pau d'arco (Handroanthus impetiginosus)

  • Other names are for this tree lapacho and taheebo.
  • Pau D'Arco is a South American rainforest tree, known locally as the trumpet tree.
  • The wood from this tree is dense and resilient to the ravages of the rainforest.
  • The dense wood makes fine grained furniture. It is so hard that it is very difficult to work with.
  • Traditionally it is the inner bark from this tree that is used to make the herbal tea, that is thought to help fight infection and boost the immune system.