Pau d'arco benefits

Medicinal Properties:

In Brazil and elsewhere across South America and the world, pau d'arco bark is an accepted remedy for vaginal yeast infections, other fungal infections, immune system weakness, and cancer. Extracts of the whole herb do appear to fight yeast and fungal infections, and early investigations displayed some promise against malignancies. But isolated formulations of two phytochemicals, lapachol and beta-lapachone, proved to be otherwise toxic in amounts necessary to kill cancer cells. Low doses of the isolated phytochemicals activate the body's immune system, but higher amounts suppress it. Herbal authorities cite these findings as more proof that extracts of the whole herb are better than any isolated compound. The bottom line is that pau d'arco seems to be more promising as an herbal remedy for fungal woes than malignant cancers.

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