Common Name: Pau d'Arco
Botanical Name: Tabebuia avellanedae
Pau d'Arco is a large flowering canopy tree indigenous to the tropical regions of South America that can grow to 100 feet high. It has been used for over a thousand years and may even predate the Incas. It has amazing medicinal properties of which these are a few, - antibacterial, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antiparasitic, antifungal and antioxidant. It has been used successfully for inhibiting Candida and contains high amounts of Selenium which is known to be beneficial for heavy metal and other toxic substance cleansing in the liver.
The tea should be taken with a little lemon juice so the tannins can be better absorbed.
Native shamans use Pau d'Arco in energizing aphrodisiac concoctions and as an adjunct plant in Ayahuasca brews. It is used in healing rituals and is generally regarded as rejuvenating tonic.
The energy of Pau d’arco assists in the attainment of a co-existant balance in the web of life and encourages a sense of well-being.
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