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Lapacho tea could be the miraculous key for finding a remedy for cancer and AIDS

Posted Jun 16 2013 4:11am

As the search for a natural phenomenal cure for cancer, AIDS and other dangerous and deadly diseases continues by scientists, Lapacho tea has become more popular as a healing herb used to sooth and cure these illnesses.  It is made of the inside lining of the bark of the evergreen  Lapacho tree found mainly in the Andes and the rainforests of South America, and is said to do magic for relieving cancer related pain, decreasing and preventing the cancer cells from growing and multiplying,  and increasing the production of red blood cells.  Lapacho is commonly referred to as pau d’arco. The tree it is derived from has red or purple flowers, and it has been used by the local tribes, descendants of the Incas for ages, as an anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and antibiotic remedy.

How Lapacho tea effects the organism and how to use it as a remedy

Although there are known side effects and precautions which need to be taken when consuming Lapacho tea, and even though there is no scientific proof of its benefit in fighting and treating cancer, this herb has become increasingly popular in the Western world as well. For several decades, it is used by Americans and people from the rest of the world as a natural remedy for the treatment of leukemia, fungal infections, asthma, arthritis, Candida, diabetes, liver problems, cystitis, allergies, and even for common cold.  It is preferred especially for its effect as a sedative and painkiller, but also as a diuretic and its decongestive effects for the nose and ears. Recently, it has been used as an alternative prevention and treatment of various infections, including influenza and swine flu, along with some STD’s, such as gonorrhea, syphilis and herpes, as well for treating parasite infestations, such as ringworm.

Lapacho tea is said to strengthen the immune system, and to help prevent catching colds, flu and other infections which attack the immune system, and also as an antibiotic to fight such illnesses. This effect has been hailed by certain scientists and researchers, who claim that lapacho tea, can be used successfully to prevent and treat AIDS as well.  No scientific proof though exists at this moment.

The fans of this South American natural remedy claim that drinking about a liter (quart) of lapacho tea for three days in a row, and after that drinking a couple of cups of it a day is enough to  relieve the body of infection and pain.

Lapacho tea is said to boost the energy levels and stimulate the production of liver enzymes.

On the other hand, the scientists working with Lapacho as a potential treatment for cancer, have found that consuming it may help prevent, delay and even treat cancer. When tested on cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, lapacho tea was found to apparently intensify the effect of the treatment, and at the same time decrease the toxic side effects of chemotherapy. In Brasil, lapacho has been used for a while to treat skin cancer and leukemia.

In the midst of all research performed, it was found out that the quantities of the lapacho necessary for cancer patients is such, that it can often cause side effects, some of which quite severe. Some side effects which may occur after the excessive consumption of lapacho tea are: dizziness, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting and even anemia. The reason for this reaction of the human organism is that the main ingredient lapachol is notably toxic.

Some people have complained of mild to severe allergic and asthma attacks following the consumption of lapacho tea and breathing in dust from the wood it’s made of.

The way to prevent the occurrence of these side effects is to remember to take lapacho (drink lapacho tea) for no more than six weeks a time.  There should always be a break of at least four weeks following such a period.  Also, it is important how the tea is prepared – the concentration of the lapacho should be two teaspoons per liter of water, boiled for 5 minutes. After the tea is boiled, it should be left for 25-30 minutes before consumption.  1 Liter is the maximum quantity to be consumed per day.

Many people who have used lapacho tea as a treatment have complained about feeling ill at the beginning of the treatment, but one explanation given is that this is actually the “purging” effect of the tea on the body, and it passes after the body is cleared from the toxins.

Lapacho tea should not be taken by pregnant or nursing women or by children under the age of 18. Some studies have shown that consumption during pregnancy may result in birth defects.

The consumption of lapacho should be stopped at least two weeks before a surgical procedure and until all has healed, because it is known to have an anti-clotting effect, and might lead to uncontrolled bleeding and anemia. This is why you shouldn’t drink lapacho tea if you are taking blood-thinning drugs, such as aspirin.

Unfortunately, for all those who want to try a therapy or drink lapacho tea as a preventive measure, it is very possible that you stumble on lapacho imitations on the market. Since this natural remedy is becoming ever so popular, malicious suppliers have been found to sell herbs and teas which have nothing to do with the actual lapacho. There have been products on the market found to be derived from the outside of the Lapacho tree bark, which is totally useless as a remedy of any kind.  The best idea is to find trusted suppliers or shops to purchase your lapacho tea. Remember to always read and follow the instructions, and also if you are planning to take lapacho as a therapy, you should inform your doctor and discuss it with him/her beforehand. Also, don’t try to self-diagnose and treat yourself. Even if you choose to try the health effect of lapacho tea, we suggest you do it parallel to the conventional treatment, an only after the Doctor’s approval.

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