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Information on Pau d'arco including the benefits and uses of using Pau d'arco. Your Health are located in Australia are a group of alternative / holistic doctors and use Pau d'arco as part of a holistic approach to health.
Pau d'arco
Botanical name

Tabebuia avellanedae, Tabebuia impetiginosa

Conditions commonly used for
  • Inflammatory disorders - arthritis, cystitis, prostatitis, bronchitis, gastritis, ulcers, hepatitis, asthma, lupus, scleroderma
  • Infectious disorders - Candida albicans infections (used internally and topically for vaginal, oral and systemic candidiasis), infections of the genitourinary tract (cystitis, prostatitis), herpes, tinea, ringworm
Common dosage range

Generally recommended adult dosages for pau d'arco include the equivalent to 1 tsp of dried inner bark, boiled in 1 cup water for 5 -15 minutes, taken up to 3 times per day or prescribed as tablets or capsules.

Cautions, Contraindications and Side Effects

  • Although generally regarded as safe and well tolerated, large doses can cause nausea and vomiting.
  • Not recommended for infants and children or during pregnancy and breastfeeding
Links & Other Information

It is not within the scope of the YourHealth website to provide comprehensive information on documented or potential herb-drug interactions. Please seek the advice of your healthcare practitioner.

Contact YourHealth for referenced material regarding this herb, any conditions or therapies mentioned.

A Medical Practitioner specialising in Integrative Medicine, a qualified Nutritionist or Naturopath will be well trained in the use of nutrients, including their proper dosage, contraindications and potential drug interactions.

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