Pau D’Arco


Handroanthus impetiginosus, also known as Pau D’Arco, pink lapacho, and taheebo, is a native Bignoniaceae tree of America, distributed from Northern Mexico south to Northern Argentina that grows up to 125 feet high, with beautiful pink to violet-colored flowers. The inner bark is taken from the tree to make Lapacho tea. It is a well-known species with a long history of human use.

Pau D’Arco is claimed to be one of the most effective herbs at treating cancer, as well as hosting a plethora of other benefits including but not limited to relaxing inflamed joints and muscles, strengthening the immune system, and detoxifying the body. We only carry the inner bark of Pau D’Arco, which allows for sustainable harvesting of this beautiful tree and carries the largest concentration of active compounds by far.

In many traditional South American and Caribbean cultures, Pau D’Arco has long been used as a tonic, for toothaches, malaria, common colds, and insect bites.

Brazil, Peru
Wild harvested
Shredded inner bark

anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-parasitical, antiviral

lapachol, lapachone, isolapachone, quercetin, and quinones, although most herbal practitioners attribute the healing power of the herb to its tannin content

Recommended to be taken as a tea, prepared by gently simmering the plant matter for about 15 minutes, although tinctures and encapsulations are not unheard of. The starting dose may be about 1 tsp for decoctions or 1/4 tsp for swallowing whole. Lemon juice added to Pau D’Arco tea helps with the absorption of its healing components. Pau D’Arco is an excellent herb for detoxifying the body and killing off internal bacteria and parasites. An example of the powers of Pau D’Arco can be seen from the tree in its harvested form: Handroanthus impetiginosus, which tends to not rot for upwards of 300 years after it has fallen.

The statements made on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration). Our products are not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. For education and research purposes only. Customers must be over 18 years of age to purchase anything from this site. Do not take any herb if under the age of 18, pregnant, or nursing a baby (or an adult for that matter), or if you have any known or suspected medical conditions, and/or taking prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications. Research all items before using them.


30 grams, 60 grams, 112 grams


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