Pau d’Arco is extracted from the inner bark of the Tabebuia Impetiginosa or Tabebuia Avellanedae trees. These trees are also known as Taheebo trees and are most commonly found in South America and sometimes in Central America and Florida. Pau d’Arco has been used throughout history by cultures such as the Incas, Aztecs and Indio tribes.
Pau D’Arco is used as an antifungal, antiviral, and antibiotic herbal remedy. It has been shown to be effective against certain cancers caused by a virus, because it inhibits tumor growth. It is an immune enhancer and very good against opportunistic diseases such as candida – a yeast overgrowth. It is an effective blood purifier and useful against dermatitis and psoriasis.
This tropical tree is gorgeous in bloom.