Pau D'Arco 2 oz tincture
A beautiful, flowering tree, originating in South America, traditionally has so many uses, it’s hard to pin them down to just a few. A list of “folklore” uses include fighting infection, cancer, topical skin infections, prostate infections, pain relief, fights viruses, as well as candida or fungal overgrowth. Western medicine has begun to study some of them, with possibilities such as helping UTIs with its antimicrobial properties, reducing inflammation by increasing the Nrf2-target genes, a protein that regulates the expression of antioxidant proteins that protect against oxidative damage, triggered by injury or inflammation.
A 2001 study showed its ability to lower feelings of pain by reducing the sensory processing of it, specifically related to arthritis, swelling and certain kinds of cancer.