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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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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.
(Taheebo 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].