Red Lapacho (Tabebuia impetiginosa)--a global ethnopharmacological commodity?

  title={Red Lapacho (Tabebuia impetiginosa)--a global ethnopharmacological commodity?},
  author={J Rub{\'e}n G{\'o}mez Castellanos and Jose M Prieto and Michael Heinrich},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  volume={121 1},
Red Lapacho (Tabebuia impetiginosa, syn. Tabebuia avellanedae), a canopy tree indigenous to the Amazonian rainforest and other parts of South America, has been acclaimed to be one of the "miraculous" cures for cancer and tumours. For the first time, during the 1960s, it attracted considerable attention in Brazil and Argentina as a 'wonder drug'. Traditionally, the botanical drug is widely used in local and traditional phytomedicine, usually ingested as a decoction prepared from the inner bark… CONTINUE READING


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