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Jatoba Bark Date Written 2007
Author Joe Holmes Date Revised  

Research shows Jatoba bark effective in treating arthritus, candidia, fungual problems, athlets foot, yeast infections and nail fungus. It also strengthens the immune system and raises white blood cells and reduces arthritus. The Jatoba tree does not have any fungus growing on it like almost every other tree in the rain forest.

1. Research report shows Jatoba aids in treating arthritus and improving the immune system (1), (3), (4)
Research report shows Jatoba increases white blood cells (2)

3. "Jatobá also contains terpene and phenolic chemicals which are responsible for protecting the tree from fungi in the rainforest. In fact, the jatobá tree is one of the few trees in the rainforest that sports a completely clean trunk bark, without any of the usual mold and fungus found on many other trees in this wet and humid environment. These antifungal terpenes and phenolics have been documented in several studies over the years and the antifungal activity of jatobá is attributed to these chemicals." "...and for many fungal and yeast problems such as candida, athlete's foot, yeast infections and stubborn nail fungus. It is a wonderful, helpful natural remedy from an important and ancient rainforest resource." (5)

3. "USES: antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-fatigue, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-spasmodic, astringent, decongestant, diuretic, expectorant, hepato-protective, laxative, stimulant, stomachic, tonic vermifuge Jatobá bark has shown excellent results with acute- and chronic cystitis and prostatitis. These chronic conditions more often are fungal in nature rather than bacterial. " (6)

4."Suggested Use: This plant is best prepared as a decoction. Use one teaspoon of powder for each cup of water. Bring to a boil and gently boil in a covered pot for 20 minutes. Allow to cool and settle for 10 minutes and strain warm liquid into a cup (leaving the settled powder in the bottom of the pan). It is traditionally taken in 1 cup dosage, 2-3 times daily. This decoction has also been traditionally used externally on the skin and as a douche. Contraindications: Not to be used during pregnancy or breast-feeding. Drug Interactions: None known. Other Practitioner Observations: Jatoba can provide a significant energy lift to some people. Take prior to 4 pm to avoid sleep disturbances." (7)

Jotoba tree bark from a tree from South America, helps stop viruses, bacteria and fungus. It also boosts CRH levels. The Jotoba tree in the South America jungle is the only tree that does not have fungus and mould growing on its trunk or around it. Every other tree will be covered with fungi and mould. It is this authors belief that fungus, yeist and bacteria are an underlying cause of metabolic myheim.
Best info is at Rain Tree Nutrition-Jatoba page Most of the info in this chart is from Rain Tree Nutrition
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kills fungi Kills toe nail fungus and athletes foot fungus.
reduces spasms
kills Candida Used to treat candidia fungus. Reported to work great for vaganial infections.
decogests bronchials
used to treat bronchial problems
kills mold As mentioned above it is a strong mould remidy.
dries secretions
used for respretary and colds such as sinus problems
increases energy Stimulates CRH levels. Do not take if you are on an antidepressant and it is working for you, it may accelerate the affects of the antidepressant and may cause adverse reactions particularly those in the high levels such as mania.
increases urination
used for bladder infections
kills bacteria used as an antibiotic
protects liver Very potent in protection and increasing function
stimulates digestion used for intestional problems
expels worms used to kill parasites
mildly laxative  
fights free radicals It is a antioxidant




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