Pau d'Arco

Categories: Immune System, Personal Care

Symptom: Infection, Skin Problems, Hemorrhoids, Ulcers, Poor Digestion, Arthritis, Rheumatism, Fever, Cardiovascular Disease, High Blood Pressure

Pau D’Arco (Immune) bark comes from a tree that makes its habitat predominantly in Argentina and Brazil, but which also grows in other tropical areas. The tree grows as tall as 30 meters and is known by the name taheebo. Unlike other trees in the area, pau d’arco does not develop fungus growth. The tree bark was one of the major plants used to promote health and immunity among the Incas, and its use has continued among the Callawaya tribe in South America.

Pau d’arco contains a chemical called lapachol, which may provide nutritional support to the immune system. The bark is stripped by hand vertically from the ground up about 6 or 7 feet, leaving enough bark intact to ensure the life of the tree. Nature’s Sunshine’s pau d’arco comes from Brazil. It is available in a variety of forms, including capsules, bulk for tea, liquid extract and soothing, softening lotion. Each capsule contains 500 mg pau d’arco. Five capsules equal two cups of Taheebo tea.

Take 2 capsules with a meal three times daily. Liquid, take 1/2 teaspoon with water three times daily. Lotion is for external use only.

Pau d'arco is also available in the following combination packages:

Order Pau d'Arco
100 Capsules $14.95
270 Capsules $38.75
Pau d'Arco/Taheebo Tea
7 oz.
Liquid Extract
2 fl. oz.
Pau d'Arco
Lotion 4 fl. oz.

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