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Lapacho (Pau d'Arco)

Aktualisiert: 23. Mai 2023

Lapacho has been traditionally used by native people in South America to fight many diseases and ailments .The tree itself has has been called "The Pharmacy of the Incas"

The inner bark of this tree is steeped, just like you would steep tea, and it is consumed like a tea.

Lapacho (Pau d'Arco)
Lapacho (Pau d'Arco)

We use Lapacho to make our Lapacho Kombucha.

In Wikipedia, you can find this about Lapacho.

"Lapacho or taheebo is herbal tea made from the inner bark of the pau d'arco tree

Lapacho is used in the herbal medicine of several South and Central American indigenous peoples to treat a number of ailments including infection, fever and stomach complaints.[1]


Taheebo is the common name for the inner bark of the red or purple lapacho tree. This tree grows high in the Andes of the South American rainforest. The red lapacho's purple-colored inner bark was one of the main medicines used by the Incas and has been used for over 1,000 years by the Kallawaya.[5]"

And here's the Pink Lapacho tree (Handroanthus impetiginosus)

And its bark:

There's a lot of other information available about the Lapacho tea, and about its health benefits.

Here's a quick overview from Dr. Axe.

If you are interested in more details about Lapacho, then there's a wonderful online article about Lapacho by Dr. Mowry, who is the Director of the Mountainwest Institute of Herbal Sciences, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

This online article can be found on a page of Southern Botanicals - Herbal & Nutrition, and it is titled: "Purple Lapacho: Ancient Herb, Modern Miracle"

Nutriplanet writes this about Lapacho:

"This herbal tea does not contain caffeine, and it is rich in essential vitamins and minerals that help maintain health and vitality. Lapacho tea, for example, contains iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, iodine, boron and barium."

The flavor of Lapacho tea is very pleasant. It has a mild taste with woodsy notes and hints of vanilla and almond.

A recent article about Lapacho was just released by Health Nut News - "Take this supplement daily for its anti-aging benefits"

Disclaimer: All medical information in this post is merely information & not advise. If you need medical advice, please consult your doctor or other appropriate medical professional.

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