Taheebo has shown to have anti-cancer properties and is by far one of the most valuable medicinal herbs to have in your herbal arsenal and should be used on a daily basis. This article will detail many of the different applications of taheebo tea in therapeutic regimens including the potential anti-cancer properties of the taheebo supplement.
Taheebo, or Pau d’Arco, is the common name for the inner bark of the Red Lapacho tree. This hardy, deciduous tree grows high in the Andes of the South American rainforest. A Red Lapacho tree can reach heights of more than 90 feet while withstanding severe winds and weather due to its deep roots. In the rainforest many trees surrounding the Red Lapacho are covered with spores leading to a fungal disease that eventually kills them. These spores are never found on Red Lapacho trees. This anti-fungal property carries over into the use of taheebo for candidiasis, pyorrhea, athlete’s foot, herpes and a variety of fungal and viral infections. Many people have used taheebo along with black walnut in the successful treatment of these conditions.
The Red Lapacho’s purple-colored inner bark was one of the main medicines used by the Incas and has been used for over 1,000 years by the Callawaya tribe, descendants of the Incas. These native tribes use taheebo externally as a poultice or decoction (concentrated tea) for treating a variety of skin diseases including eczema, psoriasis, fungal infections and skin cancers. In fact, it is taheebo’s anti-cancer properties that has lead to its popularity in the treatment leukemia, Hodgkin’s disease and a wide variety of cancers and tumors. The following is excerpted from an article in a January 1980 edition of The Spotlight, a former watchdog weekly out of Washington, D.C.
The story of the discovery of the potential cancer-curing properties of the tropical bark begins about 20 years ago, when a Sao Paulo family had a homecoming party after a trip to Rio de Janeiro. During the dinner they told the story of a young relative of theirs – a girl who was stricken with cancer.
The medical establishment had given up on the girl and told her parents that she did not have long to live. But a great aunt contacted an Indian tribal doctor who said that cancer could be cured with the brew made from the bark of a certain tree. The medicine man gave the woman a little bag of that bark.
The girl and her parents at first disdained the medicine man’s concoction. But then the girl had a strange dream. She saw a friar who told her: “Drink tea brewed with the bark the Indian gave you, and you will get well.”
At first she paid no attention to the it, but as her pain increased, the dream repeated itself.
She finally decided to try the tea.
Her pain vanished. Excited by the results, she continued to take the medicine every morning. Within one month, she was well, and her regular doctor told her parents that no trace of her cancer could be found. The hosts had brought back a bag of the bark as a souvenir.
A Determined Doctor
One of the guests at the party was a medical doctor from the nearby town of Santo Andre, who showed great enthusiasm in the bark.
Dr. Orlando dei Santi, the guest, left the party early and went directly to the Municipal Hospital of Santo Andre, another suburb of Sao Paulo, where he was a resident physician. There, his cancer-stricken brother lay, near death. The cancer victim had just had a second operation, and his condition had been declared “inoperable and terminal.” He was beyond medical treatment.
In the course of his medical studies, dei Santi had been taught the need to study methodically any empirical remedy, such as those used by Indian tribes, before even thinking of using it. He had learned that the medical researcher must test the extracts in the laboratory on animals, and finally on human volunteers. One must patent the drug and get a respected pharmaceutical manufacturer to produce the resulting pills, extracts, etc.
Only when the medicine is on the market, could one consider using it on a patient. Otherwise, a doctor would be defenseless against charges of malpractice and face the danger of losing his medical license. That, of course, is the proper procedure, approved by the medical authorities in Brazil and throughout the rest of the civilized world.
Fortunately for the dying cancer victim in the Santo Andre Municipal Hospital, his brother was one doctor who decided to not adhere to the orthodox procedures in this case. Instead, he took the bark, boiled it in white wine, mixed the still hot brew with orange juice and let his brother drink the concoction on an empty stomach. As if by a miracle, the patient’s pain disappeared, and he was able to sleep soundly. After a month of uninterrupted treatment with the brew, he was discharged from the hospital. A thorough examination had found no trace of cancer remaining.
