If you often suffer from colds or flu, be sure to keep Lapacho in stock. It helps remove toxins and harmful compounds from the body, assisting the lymphatic system to do its job.
Natives believe Lapacho has anti-tumour effects, and use it to treat various types of cancer.
Lapacho benefits the nervous system and promotes good sleep, so it is advisable to use it preventively as a way to nurture a healthy mental state of mind.
Growing Lapacho in European conditions would be more appropriate in the form of a bonsai. Because its medicinal properties are in the bark, though, home cultivation would only serve ornamental purposes.
Lapacho can be enjoyed as a tea, indulgently in a bath, or prepared in a soak warm compress.
To make tea, pour 2 or 3 teaspoons over a litre of cold water, bring to boil, brew for 5 minutes and leave for 15 minutes. Alternatively, take as a supplement!