Pau d’Arco supplements are a natural, botanical herbal supplement commonly available in capsule, tablet or pill form. The supplement is derived from the bark of a huge canopy tree found in the rainforest of Amazon and other places in South America. In South America, people living hundreds of miles apart have used it for the same medicinal purposes for many years.
Pau d’Arco has a long history of being an herbal medicine around the world. In South America, it is used as an astringent, antibacterial, antifungal and laxative. It is used to treat syphilis, ulcers, psoriasis, urinary tract infection, Candidiasis, cancer, prostatitis, diabetes, gastrointestinal problems, constipation and allergies. In Brazilian herbal medicine, it is traditionally used for many conditions including leukemia, cancer, diabetes, ulcers, rheumatism, dysentery, stomatitis, and boils. In North American traditional medicine, Pau d’Arco is used as an analgesic, antiparasitic, antioxidant, antiparasitic, antimicrobial, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, laxative and anti-neoplastic properties. In the United States, it is used for lupus, diabetes, yeast infection, skin ulcerations, Hodgkin’s disease, leukemia, allergies, liver problems, Parkinson’s disease, psoriasis and osteomyelitis.
While the most common and effective form of administrating Pau d’Arco is through infusions, more and more people are taking Pau d’Arco supplements in the form of tablets and capsules. This form of administration is suggested for concentrated Pau d’Arco treatment that involves serious health problems, particularly if the person can only take a limited amount of liquids. Convenient supplements are also superior compared to other forms of preparation since the person is aware of how much of the active component enters his body.
On the other hand, Pau d’Arco pills are certainly the perfect choice for people who travel a lot or do not have the leisure to prepare tea regularly. Pau d’Arco supplements can also be combined with other herbal plants in order to get the best result in treating certain health imbalances. One important attribute of Pau d’Arco is mainly that since it contains saponin, it functions as a catalyst to improve the efficacy and often the tolerance to other components.
If you are taking Pau d’Arco capsules on a treatment basis, make sure to take them even after the symptoms have disappeared to avoid any recurrences. In this way, Pau d’Arco may destroy the build-up of the organism’s resistance. This may take a few weeks. For acute diseases or disorders, taking Pau d’Arco tablets for several days is typically enough. Taking it bit longer certainly will not hurt.
One should take note that the indications of Pau d’Arco are only a few examples. Pau d’Arco is considered as at least a supportive therapy for almost all health diseases but people should not self-medicate on herbal remedies without consulting an experienced, holistic naturopathic doctor or herbalist.
When taking Pau d’Arco supplements in tablet or capsule form, the usual recommended daily dosage is 250 mg two times per day. This dose of Pau d’Arco is often given to people with chronic illnesses such as HIV/AIDS, cancer or chronic fatigue syndrome together with other herbs for immune system boosting like goldenseal and Echinacea.