Tabebuia spp. are commonly used in the tropics against infection and cancer. Like Juglans spp. it contains napthoquinones.
• gastrointestinal infections
- gastric ulcer caused by H. Pylori
- dysentery (infectious diarrhea)
• urinary tract infections (UTI)
• viral infections
- upper respiratory tract infections (URTI)
- herpes simplex (HSV)
- human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
- mononucleosis - Epstein Barr (EBV)
• fungal infections
• parasitic infections
• cancer (esp. leukemia) - contains napthoquinones (juglone, plumbagin)
• Naphthaquinones (e.g. lapachol) - gentler laxatives than anthraquinones
• Tincture: 2-3 ml tid
Cancer: requires significantly higher doses.
Generally considered safe when used as indicated.
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