Survival Herbalism pt 2 By Dan Abaldo M.H. Pau d’ Arco-And Cats Claw, 911 More on Herbal Antivirals and antibiotics. A Post From The Herb Blog
Pau d' Arco
Useful for occasional and mild swelling from excess moisture in the joints
Useful for mild and occasional pain relief
Slight laxative properties
Normal, healthy immune support
Pau d’ Arco is one of the most popular herbs in all of South American herbalism, ranking just behind Cat’s Claw and Chuchuhuasi. Pau d’ Arco has a wide range of positive effects that has resulted in its high demand across the globe. It is an herb that practically demands research into its unique abilities.
Pau d'Arco bark has active principles, mainly lapachol, quercetin and other flavonoids. The dried inner bark of Pau d'Arco can be used as a tea which has a taste that is just a little bit harsh, and a color that may remind you of sepia-toned photographs. Some claim that it is useful in managing diabetes. It is also suggested that this plant is useful in treating other medical conditions, amongst which are fibromyalgia (FMS) and lupus (SLE). This herbal tea is used by many during the cold and flu season, and is a remedy for smoker's cough. Another medicinal use of Pau d'Arco is as an expectorant: to promote "coughing up" by the lungs in order to free mucus and contaminants that had been lodged there.
Pau d'Arco tea or tincture concoctions have reportedly had beneficial effects for cancer patients, anywhere from alleviation of chemotherapy symptoms to complete remission of tumors. According to Dr. Daniel Mowrey, who has become somewhat famous in the area of Pau d'Arco supporters, anti-cancer benefits can be had from Lapacho (the active compound), without any side effects being noticed (but see cautions page for potential side effects). Taheebo, another name that is used for this tea, is suggested to have been helpful to many.
Candida Albicans, a fungus which causes yeast infections, has also been treated by the Pau d'Arco herb. Aside from patients dealing with candida problems, those with other issues involving fungi or yeasts -- such as Aspergillus -- may also be helped due to the antifungal nature of lapachol. Moreover, it is claimed that certain bacteria are affected by this compound, so help may also be available for people with issues of that nature, including: C. diff, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus, Helicobacter pylori (common cause of stomach ulcers), Brucella, tuberculosis, pneumonia, and dysentery.
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Pau d'Arco Virus Treatment
One of Pau d'Arco's many qualities is that of an anti-viral. The herb has shown effectiveness against a host of viruses. Research and studies have been conducted by people such as Dr. Robert B. Mowrey regarding this Taheebo tree and its lapacho derivative, in relation to effects against viruses.
Pau d'Arco has been proved effective by its lapacho compound to some degree inactivating, slowing, inhibiting, killing or stunting viruses, including: herpes virus (herpes simplex), polio virus, vesicular stomatitis virus, avian myeloblastosis virus, rauscho murine leukemia virus, friend virus, rous sarcoma virus, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV, cause of AIDS), as well as others.
The N-factors and A-factors of Pau d'Arco's lapacho aid in inhibiting viruses. One such N-factor, beta-lapochone, actually inhibits the enzymes in virus cells which directly affect the synthesis of DNA and RNA. At that point, the virus is no longer able to take control over the reproductive processes of the cell, and therefore can neither replicate itself nor infect other cells. Such a characteristic is common in other substances being tested for qualities useful against AIDS and the Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV).
Some plants, such as yerbamate, contain sulfurous compounds which, when combined with lapacho, might provide a catalyst for transformation of lapachol to beta-lapachone. Due to this, the effectiveness of lapacho as an anti-viral agent may be increased when an herb or plant, such as yerbamate, is applied in addition to the Pau d'Arco.
In addition, one of the many benefits of Pau d'Arco is a strengthened immune system, which is under attack during a viral infection. This assistance allows the body to better fight the infection, as well as to be upheld against other viral invaders. When you have a virus, removing the source of the problems and standing up against outside attackers are both key.
Pau d'Arco and Inflammation
As a natural anti-inflammatory, Pau d'Arco may be useful in fighting against inflammation. Before you use it for this purpose, talk to a medical professional about this possibility, and mention any medical conditions you may have or other herbs or medications you may be using. The same also applies to other items that are mentioned here as anti-inflammatories, whether intended for that condition or others.
This herb is also an anti-inflammatory. It comes from what is known as the ginger family of plants. Turmeric contains an amount of up to five percent of curcumin, which is the active ingredient. Turmeric is also used for a number of other purposes. For instance, it can be used as a dye. It also provides a particular flavor, and therefore is frequently employed as a spice. Amongst its other uses are also additional claims of medical benefits, such as for patients with arthritis or Alzheimer's disease.
Aside from Pau d'Arco, another herb which some people use for targeting inflammation is ginger. As can be understood from the previous section, it is found in the same family as turmeric. Ginger has been seen as useful in fighting against some forms of nausea, and may also be beneficial in some other medical circumstances.
Pau d'Arco and Bacteria
Pau d'Arco has been claimed as beneficial in fighting against various bacterial infections. Of course, look for professional advice before using it as a treatment, or supplemental treatment, for any of these (or other) conditions.
