The black ipe, which also bears the names of purple ipe, lapacho or pau d’arco, is a plant that has been used in alternative medicine by indigenous Brazilians, Paraguayans and Argentines to treat various types of problems for over a thousand years. Plant has several benefits and properties.

Learn about the properties and beneficial effects of black ipe tea

The tea made from the plant has properties that help treat problems such as varicose ulcers, gastroenteric ulcers, stomatitis, hemorrhoids, infected wounds, itching, dermatoses, scrofulosis, itching, scabies, eczema and psoriasis .

In addition, it also helps in the treatment of diabetes, arthritic inflammation, cystitis, prostatitis, inflammatory kidney disease, whitish or yellowish mucous discharge of vulvovaginal origin, gonorrhea, inflammation of the gums and throat, thrush and cold sores .

The “miraculous” plant is also indicated for those who suffer from liver and heart ailments, neoplasms and immunostimulating problems.

The drink has astringent, anti-inflammatory, sedative, analgesic, fungicidal, febrifuge, anti-tumor bactericidal, antiviral, anti-infective, anti-diarrheal, febrifuge, cardiotonic, depurative, hemostatic, immunostimulant, expectorant and diuretic effects.

Black ipe tea can also be used by children, especially those who suffer from conditions such as dermatoses, itching, itching, eczema, antitumor and immunostimulant.

But women who are in the process of pregnancy should avoid drinking the drink, as it is a plant with a cytostatic effect, it inhibits the growth or reproduction of cells.

Avoid excessive consumption of the drink, as this can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, blood anticoagulant effect and other unwanted effects.

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Black Ipe Tea Recipe


  • 2 tablespoons of tree bark
  • 1 liter of water

preparation mode

Let it cook for approximately 10 minutes and then add the skins. After this time, remove from heat and leave to rest, with the container covered, for about 10 minutes. Strain and tea. Try to drink 2 cups of the drink at least 3 times a day.