Pau d' arco
Tabebuia impetiginosa

Pau d' arco - Tabebuia impetiginosa (in the Bignoniaceae family)

Part used: Bark.

Tendencies: Drying, slightly warming.

Taste/smell: Astringent, aromatic.

Dosage: Infusion: 1 tablespoon per cup of water; or 1:3.5 dry strength liquid extract: 10-50 drops 1-4 times per day.

Use: (a) Lymphagogue, (b) Antifungal, (c) Antibacterial, (d) Antiviral, (e) An tiparasitic, (f) Anti-inflammatory.

Pau d'arco is used for lymphatic congestion, cancer, diabetes, rheumatism and as an immune system modulator. It can be used internally and externally for fungal infections.

Contraindications: Information unavailable at this time.

Copyright 1999 by Sharol Tilgner, N.D. (ISBN 1-881517-02-0) - all rights reserved.