Pau D' Arco

(Inner Bark) Mitochondria / Skin (NAD+/Selenium)
180g (6.35 oz) Dried Bark
Pau d’Arco (Tabebuia impetiginosa) is derived from the inner bark of a giant hardwood tree that is native to the Amazon rainforest in South America. Also known as 'Purple Lapacho' - infusions prepared from the bark of Pau d'Arco trees have been used by many rainforest tribes for over two thousand years to contribute to the immune system.
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Ancient Purity present a powerful Tree Medicine... For thousands of years, Pau d’Arco has been used as an antiviral herb. The beta-lapochone present in pau d’arco actually inhibits the enzymes in virus cells, which directly affects the synthesis of DNA and RNA. Pau d’arco tea has the power to aid in the healing of skin wounds and infections. It’s commonly used to reduce redness and swelling due to skin infections and irritations. This is because of its antifungal and antibacterial properties. Another powerful element of Pau A’arco is Selenium, an antioxidant that removes free radicals that damage cells and trigger a lack of health. Selenium is an extremely vital mineral for the human body. 

According to a study conducted by the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Surrey, consuming plenty of naturally occurring selenium has positive antiviral effects, is essential for successful male and female fertility and reproduction, plus reduces the risk of some serious health problems. Low selenium status is associated with increased risk of mortality, poor immune function and cognitive decline. Ancient Purity's Pau d'Arco tea is prepared using only certified inner bark from the ‘cambium’ layer of these magnificent rainforest hardwoods. This process is entirely sustainable and the bark can be ‘harvested’ causing no permanent damage to the tree. There are some precautions with using Pau D'Arco but this Ancient Remedy is very much alive today and people are discovering its incredible abilities. It easy to use this inner bark to make Powerful Herbal Tea/Elixir, why not get a Bombilla from us to drink it with true South American style.

Pau d' Arco Inner Bark

  • Trusted, Indigenous Source.
  • Supports the body's defences.
  • Increases ratio of NAD+ to NADH in muscle.
  • Supports the immune system.
  • Greater motor performance and muscular strength.
  • Supports smooth & healthy skin
  • Rich in antioxidants.
  • Boosts strength and vigor.
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Pau D"Arco Longevity Herb

When we fast or restrict calorie intake, beneficial changes take place in your cells: The body shifts into a protective and regenerative mode, cells and tissues work extra hard to fight damaging free radicals and repair its genetic materials. Mitochondria undergo mitochondrial biogenesis where they replace old, malfunctioning mitochondria with new ones. Fasting and restricting both calories and non-fibre carbohydrates drives your cells to use their mitochondria to shift over and produce energy from fat. Because there is no or limited glucose available for energy, your body has no choice but to use stored fats for its fuel. Having the metabolic flexibility to easily shift over to using fat for fuel instead of glucose is a profoundly effective way to help optimise your mitochondrial health. Ancient Purity highly recommend intermittent fasting for giving your mitochondria the care they need. However, you may be pleased to learn that it’s not the only way to help get your mitochondria back into shape...

Beyond Fasting... Make your body regenerate with the "Molecule of Youth"... There are other ways to get the same mitochondrial protective and regenerative effects as fasting without actually restricting your calories. Something you can do in addition to intermittent fasting for even faster results. Researchers have isolated plant substances that mimic the effects of calorie restriction to help protect your mitochondria and genetic material, and to help slow premature cellular ageing. As you age, your mitochondria suffer increasingly more damage from oxidative stresses. Communication between your cells breaks down largely due to the age-related decline of one of the most important coenzymes found in every cell in your body: Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, or NAD+. NAD exists in two different forms: NAD+ and NADH. NAD+ is known as the “Molecule of Youth.” When your cells break down carbs and fats for energy, the energy is stored by creating ATP and NADH. When NADH converts into NAD+, the preferred form, it supplies your body with ATP or energy.

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NAD+ plays several crucial roles for your Health... Stimulating sirtuin longevity proteins that switch off certain genes that promote aging. Two sirtuin enzymes, SIRT1 and SIRT3, which require NAD+ to function, trigger the formation and optimal activity of new mitochondria. Fueling PARP (Poly ADP ribose polymerase), an enzyme that repairs damaged DNA. PARP activity is linked to maximum lifespan. Without NAD+, your DNA repair will be crippled. Supporting healthy metabolism and mitochondria. The higher your levels of NAD+, the better. The more NAD+ in your cells, the more efficient your mitochondrial ATP or energy production.

What decreases our NAD+ Levels... Researchers have discovered that low levels of NAD+ can accelerate cellular aging and reduce the activity of SIRT1. This can age your body and impair the formation and functioning of new mitochondria. Ageing is also a major factor. When you’re younger, NADH can easily give up its energy-rich electrons to create NAD+. However, as you age, unrepaired DNA damage lowers your levels of NAD+. Since your levels of NAD+ drop as you age, your sirtuin activity declines as well. That impacts cellular signaling, which leads to mitochondrial dysfunction. So what else can lower your levels of NAD+ (NOTE: Many of these factors are within your control. Every little step you take to influence these variables, the more you can help maintain your levels of NAD+ and slow the cellular ageing process.)

