Also known as Lapacho, or Taheebo, Pau d’Arco is a remarkable herb processed from the bark of a large, flowering tree native to the Amazon Rainforest. Though its medicinal benefits were first sought by rainforest tribes thousands of years ago, today’s practitioners incorporate Pau d’Arco to help heal a variety of physical ailments.
What Exactly is Pau d'Arco?
The Pau d’Arco, or Taheebo tree grows up to 150’ tall, and boasts gorgeous pink-purple flowers that bloom above its extremely hardwood trunk. The medicinal part of the tree is scraped from the bark, and consumed most often in teas. Successful treatments have been documented for a variety conditions, including arthritis, yeast infections, skin issues, infections, gut discomfort, fever, and even malaria.
What Does Pau d'Arco Tea Taste Like?
This widely consumed, earthy tea boasts an incredibly smooth, somewhat sweet flavor. You may notice a bit of residue at the bottom of your cup, but this is normal, and only serves to strengthen the taste and benefits. If desired, you can add a slice of lemon or lime to enhance the flavor, and offer added nutrients.
How to Make Pau d'Arco Tea
Buddha Teas Pau d’Arco Tea needs a good boil and a somewhat long steep, about 4-8 minutes. Enjoy hot or cold, in order to fortify and cleanse your body day and night.