Medicinal benefits of African padauk

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What is the padauk?

African padauk (pterocarpus soyauxii) is also known as African coralwood or red sandalwood.

This large tree from the forests of Central Africa is used for its precious red wood, which is appreciated by cabinet makers, carpenters and dyers.

It has also been prized for thousands of years for its unique medicinal properties, or as a purifying incense.


How should it be used?

Although the leaves can be cooked, it is the wood that has the most beneficial properties.

It is generally found in the form of :

  • Shredded wood.
  • Powdered wood.
  • Bark resin.

It can then be consumed as a decoction or tincture, or incorporated into a remedy.


Its content of bioflavonoids, isoflavones and vitamin C gives it many benefits.

Medical properties

It is traditionally used for its properties :

  • Immune.
  • Cosmetic.
  • Antifungal.
  • Antiparasitic.
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Which diseases?

African padouk has shown promising results in cases of :

  • Skin diseases.
  • Pian.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Menstrual disorders.
  • Hemorrhage.
  • Gonorrhea.
  • Type 2 diabetes.
  • Mycosis.
  • Edema.
  • Menopausal and postmenopausal symptoms.
  • Dysentery.

Immune system

This plant is especially effective in boosting the immune system.

For a few hours after ingestion, coralwood mobilises the body to promote health.

It can be taken for a specific action, for example before an energy healing session.


The immune system lowers its defences when there is a message to integrate, often an emotional one.

Once emotional wounds are addressed, the body agrees to self-heal.

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What are the benefits of African padauk?

They are many and largely unknown, especially as a medicinal plant.

The powerful action of African coralwood on the immune system is unique, and combines well with emotional acceptance.

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