Pau D\’Arco Lotion
- Stock #1614-4 (4 fl.oz.)
Pau d\’arco trees are native to the rain forests of South America and are known to repel fungal growth. Native tribes of South America use pau d\’arco topically for a variety of skin diseases, including eczema, fungal infections, hemorrhoids, psoriasis, skin cancers, snakebites, and wounds.
Pau d\’arco possesses strong antimicrobial, anti-tumor, and antiviral activity, being particularly effective against viral infections. Medical doctors in Brazil recommend drinking pau d\’arco for its antifungal properties against ringworm, systemic Candida albicans yeast infections, and other intestinal parasite infestations. Pau d\’arco is also beneficial for athlete’s foot and rashes.
Pau D\’Arco Lotion also contains International Journal of Dermatology indicated the benefits of using aloe vera for the treatment of leg ulcers and dermatosus. Many studies have shown aloe helps speed the healing of first- and second-degree burns, and also inhibits various bacteria from entering a wound. Recent studies of the aloe vera plant indicate a possible antifungal action against Candida albicans. Another study reports aloe relieves the irritation of poison ivy.. Aloe vera is a source of over 200 nutritional substances. Aloe vera has been shown to dilate capillaries, thus improving blood flow to the areas where it is applied. Aloe vera contains proteolytic enzymes which break down dead tissues, as well as nutrients which promote healthy cell proliferation to accelerate healing of burns and wounds. One active ingredient, known as salicylate, provides both anti-inflammatory and analgesic (pain-relieving) properties. Also, an enzyme in the aloe plant has been shown to restrain bradykinin, which causes pain in inflamed tissues. An article published in the
Pau D\’Arco Lotion contains water, pau d\’arco extract, aloe vera juice, stearyl alcohol, stearic acid, propylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfate, isopropyl myristate, lanolin, methylparaben, propylparaben, and allantoin.