Pau D’Arco Tea using Loose Bark

The best quality Pau D’Arco—also called Taheebo or Lapacho—is the pure loose bark.
You can also buy tea bags at the health store or online.

Makes 4 cups.

Preparation

  1. Put 1 heaping tablespoon of loose bark in a sauce pan and add 1 quart of water.
  2. Simmer on the lowest heat possible for at least half an hour.
  3. Allow the liquid to cool. Strain and pour into a glass jar with a tight sealing lid.
  4. Keep it in the fridge and sip the cooled tea. It may be reheated if you prefer to drink it warm but do not boil it. It keeps for two days.

Do not drink more than 2 cups of any kind of tea per day, except for short periods of time, since they are diuretic that make your body lose water along with important minerals.