Pau d'Arco is a large South American rainforest tree that is also known as trumpet tree, lapacho Colorado, ipe roxo and various other common names. The tree is enjoyed in the wild because it produces attractive shade-giving foliage and colorful flowers, but in commercial cultivation it is grown for the purpose of harvesting the bark. The inner pith contains organic compounds, most notably lapachol and beta-lapachone. Because these compounds do not yield easily to water, the bark must be simmered in boiling water for at least 15 minutes to extract them. Powdered pau d'Arco is usually encapsulated as a dietary supplement.
Pau D'Arco Powder, 1/4 lb
Pau d'arco is a large tree that grows in the tropical regions of Central and South America. Also called ipe roxo and taheebo, pau d'arco is cultivated and harvested for its bark, which contains several antioxidant compounds and tannins.
The powdered herb is typically encapsulated as a dietary supplement. Our powdered pau d'arco is the inner bark of the plant.
Please note: Our cut and sifted pau d'arco is the inner bark of the plant.