Pau d’Arco – Get The Right Stuff!


Pau d’arco or Taheebo, as it is also called, is not all created equally. If you go down to your local health food store you will probably find numerous brands of Pau d’arco in many different forms. You’ll see Pau d’arco liquid, Pau d’arco capsules, Pau d’arco tea, etc. All of them will claim to be pure Pau d’arco. The unfortunate truth is that many of these products are not true Pau d’arco and, even worse, some are just sawdust.

If, for whatever reason, you’ve decided to pursue a course of taking Pau d’arco you need to be certain you get the right stuff. You can’t gauge the effectiveness of Pau d’arco if the product you are taking is just sawdust swept up from a lumber mill floor!

Peruse the research and you will find that the Tabebuia Avellanedae is the species of tree from which effective Pau d’arco is derived. This species is also known as the Tabebuia impetiginosa and Tabebuia heptaphylla.

Many times these trees are harvested and then mixed in with other rainforest trees at the lumber mill. The mills shave off the bark from all the trees and grind it up into sawdust. This is what much of the Pau d’arco on the market is made of. In fact, much of the sawdust is from the other trees that were processed in the mill along with the Tabebuia. Studies have confirmed that many of the Pau d’arco products on the market are essentially sawdust from other rainforest trees and not true Pau d’arco. If you put your faith in these products to improve your health you are only wasting your money and, more importantly, your time.

True Pau d’arco must come from the correct species of tree and it must be processed properly. Research has shown that it is the inner lining of the bark that contains the compounds that are most effective at fighting certain ailments and diseases. Once the tree is harvested its bark is stripped and dried for a number of months until the inner lining separates from the outer bark. This inner lining is then chipped into small pieces and allowed to dry further. It is then ground up, sterilized and packaged.

True Pau d’arco is best used in tea form. When properly prepared, the tea will contain the compounds that many studies have shown may be beneficial at fighting certain ailments and diseases.

Remember, stick with Pau d’arco or Taheebo in tea form and make sure it is from the Tabebuia Avellanedae species. Make certain it has been properly processed and that you prepare the tea correctly. If you follow these steps then you will give yourself the best opportunity to get good results from your Pau d’arco use.

Learn more about Pau d’Arco.

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