How Much Palo azul Should you Drink?
It depends on your goal...
Traditionally, it's recommended to drink between 1-3 cups a day every day. This of course will depend on your goal, your gender, weight, and the amount of exercise you do. Palo azul tea has zero calories and zero caffeine, so you could drink a good amount daily.
A 2002 study mentions that "this plant is used in traditional medicine, for this purpose the wood is boiled with water to produce a golden colored liquid, with a blue fluorescence of which the patients drink a cup daily."
Additionally, a 2008 study mentions the following: "For ingestion purposes, the wood chips are brought to boil in water to produce a golden-colored liquor having a light blue fluorescence, from which the sick can take two or three cups a day."
If your goal is to include palo azul tea as part of a healthy lifestyle...it would be ideal to add exercise to your routine. When we exercise, the body eliminates toxins in the body and our system cleanses itself without the need for food or detoxification products.
I love palo azul tea's smooth taste and it makes me feel great, so I prepare around 2-3 gallons at a time and I keep it in one or two pitchers like the one in this picture.
This usually lasts about 3 or 4 days and makes me feel better than ever! 😊
It’s perfect for me because I live with my family and so I share the tea with them too and when friends come over they’re always surprised by the striking blue color and ask me about it. Sometimes they like it so much that we go deep into conversation about palo azul and why they have never heard of this tea in their lives!
If the tea is stored in the fridge, we've noticed that it's good for upto 2-3 weeks. Interestingly, a 2021 study on palo azul found that "above 95% of the original amounts of flavanones remained in the solution after 5 days storage" and it "showed great short-term stability." This means that palo azul tea will retain its antioxidant content because of its stability.