IMPORTANT NOTE: ALWAYS READ THE ENTIRE LABEL TO MAKE SURE THE MEDICINAL HERBAL PRODUCT DOES NOT CONTAIN SOMETHING THAT YOU MAY BE ALLERGIC TO AND WON’T MIX WELL WITH OTHER MEDICATIONS YOU’RE TAKING.
Little known facts
Pau D’ Arco or Tabebuia is a neotropical genus of approximately 100 species that belong to the Bignoniaceae family. The species can be found from northern areas of Mexico and Antilles to the northern parts of Argentina, Brazil, Cuba and Haiti. They are large shrubs and trees that can grow upwards of 160 feet tall.
The ancient Incas valued Pau D’ Arco. They noted that the Pau D’ Arco flora was one of the few that didn’t disappear in the hot and humid conditions of the Amazon jungle.
The South American Callaway tribe commonly uses Pau D’ Arco today.
In Argentina, the best Pau D’ Arco is the violet-flowered Tabebuia heptaphylla.
The Pau D’ Arco flora is called, Lapacho. This is is a tropical tree that can be found in the Brazilian jungles. When the vine-like flora reaches maturity, Lapacho is big enough to resemble a tree.
Pau D’ Arco has proved successful in treating cancer in parts of South America.
Pau D’ Arco has been free to cancer and leukemia patients in Argentina.
Hypoglycemic patients have used Pau D’ Arco with licorice.
One of the things that makes Pau D’ Arco special is its high content of iron.
Pau D’ Arco has proven to be effective in relieving arthritis pain, pain caused by disease, and cancer pain.
Pau D’ Arco can multiply the amount of red corpuscles in the body.
Pau D’ Arco has proven to be effective on liver ailments. This can help reduce aging spots.
Pau D’ Arco can prove to be an effective anti-biotic, anti-viral and anti-fungal, making the herbal remedy effective in treating such ailments as yeast infections.
Pau D’ Arco can be useful in preventing disease.
Studies have proved that Pau D’ Arco reduces the dependence on insulin injections for diabetics.
Pau D’ Arco can discourage Candida Albicans and Herpes Simplex.
Pau D’ Arco has proven to strengthen the immune system.
The high iron content of Pau D’ Arco makes this herb effective in aiding the natural assimilation of nutrients, improving the elimination process through the intestinal tract.
Disorders, irritations, ailments, and bodily systems treated by Pau D’ Arco
AIDS – The acquired immune deficiency syndrome or AIDS is a deadly virus in which your immune system begins to break down. The HIV virus or human immunodeficiency virus is a direct cause of AIDS. As far as they know, it is commonly transmitted by blood. It is also a form of STD (sexually transmitted disease).
Allergies – An allergy is a sensitivity to certain substances. You can be allergic to everything, from pollen to drugs.
Anemia – Simply put, anemia is a deficiency of red blood cells. This can cause the blood to have trouble transporting oxygen to vital systems of the body.
The side effects of antibiotics
Arteriosclerosis – A disease that affects blood vessels in which there is serious inflammation in the walls of certain arteries.
Arthritis – In case you don’t know what it is by now, let me clarify. Arthritis is when there is serious damage to joints in the body. There are certain kinds of arthritis; rheumatoid arthritis for example can be an autoimmune disease where the body will literally be attacking itself.
Asthma – This should be self-explanatory. But in case it isn’t, in case you don’t know what it is exactly, I’ll tell you. Asthma is a chronic disease of the respiratory system that constricts a person’s airway. Common symptoms of asthma are wheezing, and coughing.
Boils – Also known as furuncles, boils are a skin disease as the result inflammation of hair follicles, causing pus and dead tissue. Bet you wanted to know that.
Bronchitis – To explain bronchitis, you’ll have to know what the bronchus or bronchi are. The broncus is one of two tree-branch-like pipes (trachea) that are used to transfer air to and from the lungs. Bronchitis is simply an inflammation of mucous membranes in those pipes.
Immune booster for cancer
Candida albicans – Among other things, the asexual fungus, Candida is an agent responsible for oral and genital infections in humans.
Poor circulation – Simply put, circulation is when your blood is moving in a circular path like blood vessels. This can occur in several places and systems throughout the body; such as, collateral circulation, coronary (heart) circulation, fetal, lymph, and pulmonary circulation.
Colitis – It’s simply a digestive disease linked with the colon.
Constipation – If you’re having trouble going poop, if and when you do poop you’re stool is as hard as a rock, you know you’ve been constipated.
