Taheebo (Tabebuia impetiginosa) medicinal herb is a magnificent and powerful plant to boost the immune system. This is good news because boosting the immune system will aid in fighting infections which is a terrible ordeal for most people. The bark has been used by the Incas medicine men of South America for over one thousand years. They used it to treat bronchitis, asthma, ulcers, cancer, varicose veins as well as fungal infections, due to its antibiotic properties.
It is a perennial tree that is native to Africa, India and Latin America and there are about twenty one species in existence. It is safe, effective and convenient because it can be found in health food stores around the world.
The common names are Pau d'arco, Lapacho, Red lapacho, Pink lapacho, Ipe roxo, Trumpet bush, Lapacho Colorado, Pink trumpet tree and Tajy.
It is being considered and researched as a possible remedy to treat AIDS patients by combining echinacea, licorice and spirulina. Some individuals refer to it as trumpet bush as a cover up for it to be sold.
The medicinal properties are antimicrobial,antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal, hepatic, tonic, laxative and anti-inflammatory.
The constituents are lapachol, isolapachone, flavonoids, Carnosol, lapachone, quercetin and tannins.
The health benefits of this medicinal herb is utilized in India because it is used as herbal remedy to treat syphilis, diabetes, leukemia, lupus, and psoriasis. There are those who use it as a blood cleanser or to purify the blood and it is able to fight against and destroy bacteria that are associated with herpes as well as polio.
It can treat arthritis, colds, coughs, back pain, fever, liver ailments, cancer, wounds, varicose veins, poor blood circulation, psoriasis, toothache, yeast infection, ulcers and impotence.
It has the ability to boost the immune system which
will result in it being very powerful and natural to fight against germs
of all kinds including the AIDS virus.
I can never get over the fact that God made so many wonderful herbs to aid in man's failing health and although some of the names are so weird, these plants will still be here for the next generation to utilize for medicinal purposes.
The tea is an excellent source with extremely high killing agents for cancer, candida, ulcers and other maladies. It can therefore be termed an herbal cancer remedy. This herb is also used by herbalist to treat all kinds of diseases.
To make the tea use a tablespoon of the bark and add to 4 cups of boiling water. Boil for five minutes on high fire then lower heat and simmer for twenty minutes. After twenty minutes let the tea settle, then strain through a cheesecloth and store in a thermos and consume accordingly. However, you can drink taheebo tea cold as well as warm.