From Folk Remedy to the Latest Research Programs
Pao pereira (Geissospermum Vellosii, or Geissospermum leave Velloso, or TabernaeMontana), also spelled Pau pereira, is a well-known tree, native to South America. Long before the supplements offered by Maison Beljanski, folk preparations made from the tree bark have been used for centuries by Indian tribes, to support and stimulate their immune systems. Pao pereira’s traditional use is well-recognized as an excellent tonic and powerful remedy against intermittent fevers. The first official monograph on the benefits of Pao pereira goes back to 1848, when Ezequiel Correa Dos Santos presented his thesis “Monographia do Geissospermum vellosii vulgo Pao pereira” to the Faculty of Medicine of Rio de Janeiro.
In the 80s, Mirko Beljanski, PhD, identified flavopereirine, an alkaloid found in the bark of Pao pereira, as the active molecule of this powerful botanical and studied its effect on numerous cell lines, healthy or cancerous. Dr. Beljanski developed a standardized extract of the botanical, and popularized the tree through his many publications dedicated to the selective activity of the alkaloid. The Beljanski Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to study the health benefits of natural compounds, has since developed numerous research programs in partnerships with several academic institutions to further document the mechanisms of actions by which Pao pereira effectively supports prostate health, pancreatic health, ovarian health or colorectal health, among its many benefits.Click here to read the research on Pao pereira