Herbs are miraculous foods. Throughout the width and breadth of the earth there exist plants with amazing abilities. They grow and blossom and concentrate valuable healing nutrients within their tissues. There is widespread use of herbal remedies in the folklore of tribal populations and many civilized countries as well. Even the Bible recommends the use of herbs for their healing properties.
This wonderous herb has a regulatory action upon digestive functions, bolsters pancreatic function, stimulates the appetite and acts as a general tonic. Upon spreading throughout the body, it revitalizes it by creating new vital elements and new normal cells. It gives the body greater vitality by strengthening its organic defenses. As a blood tonic, Lapacho contributes to the proper assimilation of nutrients and elimination of wastes, thereby facilitating the orderly multiplication of cells.
Part of the effectiveness of Lapacho may stem from its observed ability to stimulate the production of red blood cells in bone marrow. Lapacho is a blood builder which increases the hemoglobin content and the number of red corpuscles. Increased red blood cell production would improve the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood. This, in turn, could have important implications for the health of tissues throughout the body.
Also needed for oxygen transport by red cells is iron. The bark contains a high percentage of assimilable iron. It can be taken in mass doses and combined with other medications. It can also be given to children as well.
As a detoxifier, Lapacho acts upon the nervous system, to alleviate mild anxiety states. In its broad action, it puts the body in a defensive posture, giving it the energy it needs to naturally defend itself.
Lapacho is also a very powerful antioxidant. In fact, among the antioxidants, few have greater potency than lapachol and the other constituents of Lapacho. In vitro trials show definite inhibition of free radicals and inflammatory leukotrienes by lapacho constituents. Anti-oxidants, or free-radical scavengers, have emerged as premier candidates for the role of healers and disease-preventers.