Pau D’Arco [Immune] bark comes from a tree that grows primarily in Argentina and Brazil. The tree is known as taheebo. Unlike other trees in its midst, pau d’arco does not develop fungus growth. It contains a chemical called lapachol, which may account for the herb’s traditional use in strengthening and supporting the immune system. Pau d’arco also has been used traditionally to maintain a healthy circulatory system.
Nature’s Sunshine’s pau d’arco comes from Brazil. It is available in a variety of forms, including capsules, bulk for tea, liquid extract and soothing lotion. Each capsule contains 500 mg pau d’arco.
Take 2 capsules with a meal three times daily. Five capsules are equivalent to two cups of Taheebo tea.
Liquid: Take 1/2 teaspoon with water three times daily.
Bulk: Add 1 heaping tablespoon to 2 pints boiling water and remove from heat. Steep for 20 minutes and strain. Makes 4 cups.
Lotion is for external use only.