Pau d' Arco

(Inner Bark) Mitochondria / Skin (NAD+/Selenium) Brown Fat
180g (6.35 oz.) Dried Bark

Pau d’Arco, known as the "Divine Tree" by the Brazilian rainforest shamans. A traditional South American Medicine Pau d'Arco (Tabebuia impetiginosa) has been used since ancient times as the infusion prepared from the tree’s bark is revered for its extraordinary healing powers such as detoxifying, antifungal, antimicrobial and immunity-boosting effects. Native shamans use this magical bark in energising aphrodisiac herbal mixtures and as a supplementary ingredient in Ayahuasca brews. It is used in healing rituals and is generally regarded as rejuvenating tonic. Now you can experience the power of the ancient rainforest! The Pau d'Arco tree grows in the warm parts of Central and South America. It is a broad leaf evergreen that grows to a height of 125 feet and has pink-to-violet coloured flowers. The tree's extremely hard wood makes it resistant to disease and decay. The inner bark of the tree is used medicinally. In recent years there has been an increasing demand for Pau d'Arco. As always, we at Ancient Purity never recommend taking anything long-term, it’ best to cycle, break and repeat. Add Forest Honey for taste.

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Ancient Purity presents a powerful Tree Medicine... For thousands of years, Pau d’Arco has been used as an antiviral herb. The beta-lapochone present in Pau d’Arco actually inhibits the enzymes in virus cells, which directly affects the synthesis of DNA and RNA. Pau d’Arco tea has the power to aid in the healing of skin wounds and infections. It’s commonly used to reduce redness and swelling due to skin infections and irritations. This is because of its antifungal and antibacterial properties. Another powerful element of Pau d’Arco is Selenium, an antioxidant that removes free radicals that damage cells and trigger a lack of health. Selenium is an extremely vital mineral for the human body. 

According to a study conducted by the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Surrey, consuming plenty of naturally occurring selenium has positive antiviral effects. It is essential for successful male and female fertility and reproduction, plus reduces the risk of some serious health problems. Low selenium status is associated with increased risk of mortality, poor immune function and cognitive decline. Ancient Purity's Pau d'Arco bark is prepared using only certified inner bark from the ‘cambium’ layer of these magnificent rainforest hardwoods. This process is entirely sustainable and the bark can be ‘harvested’ causing no permanent damage to the tree. There are some precautions with using Pau d'Arco but this Ancient Remedy is very much alive today and people are rediscovering its incredible abilities. It easy to use this inner bark to make Powerful Herbal Tea/Elixir. Why not get a Bombilla Hot Drink Straw (See ‘Related Products’) from us? With a Bombilla you can drink the tea with true South American style. However you take your Pau d'Arco you are in for some unique benefits.

Pau d' Arco Inner Bark – Information & Points to Research

  • Trusted, Indigenous Source.
  • Dried Un-Touched Inner Bark.
  • Easy to Drink & Pleasant Taste.
  • Consumed Since Ancient Times.
  • Antifungal, Antimicrobial & Detoxifiying Herbal Tea.
  • Fights Parasites.
  • Slows Blood Clotting.
  • Increases ratio of NAD+ to NADH in muscles.
  • Supports the Immune System.
  • Greater Motor Performance.
  • Enhanced Muscular Strength.
  • Supports Smooth & Healthy Skin.
  • Rich in Antioxidants.
  • Boosts Strength & Vigour.
  • Promotes Healthy Weight.
Ancient Purity's Pau d'Arco bark is prepared using only certified inner bark from the ‘cambium’ layer of these magnificent rainforest hardwoods. This process is entirely sustainable and the bark can be ‘harvested’ causing no permanent damage to the tree. There are some precautions with using Pau d'Arco but this Ancient Remedy is very much alive today and people are rediscovering its incredible abilities. It easy to use this inner bark to make Powerful Herbal Tea/Elixir. Why not get a Bombilla Hot Drink Straw (See ‘Related Products’) from us? With a Bombilla you can drink the tea with true South American style. However you take your Pau d'Arco you are in for some unique benefits.