  • Chronic inflammation / Disrupted circadian rhythm or body clock / Low oxygen levels in your cells.
  • Consuming too many calories / Alcohol consumption / High blood sugar and insulin levels / DNA damage.

Symptoms of low levels of NAD+

  • Fatigue or lower levels of physical energy / Low mental energy or brain fog / Increasing weight gain, especially in your abdomen /Inflammatory issues.
  • Rising cholesterol levels / Moodiness and feeling blue / Heart issues / Cold feet and hands / Immune system issues and infections that won’t clear up.

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Fasting, calorie restriction and interval exercise are three things that can help raise your NAD+ levels. And so can something else that has been shown in studies to radically increase levels of NAD+. A compound transforms the equivalent of a 60yr old’s muscle health to that of a 20yr old’s in ONE week. Scientists set out to discover if raising NAD+ levels could potentially turn back the clock on cellular aging in mice. In one recent study, researchers injected a group of elderly mice with a pharmaceutical compound known to increase cellular levels of NAD+. 

Within only one week of treatment, mitochondrial homeostasis was restored, and the key biochemical markers of muscle health in a 22-month-old “old” mouse were restored to levels similar to a youthful 6-month-old mouse. To appreciate that in human years, that’s like transforming muscle biochemical markers of a 60-year-old body to those of a 20-year-old. It restored a high ratio of NAD+ to NADH, the cofactor that plays a key role in the production of energy. High levels of NAD+ (relative to NAHD) are needed for DNA repair and the activation of SIRT1. As impressive as this study certainly was, Ancient Purity can't offer and won't suggest pharmaceuticals to increase levels of NAD+. But there is something we can recommend, an it's all natural, all powerful, easy to use, absorbable and... It tastes good as a tea.

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Ancient Herb for a Longer Life...

Pau d'Arco is made from the bark of a large tropical tree, called the Pink Lapacho, found in the rainforests of the Amazon, South America and Latin America. It has a long history of use for a number of health concerns. The inner lining of the bark is the tree’s most treasured part. It contains two valuable substances called lapacholand beta-lapachone. Lapachol is best known for its potential cellular health benefits. Beta-lapachone powerfully increases NAD+ inside your cells. By increasing NAD+, Pau d’Arco can help improve ATP or cellular energy production. In a study with aged mice, researchers added beta-lapachone from Pau d’Arco bark into one group’s diet. There were no changes in activity level or total calories of either group. The following effects were noted in the beta-lapachone group, compared to the control group:

  • Increased ratio of NAD+ to NADH in the muscle.
  • Higher number of intact mitochondria, suggesting resistance to mitochondrial breakdown.
  • Less damage to mitochondrial proteins that reduce the production of damaging reactive oxygen species (ROS) inside the cell.
  • A decrease in body weight and body mass, compared to the level found in young adult mice.
  • Lower age-related markers in blood, such as increased glucose, lipids and leptin.
  • Increased body temperature, suggesting a higher energy expenditure and body metabolism.
  • Higher capacity of associative memory.
  • Greater motor performance and muscular strength, as seen by up-regulated genes associated with muscle development.

What’s most surprisingly is this: beta-lapachone benefited the health of the mice even more than calorie restriction. The beta-lapachone group lived significantly longer than the calorie-restricted group, which lived longer than the control group! In addition, the researchers noted that beta-lapachone protected the mitochondrial structure better than calorie restriction. Many people don’t realise that absolutely everything that happens in their body relies on healthy mitochondria. If your mitochondria don’t function well, nothing else in your body will either. Nearly all your cells contain hundreds of mitochondria. Cells with a higher demand for energy, like your heart, liver, brain and nerve cells have thousands of mitochondria. Mitochondria are tiny energy factories that supply about 90% of the fuel your body needs from the food you eat and the oxygen you breathe. They produce this energy through a series of reactions known as the Krebs cycle in the form your cells can use – adenosine triphosphate (ATP)

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Could Pau D'arco be the ultimate Weight-loss Hack?

When we are cold, our body has a number of ways to keep your temperature up. Shivering is one. Non-shivering, which involves a tissue called "Brown Fat" is another. Unlike regular white fat that stores calories, brown fat burns energy and produces heat. And when it produces heat, it stimulates energy expenditure. Babies are born with high levels of brown fat to help them stay warm. As you age, your brown fat deposits drastically decline. What you have left is typically mixed in with white fat and found around your spinal cord, kidneys, neck and between your shoulder blades. Everyone has at least some brown fat cells. The lower your body mass index (BMI), the more you likely have. Now, scientists are convinced you can grow brown fat.

