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Treat Bacteria and Fungus with Pau D' Arco Tea

Updated on May 17, 2014

Pau D' Arco is often recommended by herbalists to treat fungal, bacterial and parasitic infections within the body.

Pau D' Arco is a wonderful and fascinating Herb that is taken from the inner bark of the tree called La Pacho. It is an ozoniferous plant and only grows in the mountains of the Andes, where there is ozone. The ozone air is pure and fresh, free from smog, smoke, pesticides, exhaust and any other pollution. The flowers on the tree are carnivorous devouring all insects and keeping away all manners of fungi. What an amazing tree!

In Pau D' Arco is a compound "Lapachol" (Lapachol is the main ingredient capable in shrinking tumors) and works as an anti-fungal and anti-viral within the body to recover and fight against ailments such as:

*Candida, oral thrush, vaginal yeast infections, parasites, H-Pylori, diabetes, bacteria, hay fever, liver disease, eczema, psoriasis, fungus, rosacea,chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, viruses, influenza, allergies, sinusitis, colds, cough, flu, smokers cough, inflammatory bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids, ulcers, tumors, lessons the effect of AIDS, cardiovascular problems, relieves pain, backache, toothache, arthritis, prostatis, boils, fever, anemia, boils, urinary tract infections, gonorrhea, gastritis, and cancer.

I do have to tell you that the flavor is not very good tasting. Kind of bitter tastes like Tree Bark.

You can add a bag of your favorite tea with it if you just can't stand the taste by itself. That is what I do sometimes.

This tea can be used as a douche for Vaginal yeast infections. It will clear up the infection.

Make Pau D' Arco your daily schedule drinking a cup in the morning . You must make sure that the ingredients contain Lapacho.

How to make tea with the loose bark of Pau D" Arco

* One quart water and 3 tbsp bark.

Place water and bark in a pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer for around 20 minutes.The water defuses the bark. Some of the water will evaporate during the this process. Which is fine. It takes longer to steep being that it is bark and not a leaf. Strain the tea through a cheesecloth or coffee filter. you can add a sweetener to taste. Store it in the refrigerator for as long as you like since Pau D' Arco is immune to mold and fungus. It is best to keep it in a glass container.

Using bottled water is not necessary since you are boiling water which will kill any bacteria that might have been in faucet water, if any.

Common names Pau D' Arco, Lapacho, Tahuari, Trumpet Tree, Taheebo. The bark is dried, shredded and boiled making a bitter tasting brownish cup of Tea. You can

It has been recorded that Pau D' Arco was used by forest inhabitants throughout the Amazon for colds, cough, flu, syphilis, anemia, infections, fever, fungal, respiratory problems, snake bites and cancer.
It has been recorded that Pau D' Arco was used by forest inhabitants throughout the Amazon for colds, cough, flu, syphilis, anemia, infections, fever, fungal, respiratory problems, snake bites and cancer.

Pau D' Arco in Tincture form

Pau D' Arco Tincture is of course stronger than Tea. Most people put a few drops under their tongue so is will enter the blood stream faster. It cleanses the blood, kills viruses has a healing effect on the entire body. Use 30-60 drops in water with a little lemon juice so tannins can be absorbed through the colon 2-3 times daily or as needed.

Are there any Dangers in consuming Pau D' Arco?

Considering all the healing that Pau D' Arco can add to your body, just don't over consume. Two cups a day is sufficient. Anything over done is not good for you. If you are on Doctor prescribed medication it won't hurt to ask for their approval before consuming Pau D' Arco to make sure it doesn't interact with your medication. Should be avoided by Pregnant or nursing women.

Be Parasite Free

Most people don't believe in the benefits and healing of Natural Herbs. That's fine everyone believes differently. I'm not saying they should be taken in place of their physicians prescriptions. But, herbs do have their benefits. Look at it like this. Way back in time before modern medicine what the people did. They didn't have doctors to go to. They had to rely on many herbs to help them. take Pau D' Arco for instance. It was used for centuries by the Indio tribes in South America also by the Incas and Aztecs. This was their medication to cure diseases and rid their bodies of parasites.

How would you know you have parasites if you can't see them? Besides asking your doctor to test you for them.
You would have Some symptoms, which can be clues like
: diarrhea, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue, teeth grinding, gas, bloating, anemia, oral thrush, muscle-joint aches and pains.
You can have parasites and not even pay attention or notice it because some of the symptoms, you might think are other causes.

Uses of Pau D' Arco

1) Heal open wounds

2) Use as a douche for vaginal yeast infections

3) Make a poultice for eye infections

4) Foot bath to treat athletes foot

Pink Tabebuia impetiginosa.The tree is widely used as an ornamental tree.

Would you try Pau D' Arco Tea or Tinctures?

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      Nick 2 years ago

      The tea only works if it's steeped for 20 minutes Then it's strong enough

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      Juiceyme 6 years ago

      Thank you for the comment and your wonderful 2 cents. LOL.

      Yes, tinctures are better. I just created this Hub yesterday and it is not finished yet. Herbs fascinate me a lot of them work better than prescribed medication from the doctor.

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      Whole-isticDiva 6 years ago from NY, NY

      I use Pau d'Darco when I get sick - it's a great herb (if you purchase the inner bark, which is where the healing properties are)... but the tea form tends to be too weak. In my herbalism classes they recommend tinctures as the best method of application for herbs because tinctures can be quite strong. Just my 2 cents!