Pau d' Arco - Mitochondria-Protecting Longevity Herb

When we fast or restrict calorie intake, beneficial changes take place in your cells: the body shifts into a protective and regenerative mode, cells and tissues work extra hard to fight damaging free radicals and repair its genetic materials. Mitochondria undergo mitochondrial biogenesis where they replace old, malfunctioning mitochondria (Membrane-bound cell organelles that generate most of the chemical energy needed to power the cell's biochemical reactions) with new ones. Fasting and restricting both calories and non-fibre carbohydrates drives your cells to use their mitochondria to shift over and produce energy from fat. Because there is no or limited glucose available for energy, your body has no choice but to use stored fats for its fuel. Having the metabolic flexibility to easily shift over to using fat for fuel instead of glucose is a profoundly effective way to help optimise your mitochondrial health. Ancient Purity highly recommends intermittent fasting for giving your mitochondria the care they need. However, you may be pleased to learn that it’s not the only way to help get your mitochondria back into shape... 

“Every disease is curable, except when Life energy is depleted.”― Julia H Sun

Beyond Fasting... Make your body regenerate with the "Molecule of Youth"... There are other ways to get the same mitochondrial protective and regenerative effects as fasting without actually restricting your calories. Something you can do in addition to intermittent fasting for even faster results. Researchers have isolated plant substances that mimic the effects of calorie restriction to help protect your mitochondria and genetic material, and to help slow premature cellular ageing. As you age, your mitochondria suffer increasingly more damage from oxidative stresses. Communication between your cells breaks down largely due to the age-related decline of one of the most important coenzymes found in every cell in your body: Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, or NAD+. NAD exists in two different forms: NAD+ and NADH. NAD+ is known as the “Molecule of Youth.” When your cells break down carbs and fats for energy, the energy is stored by creating ATP (adenosine tri-phosphate) and NADH. When NADH converts into NAD+, the preferred form, it supplies your body with ATP or energy. You can read more detailed scientific information about NAD metabolism in mitochondria here.

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ATP, NADH & NAD+

NAD+ plays several crucial roles for your health... it stimulates sirtuin longevity proteins that switch off certain genes that promote ageing. Two sirtuin enzymes, SIRT1 and SIRT3, which require NAD+ to function, trigger the formation and optimal activity of new mitochondria. In addition, it fuels PARP (Poly ADP ribose polymerase), an enzyme that repairs damaged DNA. PARP activity is linked to maximum lifespan. Without NAD+, your DNA repair will be crippled. NAD+ also supports healthy metabolism and mitochondria. By now you probably understand that the higher your levels of NAD+ in your cells, the more efficient your mitochondrial ATP or energy production will be.

What decreases our NAD+ Levels...Researchers have discovered that low levels of NAD+ can accelerate cellular ageing and reduce the activity of SIRT1. This can age your body and impair the formation and functioning of new mitochondria. Ageing is also a major factor. When you’re younger, NADH can easily give up its energy-rich electrons to create NAD+. However, as you age, unrepaired DNA damage lowers your levels of NAD+. Since your levels of NAD+ drop as you age, your sirtuin activity declines as well. That impacts cellular signaling, which leads to mitochondrial dysfunction. Let’s have a look at what else can lower your levels of NAD+ (NOTE: Many of these factors are within your control. Every little step you take to influence these variables, the more you can help maintain your levels of NAD+ and slow the cellular ageing process.)

  • Chronic inflammation / Disrupted circadian rhythm or body clock / Low oxygen levels in your cells.
  • Consuming too many calories / Excessive alcohol consumption / High blood sugar and insulin levels / DNA damage.

Symptoms of low levels of NAD+

  • Fatigue or lower levels of physical energy / Low mental energy or brain fog / Increasing weight gain, especially in your abdomen /Inflammatory issues.
  • Rising cholesterol levels / Moodiness and feeling blue / Heart issues / Cold feet and hands / Immune system issues and infections that won’t clear up.

