Here’s why Pau d’arco tea is good for our health and how to use it!

Pau d’arco tea is used to treat a variety of medical conditions such as lowering inflammation and treating arthritis.

Here are 7 pau d’arco tea benefits that you should know about:

1. Reduces Pain

This tea can reduce pain, including the one caused by arthritis and various other conditions. It does this by reducing the sensory process that leads to signaling pain, according to a 2001 study.

2. Fights Candida

Candida, is a yeast infection that women usually suffer from and it can furthermore cause additional health problems. Drinking pau d’arco tea will help you get rid of it faster and easier as well as when it comes to stomach problems, headaches, hyperactivity, sugar addiction, inability to concentrate, and chronic fatigue syndrome.

3. Reduces Inflammation

A 2014 proved that this tea increases Nrf-2 target genes in the intestine ( a protein that fights inflammation and any kind of oxidative damage).

4. Heals Ulcers

Ulcers are painful and cause a lot of discomfort. Healing them is a long process and this tea helps reducing the symptoms while treating them as well.

5. Provides Antiviral & Antifungal Properties

Pau d’arco tea has anti-fungal and antiviral properties. It helps the body fight common cold thanks to the beta-lapochone  it contains. Additionally, it stops infected cells from replicated, which makes the viruses go away quicker. It can also help with skin infections and wounds.

6. Detoxifies the Body and Boosts Metabolism

It can act as a laxative as it stimulates the digestive tract and helps detoxify the body. It removes toxins easily just like pesticides and heavy metals.


High doses of the  pau d’arco can lead to vomiting, dizziness, diarrhea, nausea, and even internal bleeding. Thus, pregnant woman are advised to avoid this tea as it can cause additional problems. Don’t use blood-clotting medications with it and stop using it at least two weeks before a schedules surgery.

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