Like most pot smokers, every now and then, even causal marijuana users need to detox your system.
It may be a pending drug test or just time to take a smoke break. If you are just planing to take a break from smoking weed, the time it takes to naturally flush out THC, might not be a big deal.
But, if your detoxing for a drug test or just need to clear THC from your body fast, a detox drink would be the best method.
Palo Azul for Drug Test Detox
At some point you may have came across Palo Azul and read some reviews on how it may help you pass a urine drug test.
But, before we get to far into it, lets go over some of the basics. It is important to understand what Palo Azul is and how it works.
This way you will be sure to get the right product and use it specifically to clear marijuana from your urine.
Facts about Palo Azul
Benefits of drinking palo azul tea
This ancient medicinal tea has been made by medicine men to treat a variety of ailments. Most of them are related to kidney health, but modern science has proved palo to be effective for the following:
- Weight Loss
- Kidney and blood health
- Treat UTI
- Diabetes and regulating blood sugar levels
- and of course passing a drug test
The real stuff doesn’t come in tea bags!
Ever since palo started to gain some notoriety in the detox world, there has been an up tick in products, they are not all the same. Real Palo Azul actually looks like a bag of wood chips or bark.
Believe it or not the best source for Palo azul bark is not GNC or Walmart. Because real Palo takes up more inventory space and doesn’t stay fresh for long, big retailer would rather sell prepackaged powders of grinds, ineffective.
Is It OK if the tea doesn’t turn blue?
If you are new to making Palo azul tea, you might be concerned about the actual color. This is because, Palo tea is know for its Azul (blue) color. But the tea isn’t always blue. There are few things that can effect the color. Lets just go over a few of them really quickly.
Making this tea takes a long time. If you rush it and turn the heat to high, the tea will end up brown or murky. Brown tea may not be as effective because the natural enzymes have been burnt off. Avoid this problem by giving your tea the right amount of time to brew.
Very dark or black
If your finished tea is so dark its almost black, you might be OK. Dark tea mean 2 things:
- You used to much Palo Azul bark
- Dyed or treated Palo bark
Using to much bark may not be much of a concern, the tea should still work. On the other hand, treated or dyed bark is most likely not going to help you pass a urine test.
If you think the bark is treated, return it and ask for a refund. This is why its important to only go through a reputable source.
Dark with blue hue
Perfect, you got the right stuff and took your time to get it right. The tea should look fairly dark and have a bluish tint when held up to a light.
Palo Azul as a Drug Detox
So this is the main reason we want to try making this tea. To detox drug metabolites from urine and pass a urine screening. Lets also go over a few things here.
Palo azul should help you detox most metabolites. This includes Marijuana, of course, as well as coke (Cocaine).
It can be used to permanently detox your system. But, thats a whole other article. Using Palo Azual clean your system permanently requires more time and a different procedure. Look for that in a future article.
There is some caffeine in the tea, but not enough to effect you. If you are trying to avoid caffeine, you should not have any issues. If you can’t have caffeine for medical reasons, ask your doctor first!
How to Make Palo Azul Tea from Wood Chips or Bark
So know you know what real palo azul looks like, the benefit, what the color should be and you want to make it for passing a drug test. Its time to go over the process and how to use it!
What you need:
- 1 to 2 ounces of bark or chips
- 1½ to 2 gallons of water
- Cooking pot large enough to hold the water and Palo chips
- Pour all the water into the pot
- Bring to a hard boil
- Turn heat down to a simmer
- Add Palo bark or wood chips
- Allow to simmer uncovered for 2+ hours, or until your left with a ½ gallon of liquid
How to use Palo Azul Tea
- Now you should be left with a dark blue liquid
- Set it aside and allow it to chill down
- Add an additional ½ gallon of water to the tea
- Drink the entire gallon slowly, 2 to 4 hours before the screening
The total amount of time it takes to make this tea can be about 5 hours. You will also need an additional 2 to 4 hours to drink it before your drug screening.
Because you are consuming so much water, you can expect to urinate frequently, thats good. It is just part of the detoxing.
If you finish the tea, you can continue to drink water, this will only help cleanse your system.
So does it work?
You may have read some negative reviews, but all together, Palo azul has a pretty good track record. That is if the right product is used and its done correctly.
The main issues most of us face, is the time it takes to make it. Although this is an easy to follow recipe, making Palo tea takes a long time and is an inconvenience.
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