Pau d’Arco – tabebuia heptaphylla. Anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties have been attributed to pau d’arco. It can be taken internally and externally for treating infections, and is considered especially valuable in cases of Candida albicans infections (e.g. thrush). Pau d’arco is also active against certain intestinal parasites.
primary active(s): lapachol
contraindications: None noted.