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Fasting, calorie restriction and interval exercise are three things that can help raise your NAD+ levels. And so can something else that has been shown in studies to radically increase levels of NAD+. A compound transforms the equivalent of a 60 years old person’s muscle health similar to a 20 years old person in ONE week. Scientists set out to discover if raising NAD+ levels could potentially turn back the clock on cellular ageing in mice. In one recent study, researchers injected a group of elderly mice with a pharmaceutical compound known to increase cellular levels of NAD+. 

Within only one week of treatment, mitochondrial homeostasis was restored, and the key biochemical markers of muscle health in a 22-month- “old” mouse were restored to levels similar to a youthful 6-month-old mouse. To convert this to human years, that’s like transforming muscle biochemical markers of a 60-year-old body to those of a 20-year-old. It restored a high ratio of NAD+ to NADH, the cofactor that plays a key role in the production of energy. High levels of NAD+ (relative to NAHD) are needed for DNA repair and the activation of SIRT1. As impressive as this study certainly was, Ancient Purity can't offer and won't suggest pharmaceuticals to increase levels of NAD+. But there is something we can highly-recommend and it's all natural, all powerful, easy to use, well-absorbable and it tastes as good as tea…

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Pau d’ Arco Gives

Antibacterial & Antifungal… Scientific research indicates that Pau d’Arco tea has antifungal and antibacterial properties. While the exact process remains a mystery, Pau d’Arco is believed to inhibit the processes fungi and bacteria need producing energy and oxygen. Due to this reason Pau d'Arco might be used to naturally detox candida. Some test-tube studies reveal that the extract from the bark provides protection against a wide range of illness-causing organisms and might also inhibit the development of harmful bacteria in our digestive system. For example, it has been found that beta-lapachone inhibits and treats MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), an infection which is notoriously hard to control. In another research, drinking Pau d’Arco tea restrained the growth of Helicobacter (H.) pylori, which is a malicious bacteria growing in our digestive tract and has a tendency to attack our stomach linings, causing ulcers.

Anti-Inflammatory Properties…Pau d’Arco tea has been shown to reduce inflammation as well. While low inflammation levels are beneficial, chronic inflammation is believed to cause illnesses, such as high blood pressure, overweightness, and heart issues. Several animal and test-tube studies demonstrate that Pau d’Arco extract inhibits the release of specific chemicals that trigger an inflammatory response in the body. For example, in one research, Pau d’Arco extract decreased inflammation in mice by 30 to 50%, compared to a placebo. Because of this, Pau d’Arco might aid reduce treat several types of inflammatory conditions. 

Liver Health…Pau d’Arco has long been used as a remedy for supporting the liver. It is assumed to neutralise the toxins involving the liver aiding this organ’s blood cleansing function. However, more research is needed to scientifically validate this liver supporting use of Pau d’Arco.

Parasite Eliminator… In the Amazon rainforest Pau d’Arco has been used for centuries to help treating parasitic infections. It even has been successfully used in the treatment of malaria, a fatal illness that is present in infected mosquitos. Two of the active elements in the bark, beta-lapachone and lapachol, have revealed in laboratory tests to kill certain parasites, viruses, bacteria and fungi.

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Pau d'Arco is made from the bark of a large tropical tree, often called the Pink Lapacho, which grows in the Amazon rainforests of South America and Latin America. It has a long history of use for a number of health concerns. The inner lining of the bark is the tree’s most treasured part. It contains two valuable substances called lapacholand beta-lapachone. Lapachol is best known for its potential cellular health benefits. Beta-lapachone powerfully increases NAD+ inside your cells. By increasing NAD+, Pau d’Arco can help improve ATP or cellular energy production. In a study with aged mice, researchers added beta-lapachone from Pau d’Arco bark into one group’s diet. There were no changes in activity level or total calories of either group.

