pau d'arco(redirected from Ipê)
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pau d’arcoHerbal medicine
Any of a family of trees native to Central and South America, the inner bark of which is anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial. It has been used for indigestion, infections (bacterial, fungal, parasitic and viral), smoker’s cough, and arthritis; anecdotal reports suggest that pau d’arco may be useful for AIDS, malaria and cancer.
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Pau d'Arco(pow dăr′koo) [Portuguese]
The inner bark of the Tabebuia avellanedae, an evergreen tree of the rain forests of Central and South America. It is marketed as a tea that is promoted as a treatment for cancer, fungal diseases, inflammation, and pain.
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