Pau d’arco is native to South America, where it has been used to treat a wide range of conditions.

There are reports of medicinal uses of pau d’arco tea dating back to 1873.

Pau d’arco, also called tabebuia avellanedae, is a tree from the Bignoniaceae family with extremely hard wood; its name is the Portuguese word for “bow stick,” which is an appropriate term because the tree was actually used by native South American Indians for making hunting bows.


The bark and wood of the tree are used externally and internally to treat:

  1. arthritis,
  2. pain,
  3. inflammation of the prostate gland,
  4. fever,
  5. dysentery,
  6. boils and ulcers,
  7. and various cancers (research links below)

One of the easiest ways to use pau d’arco is by consuming a DECOCTION made from the inner bark of pau d’arco or applying this tea water to the skin


Homeopathic Uses:
↪Another powerful element of pau d’arco is selenium, an antioxidant that removes free radicals that damage cells and trigger disease. Selenium is an extremely vital mineral for the human body; some selenium benefits include:

  • its ability to increase immunity,
  • take part in antioxidant activity that defends the body against free radical damage and inflammation,
  • and play a key role in re-booting your metabolism.


➽PLEASE do your own research and consult your doctor-This site is Not intended as a substitute for medical advice or service.


Research/Studies: click to read :)

↪A 2013 study published in Phytotherapy Research found that pau d’arco extract significantly accelerated the healing of acetic acid induced gastric ulcers in rats by increasing mucus content and cell proliferation. This suggests that pau d’arco could be a treatment for peptic ulcer diseases in humans.


↪One of the most well-known benefits of pau d’arco tea is its ability to fight cancer and relieve pain associated with cancer. A study conducted by the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston found that beta-Lapachone, a major compound in pau d’arco tea, is a potential compound to be added to cancer chemotherapy, particularly for prostate cancer.


↪Another 2002 study concluded that beta-lapachone is one of a few novel anticancer drugs currently under active investigation, and it shows promise for chemotherapy alone and especially in combinations. This powerful compound caused cancer cell death in mice, and the mice did not appear to be adversely affected by the treatment.




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Making Pau D’arco Tea:

  • Put 2 teaspoons of bark into 4 cups of BOILING water (preferably, in a stainless steel pot on the stove).
  • Let the bark sit in the boiling water for at least 20 minutes, you can turn down to a medium simmer half way.
  • Remove from heat and let the cool for at least 1 hour.
  • Strain the water.
  • Drink tea in small portions throughout the day,
  • or use tea water for external use.

Do not prepare as an infusion/tea (that is, steeped without boiling), as the medicinal components do not release easily into water.

➽With this plant-YOU must do a decoction.