Used in herbal medicine as a treatment for bacterial, fungal, and protozoal infections; and to help treat sore throat and colds.
Pau d’arco is an herb known by many names. The reason for this is simple: It was a deeply prized herb known by many of the indigenous tribes of South America. They were well aware of pau d’arco’s numerous health benefits and used it for various health problems.
Pau d’arco bark has many active principles, mainly lapachol, quercetin, and other flavonoids. These act in synergy to exert antimicrobial activity against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria and fungi. Pau d’arco’s properties may also ease the symptoms of sore throat and cold.
DIRECTIONS OF USE
Adults:Take 2 capsules three times daily or as directed by your health-care practitioner.
Contains no: Gluten, soy, wheat, corn, eggs, dairy, yeast, citrus, preservatives, artificial flavour or colour, starch, or sugar.
Cautions and warnings:Consult a health-care practitioner prior to use if you are breast-feeding or attempting to conceive. Do not take more than the recommended dosage. Consult a health-care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen.
Contraindications:Do not take with vitamin K, as supplementation may reduce anticoagulant and antineoplastic effects. Do not take if on immunosuppressants, as it may inhibit the immune system. Do not take if you have a heart condition or a blood clotting disorder, or if you are taking anticoagulants. Do not take if you are pregnant.
Known adverse reactions:Nausea, vomiting, anemia and a tendency to bleed may occur. Hypersensitivity (e.g. allergy) has been known to occur in those individuals sensitive to wood dust; in which case, discontinue use.
Do not use if seal is broken. Keep out of reach of children.
Each vegetable capsule contains:
Pau d’arco (Tabebuia heptaphylla) inner bark
Other ingredients:Vegetable magnesium stearate in a non‑GMO vegetable capsule composed of vegetable carbohydrate gum and purified water.