Tabebuia impretiginosa Extract
|Taheebo, the purple inner bark of the Bignoniaceae tree Tabebuia has been used as a
traditional medicine for various diseases for more than 1,500 years (Hashimoto, 1996).
Tabebuia trees grow in tropical rain forests in northeastern Brazil and the inner bark of this
tree was one of the primary medicines used by the Callawaya tribe for over a thousand of
years. Taheebo can be used externally as a poultice for a variety of skin inflammatory
condition including eczema, psoriasis, and fungal infections. Concentrated Taheebo
extract has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor properties ( de Santana
et al., 1968; Woo and Choi, 2005; MUKHERJEE et al., 2009 ).
Hashimoto, G., 1996. Illustrated Cyclopedia of Brazilian Medical Plants. Aboc-sha,
Kamakura, p. 158.
de Santana, C.F., de Lima, O., d’Albuquerque, I.L., Lacerda, A.L., Martins, D.G., 1968.
Antitumoral and toxicological properties of extracts of bark and various wood components
of Pau d’arco (Tabebuia avellanedae). Revista do Instituto de Antibioticos (Recife) 8, 89–
Woo, H.J., Choi, Y.H., 2005. Growth inhibition of A549 human lung carcinoma cells by beta-
lapachone through induction of apoptosis and inhibition of telomerase activity.
International Journal of Oncology 26, 1017– 1023.
MUKHERJEE B. , N. TELANG N. and WONG G.Y.C., 2009. Growth inhibition of estrogen
receptor positive human breast cancer cells by Taheebo from the inner bark of Tabebuia
avellandae tree. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR MEDICINE 24: 253-260.
|Price: $ 20.00
100 g (Powder)
As a dietary supplement, take 2
teaspoon, twice daily. Can be
dissolve in warm water and take as
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