Pau d'Arco... An Ancient Herb for a Longer Life...

Pau d'Arco is made from the bark of a large tropical tree, often called the Pink Lapacho, which grows in the Amazon rainforests of South America and Latin America. It has a long history of use for a number of health concerns. The inner lining of the bark is the tree’s most treasured part. It contains two valuable substances called lapacholand beta-lapachone. Lapachol is best known for its potential cellular health benefits. Beta-lapachone powerfully increases NAD+ inside your cells. By increasing NAD+, Pau d’Arco can help improve ATP or cellular energy production. In a study with aged mice, researchers added beta-lapachone from Pau d’Arco bark into one group’s diet. There were no changes in activity level or total calories of either group. The following effects were noted in the beta-lapachone group, compared to the control group:

  • Increased ratio of NAD+ to NADH in the muscles.
  • Higher number of intact mitochondria, suggesting resistance to mitochondrial breakdown.
  • Less damage to mitochondrial proteins that reduce the production of damaging reactive oxygen species (ROS) inside the cell.
  • A decrease in body weight and body mass, compared to the level found in young adult mice.
  • Lower age-related markers in blood, such as increased glucose, lipids and leptin (Often referred to as the 'Fat Controller')
  • Increased body temperature, suggesting a higher energy expenditure and body metabolism.
  • Higher capacity of associative memory.
  • Greater motor performance and muscular strength, as seen by up-regulated genes associated with muscle development.

What’s most surprisingly is this: beta-lapachone benefitted the health of the mice even more than calorie restriction. The beta-lapachone group lived significantly longer than the calorie-restricted group, which lived longer than the control group! In addition, the researchers noted that beta-lapachone protected the mitochondrial structure better than calorie restriction. Many people don’t realise that absolutely everything that happens in their body relies on healthy mitochondria. If your mitochondria don’t function well, nothing else in your body will either. Nearly all your cells contain hundreds of mitochondria. Cells with a higher demand for energy, like your heart, liver, brain and nerve cells have thousands of mitochondria. Mitochondria are tiny energy factories that supply about 90% of the fuel your body needs from the food you eat and the oxygen you breathe. They produce this energy through a series of reactions known as the Krebs cycle in the form your cells can use adenosine triphosphate (ATP).

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ancient purity Scientific research indicates that Pau d’Arco tea has antifungal and antibacterial properties. While the exact process remains a mystery, Pau d’Arco is believed to inhibit the processes fungi and bacteria need producing energy and oxygen. Due to this reason Pau d'Arco might be used to naturally detox candida. Some test-tube studies reveal that the extract from the bark provides protection against a wide range of illness-causing organisms and might also inhibit the development of harmful bacteria in our digestive system. For example, it has been found that beta-lapachone inhibits and treats MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), an infection which is notoriously hard to control. In another research, drinking Pau d’Arco tea restrained the growth of Helicobacter (H.) pylori, which is a malicious bacteria growing in our digestive tract and has a tendency to attack our stomach linings, causing ulcers.

Could Pau d'Arco Perhaps the Ultimate Weight-Loss Hack

This ancient Amazonian bark might also promote weight-loss. Studies in mice have revealed that it limits pancreatic lipase, which is an enzyme that aids our bodies to digest and absorb dietary fats. Blocking it decreases fat digestion, resulting in less absorbable calories. In one 16-week research, mice that were given Pau d’Arco extract lost much more weight than those mice that were given a placebo, despite no food intake changes. Similarly, in a study involving mice following a high-fat diet, Pau d’Arco extract or tea protected against increased body weight. When we are cold, our body has a number of ways to keep the temperature up. Shivering is one. Non-shivering, which involves a tissue called "Brown Fat" is another. Unlike regular white fat that stores calories, brown fat burns energy and produces heat. And when it produces heat, it stimulates energy expenditure.

