Pau d'Arco Liver Disease Treatment
Pau d'arco is thought by some to potentially be useful in certain cases of liver disease. According to Dr. Daniel B. Mowrey, "In one clinical study, South American researchers administered lapachol to patients with various forms of cancer, including adenocarcinoma of the liver, breast and prostate, and squamous carcinoma of the palate and uterine cervix."
Mowrey continues, saying, "Taken orally, the substance resulted in temporary reduction of all conditions and in a significant reduction in pain. Duration of treatment was anywhere from 30 to 720 days, with an average of about two months. For example, one patient with liver cancer presented with a significant reduction in jaundice accompanied by other signs of improvement after eight days of therapy."
Other actions documented by traditional use of Pau d'Arco appear to show that it was at least considered a hepatotonic - something which tones, balances and strengthens the liver. As it is also thought to be an immunostimulant, its benefits are thought to include strengthening of the body's immune system, which will in turn assist in preventing liver disease. It is also claimed that this taheebo may assist in removing poisons from the liver tissue, along with simply promoting healthy liver function.
An added benefit to using Pau d'Arco is that, taken at its recommended dosage, it is claimed to have no adverse effects upon the liver. Drug treatments for viruses, candida and cancer in some cases cause liver damage or liver disease, and therefore Pau d'Arco treatment of other such ailments may prove beneficial in sustaining the liver's health. Of course, we do not recommend dropping your current medication (or avoiding beginning a course of one) in order to use Pau d'Arco instead. Talk with a doctor and find professional information on this matter.
Do not overdose on Pau d'Arco as its abuse may cause liver damage. In promoting a healthy liver, the last thing to do would be to give it too much of something that might help it, and therefore harm it instead. Please taken into consideration the cautions regarding Pau d'Arco, and consult your doctor if you have any questions or concerns.