Lapacho tea | Antimicrobial and germicidal effects of quinone

According to historical sources, Lapacho tea (Pau d’arco) has been highly appreciated by many different cultures over several centuries, not only for its good taste but also for its healing properties. Only at the end of the 20th century, researchers and doctors discovered, what the ancient Incas already had known for a long time and used successfully: the healing power of the Lapacho tree.

The Lapacho Tea is made from the inside bark of the the red Lapacho tree. These are mainly found in Brazil and Argentina, and are used therapeutically by the Indians and indigenous people, because of its healing and health promoting properties on the human organism.

What makes the Lapacho tea so special?

Lapacho tea contains essential trace elements and minerals that deacidify the body and provide a basic milieu. Among others, these include: potassium, calcium, manganese, copper, iron, magnesium, boron, phosphorus, barium, iodine and much more.

It is important to know, that the Lapacho tea does not contain caffeine and so can be consumed in larger quantities. The superior effectiveness of the tea, is provided by the included lapachol and lapachone. These work digestive, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and much more. In addition, the bark of the Lapacho tree contains alkaloids and other unexplored agents.

It is reported that the Lapacho tea is able to increase the number of red blood cells in the blood and thus to ensure a better oxygen supply in the cells. This characteristic is intended to give the body more energy and, above all, to eliminate anaerobic bacteria in the body. For this reason, the Lapacho tea would be an interesting way to fight against fungi, viruses and bacteria in the organism.

Lapacho tea has been used very successfully in allergies. But even with leukemia and various fungal diseases, repeatedly great successes is reported. In addition, the Lapacho tea is said to have an anti-tumor effect. The healing qualities of the Lapacho tea are said to be helpful and supportive, among others, in the following diseases:

Arteriosclerosis, diabetes, gastritis, bronchitis, leukemia, rheumatism, ulcers, polyps, inflammation of the urinary tract, Parkinson’s disease, anemia, parasitic infestation, fungal diseases, arthritis, cataract, shingles, Lupus, migraine, neurodermatitis, liver disease […]

Basically, the Lapacho tea is said to have the following effects:

  • Promote digestion
  • Promote the body’s wound healing
  • Support in detoxification and purification
  • Strengthening the immune system
  • Antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial effect – very effective especially in Candida albicans
  • Increase of red blood cells
  • Promoting the basic milieu in the intestine
  • Reduce fever
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Diuretic
  • Analgesic
  • Blood-cleansing

Lapacho tea from medically perspective

Dr. Theodore Meyer, a modern scientist from Tucuman State University in Argentina, was one of the first scientists who studied the chemical composition of Lapacho. In these investigations, he discovered a quinone, which has antibiotic and germicidal effects.

According to the Dietmann Research Foundation in the US, Lapacho tea strongly stimulates the intestine, liver, gall bladder and perspiratory glands, and also permanently supports their function.

Also in the context of various chemo-therapies in cancer patients, it is said that it was observed that the toxic burden on the liver has been significantly reduced.

This alone was enough reason, that in Argentina, under the direction of dr. Meyers, Lapacho tea was distributed to cancer patients across the country.

Professor Walter Accorsi argues that Lapacho tea is responsible for a significant reduction of pain in cancer patients. In some cases, is is said that the patients were even completely free of pain. He says that the researchers were just astonished. He was even able to observe the cure of rheumatism, various ulcers and diabetes. And that within just a few weeks.

Dr. Byrd from Houston, USA says that Lapacho tea is the best remedy ever introduced to the US, and that people just do not realize which effects Lapacho has and that it really works.

Why I personally use Lapacho tea

Because of my pronounced bowel problem and a long lasting fungal infection with Candida Albicans, I use Lapacho tea as support for my Candida treatment.

The Lapacho tea helps me to accelerate my digestion a little, which is very beneficial in Candida to move the dead fungi out of the intestine quickly.

In addition, the tea actually has a good effect in killing the fungi. I notice that every time, when I forget to drink the Lapacho tea for two days. The stomach becomes more bloated again, I get flatulence and feel in just worse in general.

Before I started the candida treatment, my red blood cells and hematocrit also were below normal. After 3 weeks of treatment, the current blood test showed that this has returned to normal. If this is due to the Lapacho tea, or the Candida treatment with caprylic acid, grapefruit seed extract, oregano oil, olive leaf extract, pomegranate and garlic, I can not really tell.

But it is definitely worth trying the Lapacho tea if there are some of the above mentioned illnesses and symptoms.

It is also worth mentioning, that there are massive quality differences in the Lapacho tea. I bought my first ration locally in a good tea shop and this one was really outstanding in its effect, taste and scent. Since I drink 2 liters of the tea daily, the consumption is of course quite high and so I looked for a cheaper alternative on the Internet and directly ordered 1kg at Amazon.

Unfortunately, this turns out to be a big failure. This tea was 14 $ per kilo cheaper than in the local tea shop, but the effect is nearly zero. The taste is a true disaster as well as the scent.

To be on the safe side, I bought a small amount of the Lapacho tea in the store a few days ago to see if my impression is correct and confirmed. Even visually, these are two completely different teas. It is worth spending a few euros more and to compare. And if possible, do not order on the Internet.

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