Pau d’Arco

Mortar and Pestle with Lapacho tea.

Handroanthus impetiginosus

Synonyms:
Lapacho, Taheebo, Purple Trumpet Tree, Ipe Rosa
Pau d’Arco (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

From Portuguese pau-d’arco, literally “bow wood”. Compare bois d’arc.

Noun

pau d'arco

  1. Tabebuia, the ipê tree.
  2. The hardwood of this tree.
  3. The inner bark of this tree, used medicinally.
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