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Pau d'Arco / Ipe Roxo Cut & Sifted

Pau d'Arco / Ipe Roxo Cut & Sifted

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Pau d'arco, also known as lapacho, is a broadleaf evergreen tree native to the Amazonian rainforest. The bark contains naphthoquinones, a class of compounds in the vitamin K group that are also found in green, leafy vegetables. The bark also contains a number of antioxidants, including quercetin.

Dried and cut pau d'arco is typically decocted to produce teas, infusions, tinctures and liquid extracts.

Please note: Our cut and sifted pau d'arco is the inner bark of the plant.

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Tabebuia impetiginosa

Pau d'Arco / Ipe Roxo Cut & Sifted

Pau d'arco / ipe roxo, c/s

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variety information to have
cups to lb8.5
active compoundsBulnesene, Sesquiterpenes patchoulol
plant part usedbark
processingcut & sifted

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsStore in a container with a tight seal in a cool, dark location.
appearance & aromaWoody with red color.


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cosmeticDecoct the bark for use in poultices, salves, creams and other topical formulations.
decorativeThe bark is an attractive addition to bowls of floral displays.
culinaryMay be infused as tea. Note, however, that long-term consumption of the tea is not recommended.
safetyDo not use during pregnancy or while nursing.

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Pair pau d'arco with licorice root when making teas and syrups.

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[ tip: Place the bark in a natural cotton muslin bag to make tea, herbal bath bags and sachets.  ~ from Monterey Bay Spice Company ]

Place the bark in a natural cotton muslin bag to make tea, herbal bath bags and sachets.

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cut & sifted
pau d'arco bark

Bitter tasting. Blend with other botanicals to enhance flavor in teas.

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what else you should know

cut & sifted
pau d'arco bark

Pau d'arco, also known as lapacho, is an evergreen tree that is native to the forests of South America. The tree is also a popular landscaping specimen. In fact, it is the national tree of Paraguay.

For thousands of years, South American natives have used the inner bark of the tree to produce Lapacho tea (also called Taheebo), a traditional beverage favored by the Incas. Although the primary constituent in the bark, lapachol, appears to exert antimicrobial activity, it also demonstrates toxicity in animal models. Therefore, its internal use should be limited to small, short-term doses with more consideration for the topical applications if this herb.

Background: Paul D'Arco, also known as lapacho, is used throughout South America. 

Description: Pau d'arco is an evergreen tree that is native to South America. It grows up to 100 feet tall. The bark is collected all year.

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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