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The Many Health Benefits of Pau D’Arco

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  • Pau d'Arco has antiparasitic, antimicrobial, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as analgesic, antioxidant, astringent and laxative effects
  • Traditionally, Pau d’Arco has been used for the treatment of wounds, aches and pains, malaria and other tropical diseases, colitis, respiratory infections, fever, inflammation, boils, ulcers and more
  • Many of its benefits are related to its blood-cleansing compounds and compounds that inhibit harmful microorganisms. Lapachol is effective against malaria and quercetin is a powerful antiviral
  • One of the ingredients in Pau d’Arco is beta-lapachone, a potent catalyst for a molecule called NAD+. By increasing NAD+, Pau d’Arco helps improve mitochondrial ATP production
  • Another powerful ingredient in Pau d’Arco is the quercetin, an antioxidant flavonol shown to cleanse the blood and combat inflammation and viral illnesses. It also acts as a natural antihistamine

By Dr. Mercola

Pau d'Arco — made from the bark of a large evergreen tropical tree found in the rainforests of the Amazon, South America and Latin America — is a potent antiparasitic remedy with a long history of use by indigenous populations. It also has antimicrobial, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as analgesic, antioxidant, astringent and laxative effects. It’s one of the supplements I take on a daily basis for its mitochondrial, immune-boosting and antiaging benefits.


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