Pau D’Arco - Taheebo (Tabebuia heptaphylla) was highly prized by the Incas who noticed that when other plants disappeared in the hot, and humid conditions of the Amazon jungle, Pau D’Arco still remained. It is used today among the Callaway tribe in South America for its potent anti-fungal effect that is matched only by its anti-viral action. Several studies have shown lapacho’s (Pau D’Arco) effectiveness for treating cancer in patients. Pau D’Arco is an effective blood purifier and is successful against many blood toxicity conditions such as dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis. It also is a blood purifier and blood builder in leukemia and pernicious anemia and as a primary immune enhancer against viruses such as the flu, herpes and hepatitis. Pau D’Arco is a protector for the liver and helps to neutralize poisons that involve the liver. Its significant anti-fungal properties make it effective for use in vaginal douches, suppositories or tampons soaked in the tea for vaginitis. Pau D’Arco seems to have the ability to reduce tumors of all kinds by dissolving them. It has a natural anodyne (pain-relieving) effect helping to relieve the pain of arthritis and cancer.