Pau d'arco tea, highest quality at wholesale prices,
free Canada and U.S.A. shipping available, authentic inner bark,
fine grind "Tea" cut for optimal preparation. Tabebuia
Avellanedae/Impetiginosa species. The tea 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 regularly direct from the
Botanical Company via Air for optimum freshness and ship world
wide, from one pound to wholesale, bulk orders.
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.
The 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."
Most 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. Typicallly, 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 beleived 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
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