Taking Charge of Your Health

Eric Bakker Naturopath. Thanks for coming back. We’re going to look at lapacho tea or pau
d’arco or taheebo. So taheebo or pau d’arco is quite a common
tree. Well not common, but it’s found in South America
in various parts of the rain forest. I had a long discussion with a gentleman who
is a third-generation taheebo farmer when I was at a big expo, a raw material expo several
years ago. I had a long discussion with this man. He was a native Amazonian Indian third generation. So his grandfather started a pau d’arco plantation,
then dad took over and this guy is running it. It was such a cool discussion. I learned so much about indigenous herbal
medicine, which is a real passion. Something I’d love to really get into as I
get older is to look more into indigenous use of herbal medicines. Now some Amazonian tribes or some people,
I shouldn’t say Amazonian tribes. Some groups of indigenous peoples in South
America have been using the pau d’arco for hundreds if not a thousand-plus years, a long,
long, long history of use of this inner bark of this beautiful big rain forest tree for
many different diseases, especially cancers. It was revered for, cancers of the tongue,
of the mouth, of the head, but it was also used for snake bites. It was used for fevers, for constipation,
for dysentery. It was used a lot for gut cleansing. And also skin problems, many different chronic
skin issues. Women used it for vaginal douching. It was common to use the inner bark for that. So what I learned from this man is you need
a lapachol content of between two to four percent. Now this is the problem with herbs and this
is also why a lot of the medical community and the … That’s my damn phone. The medical community and the scientific community
think it’s a pile of dung. They don’t like herbs like pau d’arco at all. In fact, if you look on Wikipedia, they say
it’s no longer used, it’s toxic. What a load of crap! Something that’s used for a thousand years
is deemed toxic by some twerp in a white-coated lab? There’s so much fake taheebo out there because
it’s so expensive. So many people with cancers have used these
herbs over many, many years and it’s been widely sought after. So to get the real McCoy, the real pau d’arco
is hard now. It’s difficult. Don’t bombard me with emails saying where
can I get it from? Do your own research like I have, but you
need a two to four percent lapachol content, that’s for sure. It’s a fantastic herb for yeast and fungus. The lovely thing about it, when you make it,
which I’m going to show you how in a minute, it doesn’t actually get yeast or fungus, so
you can keep it in the fridge for weeks and weeks this stuff. I’ve tried it myself and it’s remarkable how
long it lasts because nothing really touches it. It’s like honey. It’s a beautiful, pure, natural product that
seems to be impervious to getting bacteria and infections in it. So the medical community or the scientific
community say it’s toxic, shouldn’t be used, but when you look at their stupid studies,
they all involve pregnant rats who were having issues when they were giving them megadoses
of lapachol. They were getting all sorts of embryonic issues. And then they extrapolate that to humans and
say don’t touch it, it’ll kill you. What a load of crap! Watch out for scientific studies. They can come and bite you in the butt. They really can if you take them all so seriously
like so many people do. You know, it’s easy to get information and
twist it and turn it to suit your needs. So how do you use this? Is it good for the gut? Well it is good for the gut. And I made a few notes as usual. A couple of level tablespoons of this herb,
the dried herb, it’s got a nice, stringy, red texture about it. Look at the color. It should be a nice cinnamony color, not a
musty kind of a color and it should have quite a characteristic taste about it. It’s the inner bark that you want. So good pau d’arco is expensive. So you’ll need about two to three tablespoons
per four cups of plain water, filtered, pure water, not tap water. Don’t use an aluminum pan, please, for making
this preparation in. Use a proper stainless steel or iron or glass
saucepan, whatever you’ve got. And you’re going to simmer this for about
20 minutes. Boil it, then turn it down to the lowest setting,
simmer it and then when you’re finished simmering it, top it up to bring it up to the original
level, okay? Then strain it through a piece of … You know, when it’s cold, I usually use stuff
like pantyhose or just cloth or whatever. Then keep it in the refrigerator. One cup per day is what you need, about a
cup, I recon per day. But you could have little bit less. You know, you can drink half a cup. But for a gut problem … For cancer you need
about a cup. But for a stomach problem, a digestive problem,
I recon you could go for about a quarter to a half-a-cup per day. If it’s too strong, add a little bit of water
to it, okay? But lapacho contains different compounds,
phenolic compounds in it which have shown to be very, very potent in their action against
many strains of Candida. So don’t let the scientific community pull
the wool over your eyes, folks. Taheebo is a really good herb for a yeast
infection. I’m going to do another video after this one
showing you how to use the taheebo, also, super effectively for vaginal douching. So catch up in the next video if you’re a
lady and you’re interested in that information. Click on the link if you want my free 17-page
Candida report on the shopping list. Thanks for tuning in.

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