Pau d'Arco

Immune Power from the Rain Forest
By (author) Kenneth Jones

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Pau d'Arco
Immune Power from the Rain Forest
By (author) Kenneth Jones

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Pages : 160

Book Size : 5 x 7.75

ISBN-13 : 9780892814978

Imprint : Healing Arts Press

On Sale Date : March 01, 1995

Format : Paperback Book

Traditionally used to treat a wide range of ailments, the bark of the pau d’arco tree is today widely used as an immunostimulant. Many have found it to be particularly valuable in managing allergies associated with Candida. Kenneth Jones describes the usage of pau d’arco in South American folk medicine, and  gives clear directions for its preparation as a tea and as an extract.
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About Pau d'Arco

As the most complete chronicle of the science and folklore of pau d’arco, this book will serve as an invaluable resource for herbalists, scientists, and anyone interested in medicines from the rain forests of South America. Kenneth Jones describes the different varieties of pau d’arco and their applications in South American folk medicine, as well as giving clear directions for the herb’s preparation and dosage in the form of a tea and as an extract. Reviewing the wide-ranging scientific literature concerning pau d’arco, he also summarizes the results of the most up-to-date research on its medical benefits. Moreover, he points out the ecological dangers facing this and other valuable rain forest plants, stressing our need to ensure the sustainability of the tropical rain forests and the life giving herbs they contain.
Table of Contents

Table of content


Acknowledgments

Introduction


1.   A Potion in the Press

2. 
  Pau d'Arco in the North

3. 
  Forest Pharmacy

4.  
Inside Pau d'Arco

5.  
Thieves in the Forest

End Notes

Index
Author Bio
Kenneth Jones is a medical writer and consultant specializing in ethnobotany. He is also the author of Shiitake: The Healing Mushroom and Reishi: Ancient Herb for Modern Times.
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HEALTH

THE BARK OF THE PAU D’ARCO TREE, a longtime folk medicine in South America, has in recent years brought hope to the millions of people worldwide who are turning to botanical medicines. Traditionally used to treat a wide range of ailments, pau d’arco is today one of the most widely used immunostimulants. Many have found it to be particularly valuable in managing allergies associated with the Candida yeast syndrome and in disorders involving a weakened immune system.

As the most complete chronicle of the science and folklore of pau d’arco, this book will serve as an invaluable resource for herbalists, scientists, and anyone interested in medicines from the rain forests of South America. Kenneth Jones describes the different varieties of pau d’arco and their applications in South American folk medicine, as well as giving clear directions for the herb’s preparation and dosage in the form of a tea and as an extract. Reviewing the wide-ranging scientific literature concerning pau d’arco, he also summarizes the results of the most up-to-date research on its medical benefits. Moreover, he points out the ecological dangers facing this and other valuable rain forest plants, stressing our need to ensure the sustainability of the tropical rain forests and the life giving herbs they contain.

KENNETH JONES is a medical writer and consultant specializing in ethnobotany. He is also the author of Shiitake: The Healing Mushroom and Reishi: Ancient Herb for Modern Times.

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