The Palo Santo “Bursera graveolens” is medicinal. Its essential oil is used to heal skin wounds and a decoction of the bark to treat stomach ailments. It is also used in poultices to treat muscle aches hot.
The Language-Maskoy (a small language family of Paraguay) have the belief that a fire made with wood Palo santo prevents evil spirits come to the houses. We attribute this property due to the particular clarity of the flames that emerge from this wood on.
This tree is also present in the ritual of marriage in some Indian tribes. It is believed that the couple must plant a seedling of this tree in the absence of witnesses to link their destinies and that the union will last forever.
Women use it to infuse for birth control and ash wood is used for the treatment of external wounds.
You can also note that the oil of this tree is currently used for aromatherapy, relaxation rituals and also that a few drops of this oil can help clear the airways through vapors or mists.