Babies are born with high levels of brown fat to help them stay warm. As you age, your brown fat deposits drastically decline. What you have left is typically mixed in with white fat and found around your spinal cord, kidneys, neck and between your shoulder blades. Everyone has at least some brown fat cells. The lower your body mass index (BMI), the more you likely have. Today, scientists are convinced you can grow brown fat. Why you want to have Brown Fat?...Brown fat is loaded with mitochondria and it’s desirable for your metabolism. Researchers believe brown fat may hold the key to wellness, and by restoring your levels, you may be able to significantly improve your health. Mice studies suggest Pau d’Arco’s Beta-Lapachone may help turn your white fat into Brown Fat. The more brown fat you have, the better. Low levels are linked to three conditions: Decline in your body’s metabolic function, decreased ability for your cells to use insulin, lower production of new mitochondria (known as mitochondrial biogenesis).

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How You Can Restore Brown Fat Levels with Pau d'Arco

Mice studies suggest that the beta-lapachone found in Pau d’Arco’s inner bark can convert white fat into brown fat. One especially revealing study showed that beta-lapachone along with a high-fat diet stimulated the expression of brown-adipocyte genes, decreased weight gain and increased energy expenditure, compared to a control group of mice. Imagine the potential implications for your well-being... Because of their plentiful mitochondria, brown fat cells may help you regulate your body weight and protect your vital organs, especially your heart, brain and nervous system. At Ancient Purity we think you’ll agree that having higher levels of brown fat could be a real plus for your heath, especially in the areas of weight management, mitochondrial health and your most important organs! You can further increase your brown fat levels by regular cold exposures. This could be as simple as taking cold showers. They are uncomfortable for sure, but you feel so good afterward, and they really improve your metabolic health.

In summary, brown fat, also known as BAT (brown adipose tissue), is a special kind of body fat which is activated when your body gets cold. Brown fat creates heat to aid retain the temperature of your body in cold environments. There’s much more mitochondria present in brown fat than in white fat. These important mitochondria are brown fat’s "engines" that burn calories to create heat. Among scientific researchers, brown fat has generated interest because it seems to be capable utilising regular body fat as fuel. Additionally, physical exercise might stimulate the hormones which activate brown fat. 

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Pau d'Arco, an Ancient Detoxifier

Pau d’Arco tea detoxifies the body by removing harmful toxic substances; these toxins include heavy metals, pesticides, preservatives and even residue from chemotherapy. Pau d’Arco works as a detoxifier by having a laxative effect. It’s known to loosen bowels, which aids digestion and regularity. By stimulating the digestive system, Pau d’Arco tea helps the body rid itself of excess fats and toxins. It’s important to keep foods moving through your body, especially the colon. The colon is the body’s sewage system, but like all healthy and properly functioning sewage systems, it needs to be cleaned, emptied and maintained to function properly.

When we eat highly processed, refined or “fake” foods, our colons become laden with the unhealthy debris from these foods. For this reason, it’s vital to consume detoxifying foods and drinks, like Pau d’Arco tea, in order to maintain a clean and healthy body. Pau d’Arco tea consumption is one of the best ways to detox; blood vessels, the lymph system, cells, tissue and organs are all detoxified, which allows the body’s systems to function properly and efficiently. Today Pau d'Arco is still popular with the modern populations of Peru and Brazil. The bark contains many actives and is a source of antioxidants. In a nutshell, Pau d'Arco has a very potent cleansing ability. It is very helpful in relieving intestinal infections, restoring colon health and eliminating parasites. An amount of infection-combatting components known as naphthoquinones seem to kill certain illness-causing bacteria, without damaging the gut’s beneficial bacteria.

Facts on Pau D'Arco

Botanical names: Tabebuia impetiginosa, Tabebuia avellanedae. 

Common names: Pau d’Arco, Lapacho, Bow-Stick, Ipe roxo, Taheebo, Tajy, ‘The Tree Of Life’ and the ‘Devine Tree.’

