Pau d'Arco and Bacteria
Pau d'Arco has been claimed as beneficial in fighting against various bacterial infections. Of course, look for professional advice before using it as a treatment, or supplemental treatment, for any of these (or other) conditions.
In a case of pneumonia, the lung is affected by inflammation. It can lead to symptoms like fever and breathlessness. Although most cases of pneumonia are bacterial in nature, the condition can also be caused by other things, such as viruses, parasites, etc. As for bacterial causes, Streptococcus pneumoniae is the most frequent reason. The method of treatment that is recommended is based upon certain factors, including the medical reason for the pneumonia. As mentioned, only use Pau d'Arco as part of your treatment for this condition, or others (mentioned here or not) if recommended to do so by a professional.
This illness is brought on by different kinds of Mycobacterium. While it most frequently affects a patient's lungs, it can also impact other locations in the person's body. In the majority of cases, the illness does not initially present symptoms, but remains latent. After some time, a latent infection may become active tuberculosis. Antibiotics are used for treatment of tuberculosis, in order to wipe out the mycobacteria.
Sometimes, proponents of herbal medicine also recommend using Pau d'Arco to treat infections of H. pylori. Once again, conditions mentioned here are only to be treated with Pau d'Arco if someone who is qualified in medicine suggests or permits that you do so. The information here is not provided by a person of such qualification.
Helicobacter pylori is a bacteria that is a common reason behind stomach ulcers. It also has an association with stomach cancer. More than half of the population -- worldwide -- is thought to be infected with this bacteria. The majority of cases do not present symptoms, despite the fact that the person may have chronic gastritis.
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Some have suggested that Pau d'Arco is useful for strengthening the immune system, which may become weak in various situations, including when one takes a course of antibiotics. (Note: Take what your doctor prescribes for you! Just because antibiotics might weaken one's immune function does not mean they should not be taken.)
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