Pau D'Arco (Tabebuia impetiginosa) is a hardy, deciduous tree that is able to withstand severe winds and weather. Pau D' Arco is found extensively throughout South America, Central America, Mexico and the Bahamas where it is frequently known as "Taheebo". The herb is harvested by peeling the bark from the tree in vertical strips from the ground up to the height of a man. Only the inner bark is used for beneficial purposes and must be carefully separated from the outer bark. Its purple inner bark was used by the Incas, who referred to it as "The Divine Tree". It has enjoyed renewed interest throughout the western world for its beneficial properties.