Indeed! Traditionally, palo azul tea has been used as a diuretic to treat kidney and urinary tract problems, kidney stones, diarrhea, and colic pain. It has also been used as an anti-inflammatory to cure arthritis, sciatica, joint pain and rheumatism.

Thanks to scientific research, all these properties have been evaluated and there are hundreds of medical studies on these health benefits that have supported palo azul's traditional uses. Most of palo azul's health benefits have been attributed to its potent anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-diabetic and diuretic properties.

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Palo Azul: All Health Benefits

Medical studies have demonstrated that palo azul is a potent anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-diabetic, anti-bacterial and diuretic. Due to these properties, it can help to cleanse toxins, lose weight, lower cholesterol, alleviate sciatic nerve pain, prevent kidney stones, reduce blood glucose levels and much more!

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how to make palo azul tea

  1. Boil 1 gallon of water and add 1 oz of palo azul
  2. Brew on low heat for 20 minutes
  3. Let it cool down then remove the palo azul plant
  4. Pour in a glass cup so it looks the bluest
  5. Shine light on your palo azul tea to enjoy the magic!

There have been many medical studies that have found that palo azul is diuretic, which means it induces an increase in water and sodium excretion. This causes your body to cleanse itself of toxins and because of this property, this tea has become known for its ability to detoxify the body of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). 

In fact, diuretics are so powerful at cleaning the body, that in 1988 they were banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency because athletes were using them to clean their body and pass drug tests!

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In addition to this, studies have shown that palo azul is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Because of these properties, several studies have found that palo azul is effective in removing harmful toxins from the body that can contribute to aging, diabetes, and other degenerative diseases.


Tasting notes: Earthy, silky smooth with a bright & radiant essence. With millions of fluorescent molecules in every cup of palo azul, this is the closest thing to tasting Aurora Borealis itself! 

Unfortunately, there’s no such thing as a permanent detox because toxins can always be reintroduced into the body. To have the benefits of a detox permanently, you would have to keep taking it consistently and avoid introducing new toxins to the body. 

Fortunately though, palo azul tea has zero calories and 0 caffeine so you can drink it every day and keep your body clean without looking for the extreme measures of a “permanent detox.”

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Of course! All the properties contained in this magical tea are key for a healthy body. Palo azul has the same health benefits of green tea, without the caffeine. No one would think green tea could be bad for kids because all of its nutrients make it one of the healthiest drinks in the world :)

Although here have been no direct studies on palo azul that show that it helps for weight loss, there have been many studies on flavonoids (antioxidants) contained in palo azul. 

One study looked at 2754 twins and found that the group that consumed more flavonoids "had lower fat percentage and burned more belly fat." Another study looked at 124,000 people and found that flavonoids decrease fat absorption and increase metabolism.

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Yes. Palo azul tea is alkaline, meaning that it has essential electrolytes such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, and sodium. This also means that it is great for hydration.

One of the symptoms of low electrolytes is headaches, so if you drank enough tea and your electrolyte levels are high enough, you may find your hangover to be more tolerable :)

No. Palo azul tea has no caffeine.

Although the effects of palo azul tea have not been studied during pregnancy, it has the same properties as green tea (antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, diuretic) without the caffeine. If green tea is considered safe for consumption during pregnancy, then there's no reason to believe that palo azul should be any different. 

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 The palo azul plant (Eysenhardtia polystachya) grows in dry locations in Arizona, Texas and Mexico.

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There have been dozens of studies on palo azul tea and no negative side effects have been reported. Palo azul's health properties are similar to those of green tea, so there's no reason to assume it would have any negative side effects. It also has 0 calories and 0 caffeine, so you can enjoy it anytime of the day. 

Many studies have proven that palo azul tea can lower blood glucose levels and improve insulin resistance. This does not mean that drinking palo azul will cure your diabetes, but it may help you improve your insulin sensitivity. 

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  1. Palo azul’s blue color is produced by the phenomenon of fluorescence, which means that it absorbs high energy light, and emits a lower energy blue light. Try to shine a flashlight on your palo azul tea or put it in a place where it can absorb sunlight.
  2. If this doesn't work, then perhaps you didn't use enough palo azul for the amount of water that you prepared, or you didn't boil it long enough.
  3. Another possibility is that the palo azul you used had a low flavonoid concentration. Flavonoids are natural products which are synthesized by plants to fight off bacteria and radiation. They are also responsible for palo azul’s (and many other plants and animals) fluorescence.

We source our product exclusively from palo azul farms which we have personally tested, and we've ensured that it has an optimal flavonoid concentration, so it will always look beautiful, blue and magical :)