Pau d’arco is an herb known by many names. The reason for this is simple: it was a deeply prized herb known by many of the indigenous tribes of South America. They were well aware of pau d’arco’s numerous health benefits and used for health problems.
Pau d’arco bark has many active principles, mainly lapachol, quercetin, and other flavonoids. Once the pau d’arco inner bark is dried and shredded, it can be made into a tea which has a slight bitter or sour taste and is brownish-coloured.
Boil 5 sachets for 3 minutes in 600 ml of fresh water and let simmer for 15 minutes. Strain before drinking, and take 1 cup two or three times daily or until preparation is finished. Refrigerate unused portion.
|Each sachet contains:|
|Pau d’arco (Tabebuia heptaphylla) inner bark||2.2 g|