Pau d’Arco contains several compounds, including quinoids, benzenoids and flavonoids.
These compounds have shown biological activity against harmful organisms. Pau d’Arco also has a significant amount of lapachol, which comes from the stem of the tree.

Most of the chemical research on Pau d'Arco has been done on the wood and not the inner bark. Pau d'Arco contains chemical compounds called naphthoquinones, specifically lapachol and beta-lapachone. They seem to have antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial properties. They also contain significant amounts of the antioxidant quercetin. 

According to the U.S Department of Agriculture, lapachol is known to be toxic and resistant to nearly all types of harmful organisms. A 2005 study published in Oncology Reports found that lapachol has promising results.

Lapachol is also used for its antioxidant, antifungal and antimicrobial effects, but some research suggests that high doses of this compound can lead to dangerous side effects, like reproductive toxicity.

Pau d’Arco also contains another chemical called beta-lapachone, which has also demonstrated toxicity to harmful organisms, similar to lapachol. The Pau d'Arco tree grows in the warm parts of Central and South America. It is a broad leaf evergreen that grows to a height of 125 feet and has pink-to-violet coloured flowers. The tree's extremely hard wood makes it resistant to disease and decay. The inner bark of the tree is used medicinally. In recent years there has been an increasing demand for Pau d'Arco.

As always, we at Ancient Purity never recommend taking anything long-term, it’ best to cycle, break and repeat.

Pau d’Arco contains several compounds, including quinoids, benzenoids and flavonoids. These compounds have shown biological activity against harmful organisms. Pau d’Arco also has a significant amount of lapachol, which comes from the stem of the tree. According to the U.S Department of Agriculture, lapachol is known to be toxic and resistant to nearly all types of harmful organisms. A 2005 study published in Oncology Reports found that lapachol has promising results. Lapachol is also used for its antioxidant, antifungal and antimicrobial effects, but some research suggests that high doses of this compound can lead to dangerous side effects, like reproductive toxicity. Pau d’Arco also contains another chemical called beta-lapachone, which has also demonstrated toxicity to harmful organisms, similar to lapachol. As always, we at Ancient Purity never recommend taking anything long-term, it’ best to cycle, break and repeat.

Pau d'Arco is enjoyed today just like Ancient Times in South America

Pau d'Arco is said to have antifungal, antimicrobial and immune-boosting properties, which are employed in the treatment of numerous health issues ranging from HIV to the common cold. Most commonly Pau d'Arco is used to treat candida, an intestinal yeast infection that often causes vaginitis. It is also used in the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome. The immune response stimulating properties seem to be most prominent at low doses.  Not all active constituents of Pau d'Arco are easily soluble in water and the bark must be prepared properly as a decoction. Pau d'Arco is also used as a supportive remedy in kidney and bladder infections and to help treating rheumatism and arthritis. Some people appear to have had good results when using this herb as an anti-malignant cells agent. Ancient Purity would like to encourage you doing more research on Pau d’Arco.

Pau D'Arco… Closing Thoughts

Pau d'Arco is at home in Central and South America’s tropical regions. Native tribes of South and Central America have long valued this amazing rainforest tree, not solely for its powerful, fungus and insect resistant wood, but as a medicine as well. The Guarani Indians made their important hunting bows from this wood while they hoped that the tree's vigour would be transferred to both, hunter and bow. In Brazil, medicinal use of Pau d'Arco is most common. There it is regarded as a virtual panacea. Health practitioners commenced to take note, when a hospital doctor began to treat his dying brother, who was diagnosed with cancer, with this ancient herb. Apparently, the doctor’s treatment was a success and soon other health specialists at the clinic participated in his empirical research. Subsequent clinical research has focussed on isolated constituents of Pau d'Arco, as these can be more easily standardised and patented. 

