostate, liver or breast. Pau d’arco helps relieve arthritic pain by reducing swelling.
Pau d’arco is used as an antiviral herb having a wide spectrum, from the common cold to the life-threatening AIDS virus. It actively inhibits, kills or stunts the growth of several dangerous viruses, including herpes, polio, vesicular stomatitis, avian myeloblastosis, leukemia and rous sarcoma virus. Pau d’arco’s antiviral properties help with skin inflammations, fungal infections of the nails and skin, Eczema, Athlete’s foot, and warts.
Contraindications: Pau d’arco can delay clotting and interfere with bleeding disorders and it may increase the chances of bruising.
Stop using Pau d’arco at least two weeks before a scheduled surgery; also, avoid using blood-clotting medications such as anticoagulant and antiplatelet drugs.
Do not use Pau d’arco when pregnant or lactating and do not give to children.
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