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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.

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Proprietary blend: Tabebuia impretiginosa Extract
Each bottle contains: 100 grams (powder)
Suggested Usage: As a dietary supplement, take 2 teaspoons dissolved in warm water, two times a day, or as suggested by a healthcare provider. Sensitive individuals may want to take with food.

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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– 94.
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.
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