Lapacho - Pau d'Arco

Lapacho - pau d'arco bark
Kora lapacho - pau d'arco

Lapacho is the inner bark of Tabebuia impetiginosa, the Lapacho tree, and a few other trees in the same family. It is also known as Pau d’Arco, Tahuari or Tahuari. Lapacho is widely used in the traditional herbal medicine of South America. It has become famous thanks to its anti-cancer properties. Modern scientific research confirms many of its traditional properties. Pau d’Arco bark is usually administered as a liquid extract (tea) or a tincture or in capsule form.

Health benefits and main uses of Lapacho - Pau d’Arco:

Properties and effects validated by scientific research:

anti-cancer, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-parasiticidal, anti-viral, analgesic and against malaria.

Other properties validated through traditional usage:

Anti allergenic, anti ulcer, anticoagulant (blood thinning), anti dysentery, antioxidant, anti-rheumatoidal, as an antidote for snake poison, as an astringent, cardiotonic (strengthening the heart muscle), as a liver tonic, as a stimulant of the immune system.

Other names for Lapacho / Pay d’Arco: La Pacho, Tahuari, Taheebo.