Pau d'Arco is said to have antifungal, antimicrobial and immune-boosting properties, which are employed in the treatment of numerous health issues ranging from HIV to the common cold. Most commonly Pau d'Arco is used to treat candida, an intestinal yeast infection that often causes vaginitis. It is also used in the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome. The immune response stimulating properties seem to be most prominent at low doses.  Not all active constituents of Pau d'Arco are easily soluble in water and the bark must be prepared properly as a decoction. Pau d'Arco is also used as a supportive remedy in kidney and bladder infections and to help treating rheumatism and arthritis. Some people appear to have had good results when using this herb as an anti-malignant cells agent. Ancient Purity would like to encourage you doing more research on Pau d’Arco. For more scientific information, please see our ‘References’ page. 

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  • Pau d'Arco Inner Bark - 100% Natural.
  • Produced to ecological standards, free from agro-chemicals, non-irradiated and GMO-free.
  • Put 2 teaspoons of the bark into 4 cups of boiling water.
  • Let the bark sit in the boiling water for 20 minutes.
  • Remove heat and let the bark cool for at least 1 hour.
  • Strain the water.
  • Drink tea in small portions throughout the day, or use tea water for external use and vaginal flush.
  • You can also talk to your health care practitioner regarding use the correct amount of Pau d’Arco. Do not exceed the recommended daily intake. 

WARNING: Because Pau d'Arco can slow blood clotting, it should not be used with anticoagulants like Coumadin (warfarin) or antiplatelet drugs like Plavix (clopidogrel). The same may apply to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like Advil (ibuprofen), Aleve (naproxen), and Voltaren (diclofenac) in which the combined use may lead to gastric bleeding and stomach ulcers.

Pregnancy/Nursing: Due to lack of research, Pau d'Arco should not be used in children, pregnant women, or nursing mothers. To avoid interactions or unforeseen side effects, always advise your doctor about any herbal supplement or traditional medication you are taking.

  • Brand: Ancient Purity.
  • Origin: Brazil.
  • Size: 180g (6.35 oz.).
  • Container: Kraft Paper Pouch.
  • Estimated shelf life from purchase: 1 - 2 years. 
  • Storage: Store in a cool dry place, out of sunlight.

Scientific Articles

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center - Pau D'arco

NCBI Resources - Antinociceptive and antiedematogenic properties and acute toxicity of Tabebuia avellanedae Lor. ex Griseb. inner bark aqueous extract

Research Gate - Effects of Pau d’ Arco on primary dysmenorrhea

PMC - Nature curing cancer – review on structural modification studies with natural active compounds having anti-tumor efficiency

Hub Pages - Pau D'Arco Medicinal Properties

Supporting Scientific Research

  1. Ueda S, Umemura T, Dohguchi K, Matsuzaki T, Tokuda H, Nishino H, Iwashima A. Production of anti-tumour-promoting furanonaphthoquinones in Pau d’Arco cell cultures. Phytochemistry. 1994;36:323–325. doi: 10.1016/S0031-9422(00)97069-9.
  2. de Almeida ER, da Silva Filho AA, dos Santos ER, Lopes CA. Antiinflammatory action of lapachol. J Ethnopharmacol. 1990;29:239–241. doi: 10.1016/0378-8741(90)90061-W.
  3. de Santana CF, de Lima O, d'Albuquerque IL, Lacerda AL, Martins DG. Antitumoral and toxicological properties of extracts of bark and various wood components of Pau d'arco (Tabebuia avellanedae). Rev Inst Antibiot (Recife) 1968;8:89–94.
  4. Gabaldón T, Huynen MA. Shaping the mitochondrial proteome. Biochim. Biophys. Acta. 2004;1659:212–220.
  5. Forner F, Foster LJ, Campanaro S, Valle G, Mann M. Quantitative proteomic comparison of rat Forner F, Foster LJ, Campanaro S, Valle G, Mann M. Quantitative proteomic comparison of rat mitochondria from muscle, heart, and liver. Mol. Cell. Proteomics. 2006;5:608–619. from muscle, heart, and liver. Mol. Cell. Proteomics. 2006;5:608–619.

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