The pau d'arco tree grows in the rain forests of Brazil. Unlike other trees in its midst, pau d'arco does not develop fungus growth, even though it grows in the most lush tropical rain forests in the world. Pau d'arco contains a chemical called lapachol, which may account for the herbs traditional use in strengthening and supporting the immune system.
Pau d'arco inner bark. Liquid herb contains extract of inner bark.
Take 2 capsules with a meal three times daily. Five capsules are equivalent to two cups of Pau D'Arco tea. Liquid: Take 1/2 teaspoon with water three times daily. Bulk/tea: Add 1 heaping tablespoon to 2 pints boiling water and remove from heat. Steep for 20 minutes and strain. Makes 4 cups.