The Teheebo tree grows mainly in Argentina and Brazil and has been used for centuries by the native inhabitants of the region not only for their bows but also for it’s medicinal properties. Even though Pau d’Arco grows in some very moist places, the tree never gets fungal growth because of the anti-microbial properties of the bark.
The bark of the Taheebo tree contains a compound known as lapachol which is thought to be the source of Pau d’Arco’s medicinal characteristics.
How It Treats Candida albicans Infections
Pau d’Arco has the following known effects on the human body.
- It has anti-microbial properties.
- It strengthens the immune system.
- It helps detoxify the body.
- Promotes healthy blood.
By adding this tea to your Candida eliminating diet, you’ll be increasing the diet’s effectiveness because of Pau d’Arco’s properties.
Pau d’Arco can also be taken in liquid and capsule form, but for tea it’s recommended that 1 tablespoon of the bark be used to make 4 servings of the tea daily. It has a slightly bitter or sour taste so if the tea isn’t for you, try the capsule form of Pau d’Arco. You can find Pau d’Archo tea in most herb shops or you can order it online from a reputable source and include this herb in your Candida fighting arsenal.