Pau D’arco is an evergreen tree, whose inner tree bark lining has medicinal properties. The simplest way to consume pau d’arco is through drinking it as a tea.
Pau D’arco contains quinoids, benzenoids and flavonoids and naphthoquinones, which are anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial, and have been shown to kill bacteria, parasites, viruses and fungi. It is also high in selenium, which plays a key role in immunity and metabolism.
There are many benefits to taking Pau D’arco including pain reduction, decreased inflammation, and increased detoxification. It also has been shown to fight Candida, heal ulcers and help fight cancer.