Taheebo has been most successful in cases consdered hopeless by traditional medicine. It has been said to give greater vitality to the body by strenghtening its organic defenses, revitalizing the body, helping to create new and normal cells, increasing resistance to diseases, creating a feeling of well-being and helping to alleviate pain. Unlike prescription drugs, it can be taken in large quantities and in combination with anyother medication without the risk of harmful effects. It can be used by children and adults alike. According to Dr. Meyer’s experience, a gradual elimination of pain is evident after only a few days of treatment.
Taheebo, or Pau d’Arco, is the common name for the inner bark of the Red or Purple Lapacho tree. This tree grows high in the Andes of the South American rainforest. The Red Lapacho’s purple-colored inner bark was one of the main medicines used by the Incas and has been used for over 1,000 years by the Callawaya tribe, descendants of the Incas. These native tribes use Taheebo topically to address a variety of undesirable skin conditions including eczema, psoriasis, fungal infections and skin cancers. It is taheebo’s anti-cancer properties that have lead to its potential in the treatment of a wide variety of cancers and tumors.
This hardy, deciduous tree grows high in the Andes of the South American rainforest. A Red Lapacho tree can reach heights of more than 90 feet while withstanding severe winds and weather due to its deep roots. In the rainforest many trees surrounding the Red Lapacho are covered with spores leading to a fungal disease that eventually kills them. These spores are never found on Red Lapacho trees. This anti-fungal property carries over into the use of taheebo for candidiasis, pyorrhea, athlete’s foot, herpes and a variety of fungal and viral infections. Many people have used taheebo along with black walnut in the successful treatment of these conditions.
This tea, in concert with a vegetarian diet and meditation, were the keys to overcoming a cancer that has spread throughout his body.
Taheebo is an herb extracted from the inner bark of the Lapacho tree. For centuries it has been highly prized by indigenous peoples of the Andes for its life sustaining vitality.* The Lapacho tree (also known as Pau D’Arco) remains remarkably immune to the common fungal spores that infest and typically kill many neighboring trees in the rain forest. Lapachol, a key active component in Taheebo, has demonstrated broad-spectrum immune support.* It is a staple for many seeking a holistic approach to better health.
History: Taheebo has been promoted for many years as an anticancer herb, and lay reports have claimed efficacy in a variety of cancers. Antifungal and antibiotic properties are also claimed in promotional literature, with both topical and oral dosing for candidiasis.
Summary: Taheebo, also known as Pau d’Arco and lpe Roxo, is derived from the inner bark of Tabebuia avellanedae and related species. Lapachol has been mistakenly identified as the active constituent, whereas the furanonaphthoquinones appear to be responsible for the biological activity of the product. Widely used in alternative cancer therapy without sufficient scientific proof, it may be more useful in antifungal applications, although no clinical trials appear to have been conducted for any indication. There are no reports of serious adverse effects; however, it should not be used with anticoagulants.
The health benefits of taheebo tea come from some of the chemicals found in the tree’s inner bark which include lapachone, lapachol, and isolapachone. These are secondary only to the tannins which most alternative medicine practitioners say are important natural remedies. Researches have found evidences that pau d’arco is an effective remedy for illnesses mainly because it can be used as an antibiotic, anti-fungal, and can also help in curing tumors. Taken in the form of tea, the taheebo can treat a variety of other medical disorders.