Why you want to have Brown Fat... Brown fat is loaded with mitochondria and it’s desirable for your metabolism. Researchers believe brown fat may hold the key to wellness, and by restoring your levels, you may be able to significantly improve your health. Mice studies suggest Pau d’Arco’s Beta-Lapachone may help turn your white fat into Brown Fat. The more brown fat you have, the better. Low levels are linked to three conditions: Decline in your body’s metabolic function, decreased ability for your cells to use insulin, lower production of new mitochondria (known as mitochondrial biogenesis).

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How can you restore Brown Fat levels?

Mice studies suggest that the beta-lapachone found in Pau d’Arco’s inner bark can convert white fat into brown fat. One especially revealing study showed that beta-lapachone along with a high-fat diet stimulated the expression of brown-adipocyte genes, decreased weight gain and increased energy expenditure, compared to a control group of mice.Imagine the potential implications for your well-being...

Because of their plentiful mitochondria, brown fat cells may help you regulate your body weight and protect your vital organs, especially your heart, brain and nervous system. At Ancient Purity we think you’ll agree, having higher levels of brown fat could be a real plus for your heath, especially in the areas of weight management, mitochondrial health and your most important organs! You can further increase your brown fat levels by regular cold exposures. This could be as simple as taking cold showers. They are uncomfortable for sure, but you feel so good afterward, and they really improve your metabolic health.

Pau d'Arco Detoxes too

Pau d’arco tea detoxifies the body by removing harmful toxic substances; these toxins include heavy metals, pesticides, preservatives and even residue from chemotherapy. Pau d’arco works as a detoxifier by having a laxative effect. It’s known to loosen bowels, which aids digestion and regularity. By stimulating the digestive system, pau d’arco tea helps the body rid itself of excess fats and toxins. It’s important to keep foods moving through your body, especially the colon. The colon is the body’s sewage system, but like all healthy and properly functioning sewage systems, it needs to be cleaned, emptied and maintained to function properly.

When we eat highly processed, refined or “fake” foods, our colons become laden with the unhealthy debris from these foods. For this reason, it’s vital to consume detoxifying foods and drinks, like pau D’arco tea, in order to maintain a clean and healthy body. Pau d’arco tea consumption is one of the best ways to detox; blood vessels, the lymph system, cells, tissue and organs are all detoxified, which allows the body’s systems to function properly and efficiently. Today Pau D'Arco is still popular with the modern populations of Peru and Brazil. The bark contains many actives and is a source of antioxidants.

Pau d’arco tea detoxifies the body by removing harmful toxic substances; including heavy metals, pesticides, preservatives and even residue from chemotherapy. It works as a detoxifier by having a laxative effect. It’s known to loosen bowels, which aids digestion and regularity. By stimulating the digestive system, Pau d’Arco helps the body rid itself of excess fats and toxins.

The ingredient of Lapacho used for by the Kallawaya

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Facts on Pau D'arco

Botanical names: Tabebuia impetiginosa, Tabebuia avellanedae. 

Common names: Pau D’arco, Lapacho, Bow-Stick, Ipe roxo, Taheebo, Tajy, ‘The Tree Of Life.’

Pau d’Arco contains several compounds, including quinoids, benzenoids and flavonoids. These compounds have shown biological activity against harmful organisms. Pau d’arco also has a significant amount of lapachol, which comes from the stem of the tree. According to the U.S Department of Agriculture, lapachol is known to be toxic and resistant to nearly all types of harmful organisms.

A 2005 study published in Oncology Reports found that lapachol has promising results. Lapachol is also used for its antioxidant and antimicrobial effects, but some research suggests that high doses of this compound can lead to dangerous side effects, like reproductive toxicity. Pau d’Arco also contains another chemical called beta-lapachone, which has also demonstrated toxicity to harmful organisms, similar to lapachol. As always Ancient Purity never recommends taking anything longterm, its cycle, break, repeat.

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  • Pau d'Arco Inner Bark - 100% Natural.
  • Produced to ecological standards, free from agro-chemicals, non-irradiated and GMO-free.
  • Put 2 teaspoons of the bark into 4 cups of boiling water.
  • Let the bark sit in the boiling water for 20 minutes.
  • Remove heat and let the dark cool for at least 1 hour.
  • Strain the water.
  • Drink tea in small portions throughout the day, or use tea water for external use and vaginal flush.

We recommend using the Natures Design Tea Mug Filter with Flower of Life its perfect to allow the essence and power of the Pau d"Arco into the water and make a super powerful tea.

  • Size: 250g
  • Origin: Brazil.
  • Container: Kraft Paper Pouch.
  • Estimated shelf life from purchase: 1 - 2 years. 
  • Storage: Store in a cool dry place, out of sunlight.


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