Does anyone have the experience that Pau Darco is anti-babesia?
When googling pau darco (that contains lapachol and beta-lapachones) I found this study but I have never heard anyone with babesia has used pau darco in the treatment...
” Specifically, the naturally-occurring naphthoquinones lapachol and α- and β-lapachones have a broad spectrum antimalarial activity against the erythrocytic and liver stages in both chloroquine-sensitive and chloroquine-resistant strains, .
Like atovaquone, these naphthoquinones affect Plasmodium growth, in part, by impairing mitochondrial function, which affects the electron transport flux and subsequently prevents hemozoin formation , .
In view of this, naphthoquinones are considered promising antimalarial agents. In recent years, chemical modifications in the naphthoquinone backbone, as well as in the side chain, have identified derivatives with enhanced antimalarial activity–.”
Post Edited (MariaS74) : 2/12/2018 9:04:02 AM (GMT-7)