Dried Pau d'Arco Bark
is a naturally occuring herb that comes from the bark of the inner bark of the Tabebuia Avellanedae
or Tabebuia Impetiginosa
trees, also known as Taheebo
or Trumpet trees
The Taheebo tree
is predominantly grown in Central and South America, but may also be cultivated in southern Florida. Pau d'Arco, also known as ipe roxo
or sometimes lapacho
, has been used for centuries by the Indio tribes of South America, as well as the ancient Incas and Aztecs.
This herbal remedy is commonly used during flu and cold season and for easing smoker's cough. The bitter tasting brownish-colored tea made from Dried Pau d'Arco Bark
is said to work as expectorant, by promoting the lungs to cough up and free deeply embedded mucus.
Pau d'Arco tea
have had reported to have beneficial effects for cancer victims. These reported benefits include alleviation of chemotherapy symptoms to complete remission of tumors.
As with any herb or supplement, a physician should be consulted prior to use.
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