What is Pau d’Arco?
With pink, purple or white flowers, Pau d’Arco can be found growing in Central and South America as well as in the Amazon and the Caribbean. The tree takes its special name from the ants that have taken up residence in its cavities. Internationally, however, the tree is called Pau d’Arco, which translates as bow stick. Pau d’Arco is very resistant to various pests and has an extremely strong bark, which made it an excellent bow material for the Indians, who used the bark of the Pau d’Arco to make hunting bows. The bark is also a natural antibiotic that has been highly valued in folk medicine for centuries for its powerful antibacterial and antiviral properties in the treatment of various infectious diseases.
What is Pau d’Arco extract made of?
Epigenetics Pau d’Arco extract is made using a traditional method from the organic inner bark of Pau d’Arco tree (Tabebuia impetiginosa), which is first steeped in a mixture of organic alcohol and purified water in a controlled environment, so that its therapeutic properties are slowly diffused into the liquid. This results in a liquid extract full of herbal power, which is intended for therapeutic use.
What is the healing power of Pau d’Arco?
The plant’s antibacterial action is due to a compound called lapachol, which prevents the reproduction and development of gram-positive (such as staphylococci and streptococci) and gram-negative micro-organisms in the body, thus preventing infection and speeding up the healing process in the event of infection. Pau d’Arco also has analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects and stimulates immune function.
Pau d’Arco extract can be used to help with the following conditions:
- weakened immune system;
- various skin diseases (including eczema, psoriasis, dermatoses);
- gastric and duodenal ulcers;
- digestive problems;
- urinary and genital diseases;
- different inflammatory processes;
- fungal diseases;
- arthritis and rheumatism;
- autoimmune diseases;
- cardiovascular diseases;
- biliary disorders;
How to use Pau d’Arco extract?
The recommended daily dose for an adult is up to 56 drops per day, mixed with a small amount of water and lemon juice to increase its absorption. However, the exact dose depends on whether the intent is to prevent or treat the disease. For treatment purposes, it is recommended to consult with a specialist in order to determine the appropriate dose. Shake the tincture bottle lightly before use. The extract is not suitable to be used during pregnancy.
Can there be any side effects from consuming the extract?
Pau d’Arco may cause nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, vomiting and bleeding when taken in large quantities. Also, Pau d’Arco can cause a delay in blood clotting, so it is important to avoid administering the product if you are about to undergo an operation. In this case, it is important to avoid consuming the extract for at least 2 weeks before and after the procedure. Pau d’Arco should also be used with caution if you are taking blood thinners or experiencing blood clotting.
How to store the product correctly?
It is best to keep the tincture bottle in a dry and cool place, out of the reach of children and to use it within 12 months after the first opening.