Pau d’arco is an herb known by many names. The reason for this is simple: it was a deeply prized herb known by many of the indigenous tribes of South America. They were well aware of pau d’arco’s numerous health benefits and used for health problems.
Pau d’arco bark has many active principles, mainly lapachol, quercetin, and other flavonoids. Once the pau d’arco inner bark is dried and shredded, it can be made into a tea which has a slight bitter or sour taste and is brownish-coloured.
Each ½ teaspoon contains a crude quantity equivalent of
Pau d’arco (Tabebuia heptaphylla) inner bark
Vegetable glycerin, certified organic alcohol from sugarcane (25%), and purified water.
Shake well. Adults: Take ½ teaspoon twice daily or as directed by your health-care practitioner.