Analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects in animal models of an ethanolic extract of Taheebo
, the inner bark of Tabebuia avellanedae.
avellanedae and Taheebo
extract have anti-inflammatory activities [34-36, 38, 40, 46, 47].
Pau d'arco (Tabebuia impetiginosa, also known as lapacho or taheebo
) is an Amazon rainforest tree with astringent, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and anti-fungal properties.
Another widely distributed hoax is taheebo
tea, known as Pau d' Arco, a "miraculous" herb from Brazil that sellers say is "believed to be effective on various chronic conditions," including arthritis, cancer and diabetes.
Lapacho/Pau d'Arco/Ipe Roxo) is a traditional South American remedy of panacea proportions.
The product produced from the inner, purple-colored bark of this tree is known as Taheebo
or pau d'arco and has been used pharmacologically to treat various conditions including fungal infection, eczema, psoriasis, and skin cancer [31-33].