Pau d'arco is the inner bark of a majestic flowering Amazonian tree. The pau d'arco tree does not rot, even when it is dead. Pau d'arco bark contains intrinsic chemical factors that fight fungus and mild, even in some of the wettest, most fetid environments on earth. This was likely how and why indigenous people started using the bark medicinally to fight fungal conditions.
Pau d'arco is a wonderful herb with many documented properties, and has been known to promote the following:
- Improves toxic blood-related conditions, such as acne, hepatitis, environmentally produced allergies and asthma and poisons attacking the liver.
- Stimulates the immune system to such a positive degree that it has been traditionally used as a primary treatment for viruses, such as flu, herpes or hepatitis.
- Eliminates candida and candida-type problems as a systemic anti-fungal.
- Inhibits free-radical induced cell-mutations, especially those within the blood or skin.
- Decreases the spreading of mutated cells and the formation of new malignant growths.
- Helps balance blood sugar levels, thus reducing the amount of insulin needed by diabetics.
(use organic ingredients where possible)
- 10g pau d'arco
- 1 vanilla bean
- 5g cat's claw
- 2 oz goji berries
- 5g chancapiedra
- 10g nettles
- 5g chuchuhuasi
- 10g horsetail
- Steep the herbs in hot water for an hour or longer. That means you will have to keep some low flame or heat on the water, continuously, that entire time.
- 10 grams makes 1 - 2 liters of tea. One may add 3.5 grams of the herb cat's claw to the pau d'arco tea to make a traditional Shipibo Peruvian tea. You can also add chanca piedra, the most powerful herb we know for eliminating nanobacteria.
- As with many herbs, an excessive amount of pau d'arco tea may cause cramping, nausea, or intestinal upset. However, there have been no reports in the scientific literature of any danger in ingesting pau d'arco tea.Pau d'arco tea has been in human use for thousands of years.
- Pau d'arco teas make a fantastic base for cacao drinks. Simply add cacao beans or nibs and blend. Also, adding some form of sweetener (such as raw yacon root syrup, clear agave, cactus nectar, stevia, raw honey or fruit) makes a wonderful tasting beverage. Please note that the more sweetener that is used, the less effective the pau d'arco.