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Pau D'Arco
Herbs M-R
Written by Maff     March 24, 2011    
I have tried Pau D'Arco in various forms and would atest to its reported antifungal activity. As a result of the immune dysfunction associated with chronic fatigue syndrome I have for years struggled with intestinal bacterial and yeast overgrowth. Taking antifungals, both prescription drugs and natural alternatives, has always resulted in distinctive nervous system-related symptoms for me, including irritability, restlessness, and anxiety. I can only attribute these to a die-off, or Herxheimer, reaction.

In any event Pau D'Arco in its various forms has elicited this same set of symptoms in me very quickly with daily use so I would suggest that it would indeed be effective as an antifungal. Unfortunately, I am unable to tolerate it, or any other antifungal, for the prolonged periods my condition apparently requires.

I afeel I should mention that as a tea Pau D'Arco can kindly be referred to as an acquired taste. It is tree bark, and it basically tastes like tree bark. I'd opt for capsules or a liquid extract!

Overall rating 
 
8.4
Perceived Effectiveness  
 
8.0
Lack of side effects (tolerability)  
 
8.0
Ease of use  
 
10.0
Value for money  
 
8.0
Would you recommend? 
 
8.0
Maff Reviewed by Maff March 24, 2011
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A useful natural antifungal

I have tried Pau D'Arco in various forms and would atest to its reported antifungal activity. As a result of the immune dysfunction associated with chronic fatigue syndrome I have for years struggled with intestinal bacterial and yeast overgrowth. Taking antifungals, both prescription drugs and natural alternatives, has always resulted in distinctive nervous system-related symptoms for me, including irritability, restlessness, and anxiety. I can only attribute these to a die-off, or Herxheimer, reaction.

In any event Pau D'Arco in its various forms has elicited this same set of symptoms in me very quickly with daily use so I would suggest that it would indeed be effective as an antifungal. Unfortunately, I am unable to tolerate it, or any other antifungal, for the prolonged periods my condition apparently requires.

I afeel I should mention that as a tea Pau D'Arco can kindly be referred to as an acquired taste. It is tree bark, and it basically tastes like tree bark. I'd opt for capsules or a liquid extract!

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