Pau d’Arco tea, a time-honored naturopathic remedy of the tribesmen in South America, is one of the most versatile, effective and pleasant-tasting remedies that can treat a variety of both acute and chronic health disorders. Its medicinal properties have been rediscovered and products based on it are now sold everywhere.
Pau d’Arco tea is derived from the inner bark of Lapacho tree that is peeled and collected several times a year. Also known as Taheebo tea, the bark is finely chopped and quite soft, served as loose tea or commercially sold in teabags. For centuries, the herbal tea was the most widely used method of administration of Pau d’Arco as medicine in the tribes of South America. These recent years mark a significant boost in the herb’s popularity worldwide, and the tea may now be found in different health store chains and online shops.
The components of the bark used in tea have a detoxifying, antimycotic and anti-tumor effect and are also reputed to be appropriate treatments for various diseases. In addition, the bark does not have any side effects unless taken in amounts far beyond recommended dosage. Drinking the tasty tea regularly may boost your immune system and help the body recover as the lapachol fights the cause of ailments. Why is Pau d’Arco effective in that respect? Perhaps it is due to the unique combination of active and effective components that make its wide-ranging therapeutic application possible. Also, Pau d’Arco does not only have an effect on toxins, pathogen and waste material: it also guides the body’s abilities to considerably look on these functions itself in a better manner.
To make Pau d’Arco herbal tea, add 1 tablespoon of bark tea into the teapot along with one cup of water (8 fl.oz). If you want to prepare two cups of tea, then mix 2 tablespoons of the bark tea. If you prefer teabags, then follow the correct ration instead of measuring it by tablespoons. Next, let the herbal tea boil up to 30 minutes, depending on your taste. Usually, its active ingredients may be difficult to extract but boiling it for 30 minutes is quite enough. Remove the bark residue from heat and allow it to continue brewing until the temperature lowers. Before serving the tea, pour it over a fine strainer to filter large and tiny fragments. It is normal to observe a little ‘dust’ passing through: this shall sink to the bottom of the glass. You can add honey to sweeten the taste or add fruit juice to enhance the flavor.
When buying Pau d’Arco tea, ensure that the components or ingredients are clearly stated on the label. Moreover, do your own research on where to buy the best-quality Pau d’Arco tea product. Drink one cup of tea anytime, from 2 to 8 times per day. Once cooled at room temperature, you can use the decoction topically as treatment for fungal skin infections. Soak the cloth in the tea and gently apply as a compress to the affected areas. You can also it as an enema or douche solution in treating internal yeast growth.