Palo Azul happens to be one of South Americas best kept detox secrets. This Plants bark has been used to create a potent cleansing tea for thousands of years.
Now the rest of the world is starting to catch on and realise the importance of the plants healing powers. From clearing toxins in the bladder, kidneys and even removing traces of drug metabolite’s from urine.
This plant is also listed as possiblybecoming extinct, which has driven up the price and lead to impure, mixed or low quality product
What is Palo Azul ?
Where to Can You Buy Palo Azul Tea?
A search on the internet will bring up a few hundred importers of this plant, but if the product is stale or sub-pare, it will not be suitable for detoxing purposes.
What to Look for When Buying Palo Azul
First, Palo Azul Teas are available in a few different forms.
- Tea Bags
- Bark Chunks
Although Palo Azul Tea bags may be convenient to use. The potency is usually weaker than Bark. This may be due to the fact that most producers will us fillers to add weight, flavour or cut costs. If you are going to use the tea for cleansing the kidneys, treat kidney stones or passing a drug test. Its important to consider that 2x-3x more tea bags may be required to detox.
Unfortunately, grinds are usually in the same category as the tea bags. They may be mixed or a filler may be used to cut costs. Another unfortunate aspect with grinds is they may be sail or bark that was sold at discount.
This leaves us with the most reliable option, bark chunks. It may seem like a hassle at first but the use of barks to make tea is actually easier than it seems. The barks come in various sizes, but usually under an inch thick. It can be put in a pot and boiled with water or kept over night in a container. At that point, it can be strained and used.
How to Make Palo Azul Tea and How to Use it for a Drug Test
What you Need:
- One and a half gallons of water
- One to one and a half Ounces of Palo Azul bark Chips
- Large Cooking Pot
- Pour all the water into the pot
- Bring the water to a boil
- Once the water is boiling, turn down heat to a simmer
- Pour in Bark chips and leave simmering, uncovered for about 2 hours
- After 2 hours you should be left with about a half gallon of concentrated Tea
This concentrated tea can be cooled down and drank as is, or mixed with more water to subdue taste. For best results, drink a gallon of tea the day before, leading to the day of the drug screening.
Palo Azul Tea for Kidney Stones or Cleansing
The steps to produce a casual detox / kidney stone preventative tea is similar to that of making any tea. Bring water to a boil and pour into a cup with Palo bark. Allow to cool to preferred temp, add lemon and/or honey and enjoy.
An alternative method is to place an ounce of bark into a gallon of water and allow it to sit for 3 days. This will result in a tea that has a light blue hue and a mild vanilla flavor.