Pau D’Arco
Tabebuia Impetiginosa

Used for centuries by the Indio tribes of South America, the Incas as well as the Aztecs, The inner bark of Pau D’arco when used as an infusion or tincture is an excellent Anti Bacterial, Antifungal, Anti tumour, Anti Viral, Anti oxidant, Anti microbial, Antiinflammatory, Antiparasitic, blood and lymph cleanser that enhances Immune function and supports the liver greatly.
Effective against:
Chronic fatigue syndome or myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS or ME)
Fibromyalgia (FMS)
Candida Albicans overgrowth (candidiasis, oral thrush, vaginal yeast infection, etc.), Cancer and tumors: Alleviating side effects of Chemotherapy as well as reducing tumors
Viruses, such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), Herpes virus (herpes simplex), Polio virus, Avian myeloblastosis virus, Leukemia virus, and others.
Pau d’arco has also been used extensively to treat skin conditions such as Psoriasis, eczema and fungal infections.  
Arthritis and Rheumatism,
Dysentery, Fevers, and Malaria.
The Antibacterial properties of Pau d’arco render it useful in the treatment of
Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus, Helicobacter pylori (common cause of stomach ulcers), Brucella, tuberculosis, and pneumonia.
Pau D’arco strengthens and promotes healthy liver function by removing toxins from the liver.
Lapachol, flavonoids, quercetin, alpha lapachone, beta lapachone, xyloidone.

Caution: The blood thinning napthaquinones in Pau d’arco may increase bleeding and slow down blood clotting.  

Lata Chettri-Kennedy