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Our pau d'arco tea is of the highest grade, the inner bark is triple tested; in the Sao Paulo lab for authenticity and contaminates, then by IBAMA who issue certificates of authenticity and lastly inspected by customs upon entry to our country. We import directly from the botanical company in Brazil via air, on a regular basis to maintain a consistent , fresh high quality tea.
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Pau d'arco is a natural botanical that is derived from the inner bark of the Tabebuia Avellanedae or Tabebuia Impetiginosa (Taheebo) tree grown in South America. Pau d'arco tea has been used for many centuries by the Indio tribes of South America, the ancient Incas and Aztecs were probably the first to be familiar with the teas wonderful properties. Pau d'arco tea is also known as taheebo and ipe roxo. The inner bark of the tree is similar to cork oak, harvested in such a way as to leave the tree in a state of complete health. The bark harvest is carried out once or twice per year and there are now many lapacho (pau d'arco) plantations that use this organic-ecological cultivation method corresponding with the traditional culture of the Indios. Only after the 40th year of life can the inner bark be harvested with optimal composition. The tree itself can live to be 700 years old.
The books below are just a couple of those available from bookstores including those online such as Amazon and Chapters. They cover just about every aspect of Pau d'arco tea from its ancient beginnings to modern research.
Immune Power from the Rain Forest
by Kenneth Jones (Author)
Once again, the South American rain forest yields up a healing treasure--the bark of the pau d'arco tree. The author describes its value in treating allergies and immune system disorders, and gives directions for preparation and dosage.
Healing Power of Pau D'Arco
by Walter Luebeck (Author)
Pau d'Arco is a traditional South American herb long revered for its extraordinary healing powers. This book explores its many and varied uses, its specific preparation techniques and some background on its long history.
Pau d'arco is an evergreen tree with rosy colored flowers belonging to the Bignonia family. Nearly 100 species of pau d'arco trees are known but only a few of these yield high quality material and it takes extremely skilled gatherers to tell the difference.The part of the tree used to make tea is the inner lining of the bark, called the phloem (pronounced floam). Pau d'arco is also known as Lapacho, and by tribal names such as Taheebo and Ipe Roxo
native Indians of South American countries have used pau d'arco for
thousands of years, there are indications that its use may actually
ante-date the Incas. Before the advent of the Spanish, the Guarani
and Tupi-Nambo tribes in particular used great quantities of
pau d'arco tea.
The Guarani, Tupi and other tribes called the pau d'arco tree "Tajy," meaning "to have strength and vigor,"or simply, "The Divine Tree."
lapacho (pau d'arco) trees are found in Brazil, Argentina and
Paraguay and are considered ozoniferous trees or trees which
primarily grow in high ozone regions. Typically, air that has high
ozone counts is fresh and free from pollution, exhaust, smoke,
pesticides and other toxins.
The herbal component of this tree is found in its inner bark and is known by a variety of names. The origin of its name which means "bow stick" comes from the ancient practice of using its limbs to make archery bows.
Legends relate that the Vikings sold pau d'arco tea and believed that it originated on the moon. The Czars of Russia reportedly drank pau d'arco and even Gandhi supposedly was a staunch believer in a daily cup, the South American Indians shared pau d'arco with early Portuguese and Spanish settlers who further spread its use.
Ricans take a decoction of pau d'arco tea for the
treatments of colds, headaches, fever and constipation. In
Panama the pau d'arco bark is used as a treatment
for boils, dysentery and wounds. In Guatemala a pau d'arco
tea decoction of the bark is regularly given to dogs as a
protection against rabies. Mexicans make a
tea with the bark and leaves to reduce
temperatures in fevers. Columbians use the pau d'arco bark as
either an infusion (steeped) or decoction (boiled) as a gargle for
diseases of the throat and for fevers. The Bolivian Kallawaya
believe that the pau d'arco tea purifies the
blood. These are just a few of the many examples and varied
folklore uses of pau d'arco tea.
Taking the Pau d’arco in a decocted tea form is an excellent way to ensure all the active properties are released and ingested.
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