Bursera Graveolens Palo Santo Info
Bursera graveolens, known in Spanish as palo santo ("holy wood") is a tree that inhabits the coast of Ecuador. The tree belongs to the same family (Burseraceae) as frankincense and myrrh. It is widely used in folk medicine. Palo Santo is rich in terpenes such as limonene and α-terpineol.
The use of Palo Santo (or Palo Santo) from Bursera Graveolens is reported to be traditional in South America, especially in Ecuador. According to the local customs, it is used against the "mala energia" (bad energy) ("Palo Santo para limpiar tu casa de la mala energia, Palo Santo para la buena suerte" or "Palo Santo to clean your house of bad energy, Palo Santo for good luck").
The Palosanto (Bursera Graveolens) is a tree from the Ecuadorian dry forestes which was used by Chamans to cure many diseases; this is the reason why the Spanish that settled here call the tree "Santo".
Palo Santo (Bursera Graveolens) is an aromatic wood; Its smoke is used as a repellent to keep off mosquitoes, ants and other insects. It also cleans and help to remove the bad energy from the home, keep away evil spirits, induces meditation and spiritual search. The scent of Palo Santo is extremely soothing and transmits a powerful energy.
The Palosanto (Bursera Graveolens) is a tree from the Ecuadorian dry forests which was used by Chamans to cure many diseases; this is the reason why the Spanish that settled here call the tree "Santo". If we think of the body like a house where we live, we can take into consideration the ancient rituals based on Palo Santo as the ancient peoples lacked knowledge of illnesses which to them were all products of bad energy.
Incense made without harming the Palo Santo tree. We only process wood that has been found to have died naturaly in the forest. Tree grows for about 40 years and then dies. Then, it has to lay down for about 10 more years before we can process it.