Several studies showed that palo azul relieved kidney pain, urinary tract pain and reduced kidney stone growth. Palo azul has been used for centuries to treat these pains and the studies supported its traditional use.
There are hundreds of studies that have found numerous healing benefits in flavonoids due to their anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, anti-aging, anti-hypertensive, anti-bacterial and anti-mutagenic properties.
Studies found that palo azul reduced inflammation significantly. Palo azul has been used for centuries to treat sciatica and arthritis pain, and the studies supported its efficacy for these treatments.
A study tested 47 plants for the treatment of dental diseases and palo azul "showed the highest inhibitory effect against certain bacterial diseases" like toothache, gum diseases,cavities and bad breath.