Pau d’Arco tea (Tabebuia impetiginosa) is derived from the bark of a giant hardwood tree that is native to the Amazon rainforest in South America. Also known as 'Purple Lapacho' - Pau d'Arco trees are virtually immune to attack from fungi, parasites and disease, and bark infusions have been used by many rainforest tribes for over two thousand years to maintain a healthy immune system.
Today it is popular with the modern populations of Peru and Brazil – where it is known as the ‘Tree of Life’ with good reason. The bark
contains many actives, many of which have yet to be studied by scientists.
Rio Amazon Pau d'Arco tea is prepared using only certified inner bark from the ‘cambium’ layer of these magnificent rainforest hardwoods. This process is entirely sustainable and the bark can be ‘harvested’ causing no permanent damage to the tree.
Infuse one bag in a cup of boiling water and allow to stand for 5-10 minutes. Consume 3 cups per day, or as recommended by your practitioner.
Pau d’Arco (Tabebuia impetiginosa) shredded bark 2000mg. Teabag: Unbleached paper.
Botanical names: Tabebuia impetiginosa, Tabebuia avellanedae.
Common names: Pau d’Arco, Lapacho, Bow-Stick, Ipe roxo, Taheebo, Tajy, ‘The Tree Of Life'.