Origin: Derived from the inner bark of pau d’arco tree.
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Overview: Pau d’Arco is a dietary supplement made from the inner bark of the tree of the same name. It is also known as lapacho or taheebo. It is marketed for reducing inflammation and promoting weight loss. It contains the naphthoquinones lapachol and beta-lapachone which are believed to be responsible for its health benefits.
- Treating infections
- Inhibiting inflammation
- Reducing weight by inhibiting pancreatic lipase
Common Dosage: 10 to 15 grams of bark boiled in water and taken as an herbal tea three times per day. It can also be taken as a liquid extract at a dosage of 1 to 2 ml administered three times daily. It is also available in capsule form and is commonly taken at a dosage of 2 to 4 500 mg capsules taken 1 to 2 times daily.