Pau d'Arco Cancer Treatment
Laboratory studies suggest that lapachol and other compounds from Pau d'Arco may have effects against cancer, as well as other illnesses. Additionally, Pau d'Arco tea or tincture concoctions have had beneficial effects for cancer victims, anywhere from alleviation of chemotherapy symptoms to complete remission of tumors. An article published by Dr. Daniel B. Mowrey on Pau d'Arco stated that "whole Lapacho has produced clinical anti-cancer effects without side effects."
Several researchers using wood of the Pau d'Arco plant studied the effects of lapachol, alpha-lapachone, beta-lapachone and xyloidone on experimental-cancer, and observed as high as 84% inhibition on Yoshida's sarcoma. Of special note is that no toxicity was found due to the use of the Pau d'Arco wood.
Evidence of Pau d'Arco's effectiveness against cancer may be found in books, articles, and throughout the Internet. While there are skeptics as to its usefulness in treating cancer, studies as well as experiences seem to point to the benefits received through Pau d'Arco, assistance against cancer and other illnesses.
As has Dr. Mowrey, Dr. Robert M. Nakamura has also done research on Pau d'Arco's effects on cancer. Dr. Nakamura stated that "The Taheebo extract contains many compounds with different biological activities and can be consumed as a nutritional supplement and be used as an adjunct to other treatment drugs prescribed by your physician in various diseases such as cancer, diabetes, arthritis, etc."
We suggest that the reader do additional personal research on the subject of the effectiveness of this herb from the Taheebo tree in treating cancer. In studying you may also be able to see whether any specific conditions of your body, or that of a loved one, might be helpful or harmful in considering the use of Pau d'Arco cancer treatment. In conclusion, we recommend that you talk with someone who has proper medical training and qualification to make a determination of how useful this plant is for treating cancer, as well as whether it may be beneficial or otherwise in your particular case.
Of note is that in some forms of cancer, the person may have a weakened immune system. Chemotherapy, a common treatment for cancer, may also result in this. Pau d'Arco has been claimed to be useful in situations of decreased immunity.
If you do use Pau d'Arco in treating illness, follow the directions of the manufacturer as well as any that may have been given by your doctor. Never overdose as toxic reactions may follow large doses of lapachol (the derivative of Pau d'Arco). Taken under the proper conditions, in the right way and in the recommended dosage, the Pau d'Arco herb may prove useful.