Pau d’arco (Tabebuia avellanedae)
Also known as Lapacho, this tree’s bark has been widely used throughout Latin America, USA, and Europe for its anti-bacterial, anti-viral, antioxidant and anti-fungal properties. Naturally rich in quinones such as napthaquinones, naphthofurandiones, and anthroquinones, Pau D’Arco has been consumed historically to help promote wellness on a many different levels. More recent scientific studies indicate that Pau D’Arco helps to support healthy intestinal flora and also assist the body in supporting healthy cell growth. When it comes to Candida infections- the herb helps to loosen the bowels just enough enough to wash out old fecal matter and expose the Candida yeast. It active components, mainly lapachol, handle the rest with their inhibitory effects on Candida development. Pau D’arco can also be applied directly on the skin to treat Candida yeast infections.