- Strengthens the immune system.
- Supports the blood.
- Helps the body replenish vital elements.
- Improves appetite.
- Fortifies the body against viruses and germs.
- Assists the detoxification process.
Pau D’Arco is the inner bark of the Tabebuia avellanedae tree. This tree grows in Brazil and Argentina and is commonly called the taheebo. One of the most interesting things about this tree is that it does not grow fungus. Pau D’Arco contains lapachol, a chemical which is thought to boost the immune system. Herbalists often use this bark not only to maintain immune system health but also to maintain circulatory system health.
Some experts believe pau d’arco has many benefits including as a pain reliever and anti-inflammatory agent. This is why it is commonly prescribed by herbalists to treat candidiasis infection, herpes virus, joint inflammation, bacterial infections and even certain viruses such as influenza. Nature’s Sunshine gets their pau d’arco from its home country of Brazil. Pau d’arco can be found in several different forms including as a topical lotion and in capsule form. Each capsule offers 500 mg of pau d’arco.