Lapacho, which is also referred to as pau d'arco, is an evergreen tree that is native to South America. The inner bark and wood of the tree has been used medicinally for centuries and it is dried and sold as a tea today, for a variety of health purposes. As with any herbal product, consult your health-care practitioner before attempting to self-medicate with lapacho.
The active constituents of lapacho are thought to be the two compounds lapachol and beta-lapachon, as well as their derivatives. Lapachol and beta-lapachon appear to demonstrate anti-inflammatory, antimalarial and immune-modulating activity. The University of Maryland Medical Center states that lab tests suggest that they also have antimicrobial properties and may therefore help to kill bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites. Lapacho tea also demonstrates antioxidant activity and may help to prevent free radical-induced damage to your cells and DNA.
Description: Lapacho is an internal part of the bark of a tree Tabebuia Impetiginosa and related species that originate from areas of South America. The
lapacho tea is offen named "Incas tea".
Usage: To prepare the tea, use 1 teaspoon lapacho bark per cup of water, cook 5-15 minutes, then let stand for fifteen minutes. After this time, drain and drink.
Recommended daily intake: 2 -4 cups of tea a day.
Ingredients: Lapacho bark cut 100%
Country of origin: Brazil
Best before: Expiration date and batch number are indicated on a sticker on the back of the pack. Store at room temperature in an airtight container in the reach of small children.
Available packaging: 100g, 200g