Pau D’Arco: Uses, Benefits, Side Effects, and Dosage

Pau D’Arco (Mushroom) Extracts Are Used For A Wide Range Of Health Problems And Conditions Including: Cancer, Heart Disease, Diabetes, Migraines, Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Asthma & Allergies.

It Has Been Known That Mushrooms Can Have Powerful Medicinal Properties.

In fact, there are over 100 different species of mushrooms found on Earth. Some of these species have been used for thousands of years to treat various ailments including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, migraines, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis. There are many reports that suggest that mushrooms may even help prevent or cure some types of cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma.

The use of mushrooms has been known to improve the symptoms of certain conditions such as arthritis, asthma, allergies and rheumatoid arthritis. Many studies have shown that eating mushrooms can reduce cholesterol levels and blood pressure. They may also help lower triglycerides, increase HDL (“good”) cholesterol and decrease LDL (“bad”) cholesterol.

Studies show that they may even help prevent the progression of cardiovascular diseases like atherosclerosis and stroke. For best results, it is recommended that adults eat 3-4 servings of cooked mushrooms or take some type of mushroom supplement each day.

The following is a description of the more popular types of medicinal mushrooms and their reported benefits:

Chaga: Used to treat cancer, AIDS, asthma, chronic fatigue, diabetes, heart disease, hepatitis, hypoglycemia, liver disease and many other conditions. Chaga has the ability to increase the body’s immune system.

Lions Mane: Used to treat Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, epilepsy, HIV, cancer and nerve conditions such as MS, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases.

Maitake: Used to treat stomach and digestive problems such as Crohn’s disease and ulcers. Also used for weight loss.

Oyster: Used to lower blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

Porcini: Used to treat arthritis, cancer, diarrhea, inflammation, leaky gut, skin conditions such as eczema and ulcers.

Reishi: Used to treat cancer, hepatitis, HIV, hypertension, menopause symptoms (hot flashes), asthma, insomnia, memory problems and allergies. Reishi is one of the most popular and commonly used medicinal mushrooms in Japan.

Sources & references used in this article:

Pau d’Arco: Immune power from the rain forest by K Jones – 1995 –

The use of herbal medicine in cancer-related anorexia/cachexia treatment around the world by KC Cheng, YX Li, JT Cheng – Current pharmaceutical design, 2012 –

The Harmful Organism Cleansing Benefits of Pau D’Arco by HDPDA Work –

Pau D’Arco Extract (2 fl. oz.) by P D’Arco –