Cystitis – Simply put, cystitis is an inflammation of your urinary bladder.
Diabetes – A disorder in which the body can no longer metabolize insulin, carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Severe conditions require frequent shots of insulin.
Diarrhea – Do we have to describe this ailment? Okay, if we must, we must. Diarrhea is the softening and liquefying of bowel movements. For infants, this ailment can be very dangerous.
Dysentery – If you have blood in your stool, you’ve got dysentery. I bet you wanted to know that one, huh?
Eczema – It’s a general term for cases of dry skin inflammation. If you have redness, oozing or crusted parts of your skin, you might just have some form of eczema. Bet you wanted to read all about eczema. I’m cruel, but I’m not that cruel.
Esophagus – Your esophagus is the approximately 25-centimeter long musculomembranous tube from your pharynx to the cardia of your stomach.
Fistulas – This is simply an abnormal passage between two internal organs or from an organ to the surface of the body. Fistula is usually designated according to the organs with which it communicates. There are several different fistulas; such as, arteriovenous, branchial, Eck, internal, urachal.
Gastritis – Simple inflammation of the stomach and or intestinal tract.
Gonorrhea – A common contagious disease transmitted through sexual intercourse, leading to painful urination, and a purulent discharge.
Herpes – Also known as herpes simplex or even the Herpes simplex virus (HSV), this nasty disease can pop up on your genitals, your lips, just about anywhere on your body. You’ll find fluid-filled blisters and sores on your skin. You’ll experience prodromal systems just before the virus strikes and then, it’ll become blatantly obvious that you’ve got herpes. It begins with irritation of the skin, and itching in the infected areas. Just hope you never catch it.
Hodgkin’s disease – Maybe you’ve heard of it, maybe you haven’t, but this is simply a disease of lymphatic tissue marked by a painless enlargement of the lymph nodes. Symptoms may or may not include fever, sweats, weight loss, and lassitude.
Infections – Living microorganisms that invade the body are infections. You can have a clinical infection in which the infection is so severe that the body starts showing signs and symptoms of diseases. Focial infections are when those little bastard bugs are confined to one area. Inapparent infections are infections that show no signs or symptoms – also known as subclinical. Latent infections are when those little microorganisms can’t even be detected by modern methods – the infection can flare up from time to time under certain conditions. And finally, there is terminal infections in which the infection strikes at the end of a disease, typically resulting in death.
Intestines – Your bowels or intestines are extremely long canals in your belly that can be host to any number of diseases; such as, Gastroenteritis or inflammation of the intestines, Ileus or blockage of the intestines, Ileitis or inflammation of the ileum and of course, Colitis.
Jaundice – This disease is also called, icterus. You know you have it if every part of your body turns yellow. You really don’t want me to get into all of the symptoms and describe this terrible disease in detail.
Leukemia – This is a disease marked by the appearance of great numbers of immature and abnormal white blood cells in the bone marrow. Leukemia is often found in the spleen and liver. There are several kinds of leukemia, including aleukemic leukemia, basophilic leukemia, and leukemia cutis.
Leucorrhea – This is one of those afflictions of the vagina that the ladies probably wouldn’t want me to talk about. But, those ladies who don’t know what it is should know. Leucorrhea is when you have a white or yellowish pus and mucus-filled discharge from your vagina.
Liver conditions – The liver is a multi-purpose and extremely helpful organ, but it can be host to a number of diseases and disorders; such as, Hepatitis or inflammation of the liver, Cirrhosis or the formation of fibrous tissue inside the liver, Gilbert’s syndrome or the genetic disorder of the bilirubin metabolism, and Glycogen storage disease II which leads to progressive muscle weakness.
Lungs – The pair-shaped organs in your chest are a necessity for breathing, but they can be host to any number of deficiencies and diseases. You can get black lung or coal miner’s, you can get lung cancer, a rheumatoid in your lung, fluid in a lung (pulmonary edema), and lungs marked by honeycomb-shaped cysts.
Lupus – Any idea what it is? Don’t feel bad, neither did I until I researched it. It’s an autoimmune disease that may cause debilitation. It can also lead to death. Also known as systemic lupus erythematosis or SLE can attack any part of the body, especially the heart, joints, liver, nervous system, and kidneys.
Nephritis – Nephritis is simply an inflammation of your kidney, caused by any number of things, including infections.
Osteomyletis – An infection of the bones, commonly caused by tuberculosis.
