Many studies have shown that palo azul is rich in flavonoids and polyphenols. A2021 study identified several types of phytonutrients in palo azul including "flavonoids, polyphenols, phenolic compounds, flavones, flavanones, isoflavones chalcones and dihydrochalcones."
Recent studies have shown that palo azul exhibited significant anti-inflammatory activity and also inhibited the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines. One of the studies concluded that "these results give support to the use of this plant as an anti-inflammatory."
Numerous studies have shown that palo azul tea exhibited significant antioxidant activity due to its polyphenolic/flavonoid rich content. Because of this property, the studies showed that palo azul tea inhibited oxidative stress and free radicals.
Studies have found that palo azul tea has a small amount of potassium, which gives it "alkalinizing nature" in the body. Many studies have shown that alkaline drinks are beneficial for hydration, digestion and dental health.
Palo azul tea is caffeine-free, so it's great for later in the day or whenever you need a break from caffeine. There's nothing wrong with caffeine, but when consumed in excess, studies show that it may lead to insomnia, anxiety and digestive issues.
Several studies showed that palo azul tea exhibited diuretic activity. One study found that palo azul is a "potassium-sparing diuretic", which means that it flushes out toxins without electrolyte loss because it spares potassium, so it doesn't lead to dehydration.