Pau d’Arco (Tabebuia serratifoli)
Bignoniaceae (Bignonia family). Shredded Pau d’Arco or Tahuari bark. It was harvested in the wild from the tropical rainforest in the area of Pucallpa, Ucayali river, Peru. No fertilizers or pesticides have been used.
In the Brazil the tree is called Ipé Amarelo, or Yellow Ipé because of its beautiful yellow flowers that once a year adorn its branches. The local people use the bark in herbal medicine to make a variety of preparations. They make syrups for cough and stomach problems like ulcers. People say the bark can be used to help treat cancers and other chronic diseases but there is little proof of those claims.