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pau d’arco

Herbal 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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References in periodicals archive ?
Martins, "Antitumoral and toxicological properties of extracts of bark and various wood components of Pau d'arco (Tabebuia avellanedae)," Revista do Instituto de Antibioticos, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, vol.
Fernandes-de-Oliveira, Contribuicao ao conhecimento quimico das especies Tabebuia serratifolia Nichols e Tabebuia rosa Bertol [Ph.D.
Tabebuia aurea is typical of Brazilian Cerrado, with records also from areas of Caatinga, Mata Atlantica, Pantanal, and Amazon Rainforest, occurring from the north to the southeast (Lohmann, 2015).
Tabebuia Rosea trees were in glorious bloom on the road side from Kandy .The Knuckles and surrounding hills make this ground about the prettiest of them all.
Trees planted at the new park include Washingtonia, Neem, Delonix regia, Tabebuia, Cordia, and Tecoma, to name a few.
alternata) from Aegiceras corniculatum and Tabebuia argentea which produce quinones alterporriol K and lapachol, respectively.