Pau d'arco comes from the bark of trees that grow in Brazil, Argentina and other tropical regions. Pau d'arco has been used for hundreds of years for its powerful antifungal and immune building properties. The trees withstand the growth of fungi, making it ideal for external and internal use.
Pau d'arco is a rich source of iron, which contributes to the elimination of wastes from the body and the assimilation of nutrients. It contains a chemical called lapachol, known to support the immune system, and it also has antifungal, antibacterial and antibiotic properties. It has been used to treat immune deficiency disorders, cardiovascular problems, and may be used to reduce blood pressure.
Pau d'arco is a good blood cleanser and detoxifier. It may be used to treat all types of infections, stimulate urine flow, reduce fevers, and aid digestion.
Pau d'arco contains properties that are beneficial in relieving inflammation and pain related to bowel problems, ulcers, arthritis and rheumatism.
Externally, pau d'arco may be used to treat of a variety of inflammatory skin problems and infections, including fungal infections, hemorrhoids, eczema and wounds.