Lapacho is a tree that grows in South America. The bark and leaves have been used to ease swelling in the body and treat cancer. Lapacho can be taken as a pill, powder, or extract. It can also be made into a tea.
There are no advised doses for lapacho.
What Research Shows
Not Enough Data to Assess
There is not enough data to support that lapacho is helpful in treating health problems. We will review future studies as they are published .
Editorial process and description of evidence categories can be found at EBSCO NAT Editorial Process.
It may not be safe to take lapacho. It may cause severe nausea and vomiting even with a small dose.A1 Not enough studies have been done to say whether it is safe to take for a short or long period.
Talk to your doctor about any supplements or therapy you would like to use. Some can interfere with treatment or make conditions worse.
A1. Questionable methods of cancer management: 'nutritional' therapies. CA Cancer J Clin. 1993 Sep-Oct;43(5):309-319.
Last reviewed March 2020 by EBSCO NAT Review Board Eric Hurwitz, DC
Last Updated: 6/22/2020
EBSCO Information Services is fully accredited by URAC. URAC is an independent, nonprofit health care accrediting organization dedicated to promoting health care quality through accreditation, certification and commendation.
This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.
To send comments or feedback to our Editorial Team regarding the content please email us at email@example.com. Our Health Library Support team will respond to your email request within 2 business days.
All rights reserved.