Relieves cancer pain
Paralysis of eyelids
Parasites – Simply put, parasites are organisms that feed on or lives on other organisms.
Parkinson’s disease – Also known as paralysis agitans, Parkinson’s disease is a disorder marked by stiffness and slowness of voluntary movement in its development form. Signs of Parkinson’s include stooped posture, propulsive gait, rhythmic tremors of the limbs, and rigidity of facial expressions. This is why you should feel for such celebrities diagnosed with Parkinson’s as Michael J. Fox.
Pharyngitis – To better explain pharyngitis we have to explain the pharynx. The pharynx is a 12 and a half centimeter long musculomembranous cavity that is located behind the nasal cavities, mouth, and larynx. Pharyngitis is simply an inflammation of pharynx.
Intestinal polyps – If you really want to know, a polyp is a growth on mucus membranes found most commonly in places like the uterus.
Prostate problems – The prostrate gland is a gland similar in size and shape to a chestnut generally found in men. Disorders of the prostrate include hypertrophy or enlargement of the prostrate gland, and prostatitis or simply an inflammation of the prostrate.
Psoriasis – A disease in which the skin will become reddish and scaly – in small patches or large patches, Psoriasis is infectious and can spread to cover a great portion of the human body. This can be confused with leprosy. The skin appears sickly, but it’s not as much lethal as it is a pain in the butt. Regardless, it’s not something I would want growing over my body.
Rheumatism – A term that best describes disorders of the heart, bones, joints, kidneys, and lungs. A symptom of Rheumatism is back pain.
Ringworm – Another condition like Athlete’s foot I did not want to see in my research, but my reader has a right to know if they have it or not. Despite what you might think, this is not a worm like the tapeworm, this is a superficial infectious condition of the skin. This problem will have you scratching ring or oval-shaped legions in different parts of your skin. Ringworm is caused by any number of fungi.
Scabies – A skin disorder caused by the female mite, Sarcoptes scabiei. The tiny creature can burrow in, and create tunnels and lay eggs in the superficial layers of your skin, leading to red lesions almost anywhere on the body. Creepy, huh?
External sores – An open skin legion of many different types and origins, including bed sores, canker sores, cold sores and pressure sores.
Syphilis – An infectious STD (sexually transmitted disease) that can cause small ulcers around the genitalia, skin eruptions, mucous patches and fevers.
Tonic – A remedy for restoring strength, and energy.
Toxemia – This is simply when you have toxins in your blood.
Tumors – A tumor is a mass growth of tissues.
Stomach and duodenal ulcers – You can get ulcers just about anywhere on your body. Ulcers are open sores of the skin, eyes or mucous membranes. They can leave your skin looking like the surface of some dead, alien planet. It’s really not something you’ll ever want to see. Duodenal ulcers can be found on the first portion of the small intestine. Gastric ulcers are found in the area of the stomach. Mouth ulcers are found in or around the mouth.
Inflammation of urinary tract
Yeast infections – Also known as thrush and candidiasis, yeast infections are fungal infections commonly associated with the genital area of both men and women. This can cause excessive itching. It’s a member of the Candida species in which Candida albicans are also found. A yeast infection can be caused by low hygiene. So, keep yourselves clean or this bug will drive you mad.
Herbal First Aide
No home should be without this recipe for an herbal first aide kit.
You must have Aloe Vera. The gel from the plant’s leaves will help in relieving pain, and healing burns and cuts. Believe me, I know this works.
Also, you should have Arnica. Another healing gel that will take the blue out of bruises.
Take Calendula. When taken as a tea, this dry leaf will help clean cuts.
For indigestion, anxiety and insomnia, take some Chamomile in tea form.
You should most definitely take Echinachea if you want to treat the flu or the common cold.
Gingerroot is great for relaxing the stomach, killing nausea, and putting an end to motion sickness.
Keep a bottle of Witch Hazel handy to stop infections, and heal minor burns and rashes.
The Herb Book by John Lust
The Prescription for Nutritional Healing by Phyllis Balch
Back to Eden, 2nd Revised Edition by Jethro Kloss & Promise K. Moffet
Children’s Herbal Health by Deanne Tenney
Green Pharmacy Herbal Handbook by James Duke, Ph.D
Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine by Michael Nurray, N.D.
Herbally Yours by Penny C. Royal
A Modern Herbal by Mrs. Grieve
Desk Reference to Nature’s Medicine by Steven Foster and Rebecca L. Johnson