In a case of pneumonia, the lung is affected by inflammation. It can lead to symptoms like fever and breathlessness. Although most cases of pneumonia are bacterial in nature, the condition can also be caused by other things, such as viruses, parasites, etc. As for bacterial causes, Streptococcus pneumoniae is the most frequent reason. The method of treatment that is recommended is based upon certain factors, including the medical reason for the pneumonia. As mentioned, only use Pau d'Arco as part of your treatment for this condition, or others (mentioned here or not) if recommended to do so by a professional.
This illness is brought on by different kinds of Mycobacterium. While it most frequently affects a patient's lungs, it can also impact other locations in the person's body. In the majority of cases, the illness does not initially present symptoms, but remains latent. After some time, a latent infection may become active tuberculosis. Antibiotics are used for treatment of tuberculosis, in order to wipe out the mycobacteria.
Sometimes, proponents of herbal medicine also recommend using Pau d'Arco to treat infections of H. pylori. Once again, conditions mentioned here are only to be treated with Pau d'Arco if someone who is qualified in medicine suggests or permits that you do so. The information here is not provided by a person of such qualification.
Helicobacter pylori is a bacteria that is a common reason behind stomach ulcers. It also has an association with stomach cancer. More than half of the population -- worldwide -- is thought to be infected with this bacteria. The majority of cases do not present symptoms, despite the fact that the person may have chronic gastritis.
OK, so, this is another great anti virus and anti biotic herb. There is a lot of informational and uses in the great book, I speak of often," Herbal Antibiotics" and now, " Herbal Antivirals" complex but you can understand, today these two books should be on everyone’s book shelf.
I have mentioned the books so many times and GSE Grapefruit seed extract, I am wondering, has nay one purchased these books? Have you got your GSE tablets yet?
months of posting,, warning, these are your RX-Herbal equivalents, prevention, bacteria, virus 911 issues for your survival herbal medicine, I now shout out. GET THE BOOKS, GET GSE TODAY. WARNING, WARNING I AM NOT KIDDING, NOW.
You must understand gram positive and gram negative, so you know what antibiotic herb to use, and it could be a 911 situation and out break, what do you do. On this blog I have been talking of the need for anti virus and antibiotics, well before the Ebola outbreak, shown me in a vision, now listen. As a christian if you do not heed a prophetic word from a minister and a herbalist telling you, warning you what to do with our God created medicines it will be on your head.
Proverbs says. ( It has this verse two times, so I guess we should heed it)
"The wise FORSEE danger and hides himself, the simple just pass on and are trapped".
This has many implications, a foreseeing of things, knowing what to take, it will, take Prayer number one, but also herbal medicine.
God gave them to us, use them, why not?
This post is yet more info on anti virus antibiotics, so listen up, next cats claw.
A new botanical nutrient, Uncaria Tomentosa, is being called by many the "Miracle Herb from the Rain Forest of Peru". It has been drawing increasingly more interest among the proponents of natural health care. Although virtually unheard of in the United States until recently, the beneficial effects of the Peruvian herb Uncaria tomentosa, commonly known as "una de gato" in Spanish and "cat's claw" in English, have been studied at research facilities in Peru, Austria, Germany, England, Hungary and Italy, since the 1970's. These studies suggest that the herb may be beneficial in the treatment of arthritis, bursitis, allergies, diabetes, lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome, cancer, herpes, organic depression, menstrual irregularities and disorders of the stomach and intestines. (References 1, 2, 3)
Properties attributed to cat's claw include:
This emergence of knowledge about the activity of cat's claw could not have come at a better time! Many people have become fearful that the war on cancer is being lost, that new potentially deadly viruses are evolving, and that more deadly "super-bacteria" are developing due to over use of prescription antibiotics. This is why increased attention is being placed upon "Nature's Pharmacy", the botanical or herbal nutrients that offer so much hope.
In referring to cat's claw, Newsweek reported that this "rain forest herb has been long used to treat asthma, ulcers, and cancer. ("Nature's Biggest Sellers", Newsweek, November 6, 1995, page 68) In an article in Newlife, this herb was described as having so many therapeutic uses that it far surpasses such well known botanicals as Echinacea, Golden Seal, Astragalus, Siberian Ginseng, as well as Reishi and Shaitake mushrooms. ("Cat's Claw - A Wonder Herb from the Peruvian Rain Forest", Newlife, February, 1995)
Dr. Brent Davis described cat's claw as "The Opener of the Way" in referring to its ability to detoxify the intestinal Tract and to treat a variety of stomach and bowel disorders. ( Cat's Claw News, May/June, 1995)
The anti-inflammatory qualities of cat's claw have been found to be useful in the treatment of arthritis. ( Journal of Natural Products, 54: Page 453, 1991; Arthritis News, 1: Summer, 1989)
The possible anti-cancer qualities of cat's claw were explored in a study on the mutagenic (ability to create mutations) activity in cigarette smokers' urine. Non-smokers did not show mutagenic activity in their urine, while cigarette smokers did. After taking this natural plant substance, smokers' urine showed a dramatic decrease of mutagenic activity. ("Mutagenic and Antimutagenic Activity of Uncaria", Journal of Ethnopharmacy, 38: page 63, 1993)
So as an herbalist I am very familiar with both herbs in this post, more help for the day we live in. Cats claw is the number one of the two in this post. It is essential, you make , buy this stuff today.
I hope someone wakes up from this true 911 on herbals needed today.
Dan Abaldo M.H. Minister, 100% tuition free herbal School.
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