Organic Pau d'arco (Ipe roxo) Handroanthus impetiginosus - Tabebuia impetiginosa
Chemical compounds in Pau d'arco
Contains chemical compounds called naphthoquinone such as lapachol, as well as a significant amount of antioxidant quercetin.
Benefits of Pau d'arcoAnti-tumor and antimicrobial, especially anti-candida. Other uses for pau d'acrco include diabetes, ulcers, stomach inflammation (gastritis, liver ailments, asthma, bronchitis, joint pain, hernias, boils, and wounds.
Antimicrobial and antifungal activity Lapachol like many naphthoquinones it interferes with the electron transport system and inhibits cell respiratory mechanism
Antitumor Activity Like camptothecin and topotecan beta lapachone inhibits DNA topoisomerase I. Topoisomerase inhibitors including beta-lapachone seem to be effective against several types of cancer including lung, breast, colon and prostate cancers and malignant melanoma
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