Pau d Arco is an herb that also is referred to as Lapacho. It is an herb that comes from a tree that grows in the Amazon Forest and other areas of South America. The bark of this tree is used to make medicine. The medicine is commonly used to help with ailments like cancer, diabetes, stomach ulcers, and more.
I’ve tried Pau d’Arco one a while ago. I made a tea from actual bark and I recall it having a very bitter flavor which turned me off at the time. I plan to start using it again but this time, I will get a ready mixed tea so that the flavor won’t be so bitter. I like that it is useful in fighting infection. If you plan to use Pau d Arco in the way that I used it, you may have to get a metal tea ball to place the bark in and let it steep in hot water. Otherwise, you can get teabags from a local healthfood store.
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Disclaimer: This blog article is the opinion of the author. It is not meant to take the place of professional advice.