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Pau d’arco

Other Names: Pau d'arco, Pink Trumpet Tree, Pink Lapacho, Tabebuia Impetiginosa
Traditional Usages: Wounds, Fever, Dysentery, Intestinal Inflammations, Snakebites, Cystitis, Cervical Inflammations, Prostatitis, Lowers Blood Pressure, Infections of the Nose, Mouth and Throat, Fungal Infections including Yeasts and Ringworm, Colds, Fever, Flu, Malaria, STD's, Anemia, Bronchitis, Acne, Allergies,
Resources: Peru, Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil
Parts Used: Dried Inner Bark, Wood

Pau d’arco - Herbal remedy for  Athletes Foot: Pau d’arco can be taken orally or applied topically. It has anti-fungal, antiviral and antibacterial properties.

Pau d’arco - Herbal remedy for Bacterial Vaginitis: Pau d’arco can be made into a  tea to fight the bacteria. Drink a cup of this herbal tea twice daily until condition improves. Infuse one teaspoon of dried pau d'arco in a cup of hot ewater for five minutes, strain and drink when cool.

Pau d'arco - Herbal remedy for Melanoma: Pau d’arco is an immune system stimulant. To prepare Pau d'Arco tea, mix 2-3 grams of the inner bark into a teapot with one cup of boiling water. If you want 2 cups, then add about 5 grams of the bark.  You can also use tea bags. One tea bag may be 2.5 grams. Infuse one tea bag in one cup of boiling water. Drink twice daily.

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