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Pau D Arco Bark

1 oz

Pau d’arco is native to South America, where it has been used to treat a wide range of conditions. There are reports of medicinal uses of pau d’arco tea dating back to 1873, and it was used in the Amazon rainforest as a “miraculous” healer for tumors with impressive anti-inflammatory effects. Pau D'Arco might be one of the antifungal supplements that you use during your recovery from Candida overgrowth/yeast.

Pau d’arco, also called tabebuia avellanedae, is a canopy tree from the Bignoniaceae family with extremely hard wood. Its name is the Portuguese word for “bow stick.” The bark and wood of the tree are used externally and internally to treat:

  • arthritis
  • pain
  • inflammation of the prostate gland
  • fever
  • dysentery
  • boils
  • ulcers
  • various cancers

One of the easiest ways to use pau d’arco is by consuming a tea made from the inner bark of pau d’arco or applying the tea water to the skin. 

The bark of tabebuia avellanedae is valued for its powerful and therapeutic phytochemicals. These chemicals have the power to kill bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites. They have also shown anti-inflammatory properties, which are important in treating health conditions such as osteoarthritis. Pau d’arco tea has the power to naturally reduce pain in patients suffering from cancer and other serious health conditions. 

How to use: Put 2 teaspoons of bark into 4 cups of boiling water. Let the bark sit in the boiling water for 20 minutes. Remove heat and let the tea cool for at least 1 hour. Strain the water. Drink tea in small portions throughout the day, or use tea water for external use and vaginal flush.

Precautions: When consumed in high doses, pau d’arco is possibly unsafe and can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness and internal bleeding. It can delay clotting and might interfere with treatment in people with bleeding disorders. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not use pau d’arco because there is not enough information about the safety of these products.


This product has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. All aspects, properties, contraindications of every product are not listed; please do your own research. Always seek the counsel of a licensed healthcare professional if you are planning to use herbs or any other product from Manipura Apothecary.