Lapacho (tabebuia impetiginosa), can live for 700 years, belongs to the begonia family and is widespread in Middle and South America. Lapacho tea has a long tradition of being a herbal remedy in the rainforests of Central and South America. The Incas called Lapacho the "tree of life" and drank the tea to alleviate their ailments. Today Lapacho is used in the hospitals of South America because of its immune boosting effects as a strengthening tea.
Doctors and scientists only rediscovered Lapacho bark 50 years ago and noticed remarkable effects. Lapacho bark contains exceptionally high levels of mineral and trace elements. As well as calcium, iron and potassium, there are also less common trace elements like strontium, barium, iodine and boron in the bark, which is often lacking in the human body.
Lapacho tea can be consumed by children and adults alike for long periods of time without any concern and can thus boost personal well-being.