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pau d'arco

an herbal product harvested from an evergreen flowering tree native to Florida, the West Indies, Mexico, and Central/South America.
uses It is used for cancer, inflammation, and infection. It is possibly unsafe when used orally in typical dosages; there are insufficient data regarding its efficacy for any indications.
contraindications For those ignoring the general concerns related to personal safety, it should not be used during pregnancy and lactation, in children less than 18 years of age, or in those with hemophilia, von Willebrand's disease, thrombocytopenia, or known hypersensitivity.

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.

pau d'arco (pō' därˑ·kō),

n Latin name:
Tabebuia impetiginosa; parts used: bark, heartwood; uses: this herb is controversial. Research suggests that it has antimicrobial, antifungal, and immunostimulant effects and is useful for psoriasis and other skin conditions and as an adjunct treatment for cancer, HIV, liver conditions, diabetes mellitus, and lupus; other studies assert that it is not only relatively useless but also toxic; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children, hemophilia, von Willebrand's disease, thrombocytopenia, liver and kidney damage at high doses, anticoagulants, active ingredient (lapachol) is possibly toxic. Also called
ipe, ipe roxo, ipes, la pacho, lapacho colorado, lapacho morado, lapachol, purple lapacho, red lapacho, roxo, tajibo, trumpet bush, or
trumpet tree.
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Pott e Pott (2009) classificaram como sendo originarias de floresta estacional e chaco Adelia membranifolia e Calycophyllum multiflorum, alem de Tabebuia aurea, que e caracteristica de cerrado, mas relacionada floristicamente com o chaco (POTT; POTT; DAMASCENO JUNIOR, 2009).
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Jimenez-Gonzalez FJ, Veloza LA, Sepulveda-Arias JC (2013) Anti-infectious activity in plants of the genus Tabebuia.
Tabebuia avellanedae naphthoquinones: activity against methicillin-resistant staphylococcal strains, cytotoxic activity and in vivo dermal irritability analysis.
Parenchyma vasicentric, Tabebuia guayacan lozenge-aliform, unilateral, and in marginal or in seemingly marginal bands 27a.
Antiulcerogenic activity of bark extract of Tabebuia avellanedae, Lorentz ex Griseb.
Tabebuia chrysantha es un arbol que en los bosques puede alcanzar 35 m de altura y 1 m de diametro en el tronco.
Herb Total Juglans nigra fruit hull 400 mg Artemisia annua herb 400 mg Tabebuia avellanedae inner stem 200 mg Berberis vulgaris stem bark 360 mg Allium sativum bulb 720 mg Citrus paradisi seed 250 mg Thymus vulgaris oil 2 mg Rosmarinus officinalis oil 1 mg Origanum vulgare oil 10 mg Capsule to be opened and mixed with manuka honey three times daily.