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:
- inflammation of the prostate gland,
- boils and ulcers,
- and various cancers.
One of the easiest ways to use pau d’arco is by consuming a tea made from the inner bark of pau d’arco or applying the tea water to the skin
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.
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PAU D'ARCO BARK C/S
How to Make Pau D’arco Tea:
- Put 2 teaspoons of bark into 4 cups of BOILING water.
- Let the bark sit in the boiling water for 20 minutes.
- Remove heat and let the dark cool for at least 1 hour.
- Strain the water.
- Drink tea in small portions throughout the day,
- or use tea water for external use and vaginal flush.
Do not prepare as an infusion/tea (that is, steeped without boiling), as the components do not release easily into water.