Pau D’Arco and Autism


Does your child with autism laugh for no reason at all?

Do they have these large mood swings? Happy 1-minute anger, rage, sadness the next minute.

Do they crave sugar all the time?

Then you might have heard about the herb Pau D’Arco as a possible solution. And there are a few different ways of pronouncing it. Pau D’Arco is an herbal remedy.

Does it work?

Is there any published scientific literature about Pau D’Arco and autism?

Those are all great questions. Keep on reading for the answers or watch the video below….

Pau D’Arco is a tree that is native to the Amazon. Its bark and wood contain naphthoquinones and scientists were able to isolate that by studying the bark and the wood so that they could quantify what molecules are actually inside the bark wood.

Pau D’Arco Uses

Historically, Pau D’Arco was used by civilizations for the care of many illnesses this is an herbal remedy that has been around for hundreds and hundreds of years and has been widely used. In the lab, the molecules that the scientists have isolated they’ve been shown to inhibit certain bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites. So the molecules in Pau D’Arco have a wide range of activity. Scientists have also studied those specific molecules to see what kind of therapeutic effects they have and they found that there is anti-obesity, and anti-fungal you can see there are six different anti-effects that the molecules in Pau D’Arco have.

Pau D’Arco and Autism

The reason why we’re all here. There are no specific research articles, clinical trials, or studies on Pau D’Arco and its impact specifically on autism symptoms.

The symptoms that are targeted it is best to work with a knowledgeable doctor to run labs and monitor progress regardless of the prescription or supplement used so if you think your child has gut dysbiosis or an imbalance of the bacteria, some type of parasitic infection – many times it’s best to run the labs first so that you can quantify certain things and that’s what you want to do you want to be able to quantify and monitor your progress and that’s what happens when you work with someone who’s very knowledgeable you will save yourself time and money by using science to answer the question does my child with autism have gut dysbiosis?

You really want to use science to answer that question rather than the approach of well, let’s just try something and see if it works you certainly will exhaust yourself if you just do the trial and error approach. Use Science.


There are many uses for Pau D’Arco. However, it is best to make sure you quantify your child’s gut dysbiosis first using lab tests so that you can monitor and quantify progress.

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