Today I found a very interesting research on the Pau D Arco (or Ipe-purple)
This site I found is Brazilian, I dont translate because it is too much and my english is not the best, i just threw it on google translator, the more I think you can understand. Btw I start my treatment with this plant (or tree) on Monday.
It is possible that for many centuries the Indians already had knowledge of the "divine tree". That was how they denomivam ipe-purple. Researchers believe that the tree has much more to offer than just a timber strong and resilient. It was of natural medicine that originated the botanical name of ipe, Tabebuia impetiginosa. That's because in the old days people used to use the tea from its bark to treat the disease impetigo, an inflammation of the skin of the face accompanied by suppuration.
In Brazil, the potential benefit of ipe-purple sparked interest from professionals like scientist and professor Walter Accorsi, also a physician, pharmacist, University of São Paulo (USP). For many years, from the 60s, the professor studied lapacho bark, the inside of the tree, which is peeled and scraped up twice a year.
Immediately, he detected two therapeutic qualities: tea made the pain go away and also helped in the proliferation of red blood cells (responsible for delivering oxygen to the cells of the human body). That is, work extremely important in processes of recovery and regeneration and maintaining the vitality of man. For too long, patients of the Hospital Municipal de Santo André (SP) were treated with Accorsi tea. Doctors used to recommend it to cases of leukemia, diabetes, cancer, ulcers and rheumatism.
In this same period, the botanist Theodoro Meyer of the University of Tucuman, Argentina, managed to isolate important components of ipe-purple, as the quinone, which was proven germicidal effect. The quinone has a similar structure to the vitamin K6, which has an astringent effect which aids the liver metabolism in the production of prothrombin and other substances that participate in blood coagulation. And, according to experts who can verify the quinone also participates in the cellular respiratory chain system. This results in improved energy level with the supply of oxygen to cells.
These properties of quinone present in ipe-purple, help explain its anti-inflammatory and power in dissolving tumors. It appears that these two problems related to a decrease in oxygen supply to the tissues. So the purple ipê helps normalize blood composition.
The first contact I had with Meyer ipe-purple callawaya was with the Indians, descendants of the Incas. The healing power of callawaya, he said the doctor, is known worldwide. They've cataloged nearly a thousand medicinal plants. The knowledge of it is passed from generation to generation. During the construction of the Panama Canal, for example, these INDOS tribe were called to heal dozens of workers victimized by yellow fever. With the healers of the tribe, called "Lords of the bag Remedies," Meyer learned that the indigenous knowledge, the purple-ipe is considered one of the main "master plans." It was indicated for a wide variety of diseases such as cancer, leukemia, diabetes and rheumatism.
The Argentine botanist has since devoted his entire attention to experiments related to ipe-purple. He tried to carry on the knowledge he had obtained over the years. Was not successful, however. In 1972, died frustrated by the lack of acceptance of their experiments by orthodox medicine.
The holistic therapist German Walter Lϋbeck had aroused interest in the subject in 1995. Several years of study later, he released "The Power of Therapeutic Ipe-Roxo" (Publisher Madras), in which he points out the benefits of the plant. "The ipe-purple, used both internally and externally, can demonstrate examples of how millions of Indians for centuries, be of great help for a variety of health disorders without risking dangerous side effects or interactions," he explains. In contrast, complete. "The divine inner bark of the tree is even recommended by medical experts on herbs to relieve and prevent problems caused by chemotherapy and treatments based on Antibiotics , as well as the misuse of cortisone."
In his book, Lubeck highlights that tea, despite the powerful effects which are conferred by experts from various parts of the world, should not, under any circumstances, substitute medical treatments. Before you choose to use, the recommendation is that the patient keep with your doctor or look for one that follow the line of naturopathy.
Lϋbeck emphasizes that the properties of purple ipê were subject of research in countries such as United States, Japan, Germany and Scotland, among others. All confirmed the theories of Indian South Africans. And pointed also to the presence of not one but several active ingredients responsible for the good results of its use. "The extensive healing power that rightly called single stems of all the substances contained in the plant and their state of balance and harmonious combination with each other."
As the practitioner, the "great" combination of the active ingredients, even in small amounts, individually, can positively operate in processes such as tumor growth. "If the components are used in isolation, much of his healing power disappears and huge tolerance and harmonious effect of tea is practically lost"
Lϋbeck stresses that purple-ipe trees older than 40 years are those that offer a better quality tea. Scientific research reveals specialist, has found several components. The very Theodoro Meyer discovered that the purple ipê had an active agent natural Antibiotic without side effects.
The immunostimulatory effect of ipe-purple was pointed out by another scientist, Bernhard Kreher, Munich. From what he could prove, the activity of the human defense system, if treated with tea increases over 48%. The ipe Purple features high-dose calcium and iron, which helps transport oxygen, nourishes the tissues and the immune system, thereby strengthening the body completely.
Another component is highlighted by Lüberck selenium, an important antioxidant, pickup-called "free radicals." "Selenium may detoxify the body of cadmium, a heavy metal, which is one of the most common environmental toxins and cause of today's high blood pressure and other heart diseases, as well as weakening the resilience of the body," he says.
He also points saponins (natural antifungal agents whose function is to protect the body against fungi and may even repel them), the xilodona (with qualities antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal, exterminator fungi) and lapachol (a quinone discovered by Theodoro Meyer with various properties proven).
In "The Power of Therapeutic Ipe-purple," Lubeck indicates the tea purple ipê also: AIDS, allergies, anemia, arteriosclerosis, arthritis, bronchitis, facial cancer, candidiasis, colitis, vaginal discharge, cystitis, alcoholism, diabetes, parasitic diseases, pain, sclerosis, wounds, fistulas, gastritis, prostate infection, inflammation in the joints, lupus, Parkinson's, tired eyes, psoriasis, cold, etc..
Lübeck warns, however, that healing also depends on other factors, beginning with the change of attitude towards life, the way of thinking and dealing with feelings, making them more harmonious and positive. And that does not Credite in purple ipê miraculous powers. "There are no infallible remedies and probably never will exist," he says. "The purple-ipe is wonderful as homemade tea to prevent many ailments and can do much to cure various health problems. But despite this, anyone who is feeling something that can be a serious illness should consult a medical expert on the problem. "
Walter Lubeck in his book teaches how to prepare tea (see below) also provides other revenue, based on some rituals xamânticos.
Revenue tea-ipe Purple
For six mugs of 200ml each, put 1-2 teaspoons moderately filled (5 to 10 grams) of bark-ipe purple, according to your preference, into the boiling water. Cover the pan and simmer for five minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and let the tea steep for about 20 minutes. Strain the tea into a screen of silk or, even better, in a thin fabric, directly in the container which will store it, so that the pieces of bark are totally separated from the liquid. Otherwise, the tea can be a little bitter.
Those who prefer can take the cold tea. To sweeten it, use honey or unrefined sugar. But the best effect is obtained from natural tea without it being sweetened.