Pau d Arco Bark Powder
Botanical Name - Tabebuia avellanedae
Other Names - ipe roxo, lapacho, taheebo
Origin - Brazil
Flavor Profile - Bitter, not particularly palatable.
Household Usages - Tincture for use as a general disinfectant.
Cosmetic Usages - Incorporate into soaps, lotions, body washes and other cosmetics.
Culinary Usages - Use sparingly in tea blends or encapsulate as a dietary supplement.
Pau d'arco, is a broadleaf evergreen tree native to the Amazonian rain forest. For thousands of years, South American natives have used the inner bark of the tree to produce Lapacho tea (also called Taheebo), a traditional beverage favored by the Incas. The bark contains naphthoquinones, a class of compounds in the vitamin K group that are also found in green, leafy vegetables. The bark also contains a number of antioxidants, including quercetin.
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