Therapy Caught On
After this startling development, the physicians at the Municipal Hospital of Santo Andre decided to break the rules for the benefit of other cancer patients, beginning with those of the “terminal” list. This happened near the end of 1960. Since then, the physicians at the small provincial town hospital have noticed that the pain suffered by patients with leukemia or other cancers disappeared within hours after they received the brew made from the inner bark of pau d’arco roxo. They also found that, within 30 days of treatment with this medicine, most patients no longer showed symptoms of the dread disease. They also noticed that many afflictions from which some cancer patients suffered, such as diabetes, would disappear even more quickly than the cancer. The physicians were amazed.
Since the early 1960s, the bark has been used regularly at the Municipal Hospital of Santo Andre to treat leukemia as well as numerous diseases where viruses were suspected as the cause. Both the herb stores and the “legitimate” pharmacies in Brazil now carry this bark.
“O Cruzeiro” (March 18 and 25, 1967), the respected Rio de Janeiro weekly, published two long, illustrated articles about this remedy and the Municipal Hospital of Santo Andre where it is being used to cure a host of diseases. One of the pictures shows a patient’s chart at the head of his bed. Below the patient’s name, age, etc. is the diagnosis: “cancer of the lung.” And, further below, in large handwritten letters, the prescription: “pau d’arco.” Another picture shows a long line, mostly women, waiting to receive small packages of the bark in powdered form and a leaflet explaining how to prepare and administer it. The people standing in line, the paper explained, were not local residents and thus were not entitled to treatment, or “free” medicine at the municipal hospital. The local doctors, however, were paying for the medicine out of their own pockets, with two nurses donating their time to distribute it.
The Municipal Hospital of Santo Andre, where this took place, is a “free” hospital, with its expenses paid out of the budget of that community of 250,000 people on the outskirts of the city of Sao Paulo.
The articles also carried pictures of physicians, whom reporters quoted extensively. One doctor, Professor Wallet Accorst, said: “From my first experiments with it, I learned two important things that greatly encouraged me in regard to cancer: Firstly, red pau d’arco eliminates the pains caused by the disease; and, secondly, it multiplies the amount of red corpuscles.
“Our excitement grew: This bark cured everything! Ulcers, diabetes and rheumatism, the medicine cured them all. And what impressed us most was the time it took to achieve the cure: almost always less than one month!”
“Finally, a childhood friend, Col. Amatea, residing in the city of Itu, had an ailing wife. She was on the verge of death: Intestinal cancer. She had been operated on five times in eight months, to little avail. But after just one day of treatment with pau d’arco, she slept peacefully for the first time in eight months. More than that: She was soon cured. That was years ago and she has stayed cured. Anyone who is skeptical should contact Col. Amatea.”
Dr. Octaviano Gaiarsa, a resident physician at the hospital, said: “I didn’t follow the cases, as that wasn’t part of my duties at the hospital. Many of my colleagues speak of cures of diabetes, of osteomyelitis and even cancer. I personally know of cases of cure of anemia, authenticated with a count of corpuscles, and of various ulcers after 15 days or at most one month of treatment. Dr. Nardelli (the director of the hospital) referred to me a case of “incurable” osteomyelitis, and it was cured with red pau d’arco, as the examination showed.
“There is also a case of advanced leukemia — 240,000 leukocytes (white cells) per cubic millimeter (of blood). After one month of treatment with pau d’arco, the number of white cells was down to 20,000, which is considered normal. That one would otherwise have been fatal. Any type of vegetation, when exposed to water and the weather, eventually gets covered with spores that lead to the formation of fungus. This does not occur in the case of pau d’arco, indicating an uncommon resistance. I made a number of such tests, always with the same result.”
After the first of these articles appeared in “O Cruzeiro,” the physicians at the hospital received orders forbidding them to make further public statements about the hospital’s affairs without prior authorization by the Santo Andre City Council. The Brazilian Cancer Society had gone wild with rage upon reading the account of the cures described in the paper. They wanted to forbid the doctors at the Santo Andre Municipal Hospital from any further use of the Indian remedy.
But the city fathers at Santo Andre would not agree to that: The bark of red pau d’arco was effecting rapid cures among a myriad of patients, who had been jamming the municipal hospital and costing the city a lot of money. And now, thanks to the tree bark, the hospital was half empty, the costs were down and the councilmen were able to vote themselves a long-delayed salary hike.
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Anti-cancer properties of the Taheebo supplement.