Also known as- Tabebuia impetiginosa, Tabgebuia avellanedae, Lapacho, and Taheebo.
Parts Used - Inner bark.
The Pau d'Arco tree grows up to 30 meters in height and the base of the tree can measure up to 3 meters in diameter. It is the only tree in the rainforest that doesn't have fungus growing on it. It is an incredible herb with many beneficial qualities. It has great cleansing and anti-fungal properties. Because of this, Pau d'Arco may be helpful for those seeking to cleanse themselves of Candida. For maximum nourishment during any Candida cleanse, combine Sun is Shining with a tea made with Pau d'Arco and Cat's Claw. Sun is Shining contains live probiotics which create an environment in the digestive system which is unfavorable for the growth of candida and other micro-organisms.
Dosage: 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.
Another wonderful Pau d'Arco tea recipe could include:
Pau D'Arco (10 grams)
Cat's Claw (3.5 grams)
Wolfberries or Goji Berries (20 grams)
1 raw vanilla bean
(This makes 2 liters of healing tea and is extraordinary when chilled)
Pau d'Arco teas make a fantastic base to cacao drinks. Simply add cacao beans or nibs and blend. Also adding some form of sweetener (such as raw yacon root syrup, agave cactus nectar, stevia, fruit, etc.) makes a wonderful tasting beverage; yet take note that the more sweetener that is used, the less effective is the pau d'arco.
NOTE: 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 of ingesting Pau d'Arco tea.
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