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LAPACHO CA TEA

The herbs in our Lapacho CA tea offer urogenital support by soothing and restoring the urogenital system and by assisting with fungal and yeast infections.

Seven herbs combine to create this medicinal tea:

LAPACHO BARK - provides us with a wide variety of actions against several disease-causing microorganisms. Strongly anti-microbial, it has demonstrated activity against bacteria, viruses, fungi, and yeast (including Candidiasis).

FENNEL SEED - may be used to support weakness in the urinary and reproductive system.  It normalizes urination, relieves incontinence, helps with bladder irritation, high levels of uric acid, and urinary stones. Its sweet, moist qualities make Fennel Seed a soothing, demulcent urogenital restorative and an agent by which to tone the urogenital system.

ROSEMARY LEAF - reduces infection and may be used when there is chronic Candidiasis.  Rosemary Leaf lends its support, when combined with detoxifying herbs, to their cleansing action.  (See Calendula Flower).

CALENDULA FLOWER - Bitter and cooling, Calendula Flower is indicated for fungal infections including Candidiasis, Yeast infections, and Thrush.  It’s considered a fire toxin remedy in Chinese Medicine, meaning it helps treat acute infections involving inflammation, pus, and swelling.  Calendula Flower is antiseptic, anti-infection, anti-inflammatory, and detoxifying.

CINNAMON BARK - May be used when there is chronic Candidiasis.

RED CLOVER BLOSSOM - Another detoxifying herb, Red Clover Blossom’s cooling, moistening qualities help address hot, inflamed conditions of the mucus membranes.  

THYME -   Like Lapacho Bark, this herb is powerfully anti-microbial and may be used for bacterial, viral, and fungal infections (including Candidiasis).

SOURCES:  Leslie Taylor’s The Healing Power of Rainforest Herbs, Peter Holmes’ The Energetics of Western Herbs


BOTANICAL SAFETY INFORMATION

Lapacho Bark (Pau d'Arco), Tabebuia avellanedae, wild crafted

Avoid during pregnancy or lactation.  Avoid with blood thinning medication. Large single doses of Lapacho bark decoctions may cause gastrointestinal upset and/or nausea.

Fennel Seed, Foeniculum vulgare, organic

Avoid use of Fennel seed alcohol liquid extracts and Fennel seed essential oil during pregnancy or lactation.  Avoid if allergic to members of the Apiaceae family (carrot family).  Fennel seed might increase the risk of bleeding or bruising.  Avoid with bleeding disorders. Avoid with Cipro. Avoid with birth control pills.  Avoid with hormone-sensitive conditions such as breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, endometriosis, or uterine fibroids. Avoid with Tamoxifen. Not for long-term use.

Rosemary Leaf, Rosmarinus officinalis, organic

Avoid during pregnancy.  Use with caution if diabetic and monitor blood sugar levels.  Avoid with blood thinning medication.  Avoid with low blood pressure. Ingestion of a phenolic-rich extract of Rosemary leaf reduced absorption of non-heme iron.  

Calendula Flower, Calendula officinalis, organic

Avoid during pregnancy.

Cinnamon Bark, Cinnamomum cassia, organic

Avoid during pregnancy. May lower blood sugar.  Use with caution if diabetic and monitor blood sugar levels. Not for long-term use; do not exceed recommended dose. Standard Dose: 2.0 to 4.0 grams of Cinnamon bark as tea.

Red Clover Blossom, Trifolium pratense, organic

Avoid during pregnancy.  Red Clover Blossom contains isoflavones, compounds that are structurally similar to the human hormone estradiol and capable of binding to estrogen receptors.  Some studies have indicated that Red Clover Blossom isoflavones have a greater affinity for the estrogen receptor Beta (found primarily in bone, brain, heart, and vascular system) than estrogen receptor Alpha (found primarily in uterus, breast, ovaries, and adrenal glands).

Thyme Leaf, Thymus vulgaris, organic

Avoid during pregnancy.  


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