Palo Santo Essential Oil (Bursera graveolens) - Eucador

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Palo Santo (Bursera graveolens), or "holy wood" is a tree native to Mexico, the Yucatan Peninsula south to Peru and Venezuela. It is also found in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Colombia, Honduras, Ecuador, Peru and on the Galapagos islands. The tree belongs to the same family (Burseraceae) as frankincense and myrrh. It is widely used in folk medicine for stomach ache, to induce sweating, and as a liniment for rheumatism. Palo Santo oil was used during the time of the Incas for its reputed spiritual purifying properties and today, palo santo oil is sometimes applied to the body (such as at the base of the skull or on the spine) to increase relaxation, similar to aromatherapy.
 Palo Santo is now a protected resource, as its precious oil was harvested through deforestation for several decades.

There has been a strong movement for replanting and replenishing this beloved wood that has been used in many South American cultures, such as the Incans, for centuries.

Botanical Name: Bursera graveolens
Method of Extraction: Steam distilled
Part Used: Aged wood from fallen trees
Country of Origin: Ecuador
Cultivation Method: Wildcrafted

Medical Disclaimer: Our expertise lies in incense making and fragrance. Information contained on these pages is solely for your enjoyment. We can not provide medical advice or recipes as we are not health professionals. Before ingesting anything that is not food, we strongly suggest seeking counsel from a licensed health practitioner.

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Palo Santo (Bursera graveolens), or "holy wood" is a tree native to Mexico, the Yucatan Peninsula south to Peru and Venezuela. It is also found in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Colombia, Honduras, Ecuador, Peru and on the Galapagos islands. The tree belongs to the same family (Burseraceae) as frankincense and myrrh. It is widely used in folk medicine for stomach ache, to induce sweating, and as a liniment for rheumatism. Palo Santo oil was used during the time of the Incas for its reputed spiritual purifying properties and today, palo santo oil is sometimes applied to the body (such as at the base of the skull or on the spine) to increase relaxation, similar to aromatherapy.
 Palo Santo is now a protected resource, as its precious oil was harvested through deforestation for several decades.

There has been a strong movement for replanting and replenishing this beloved wood that has been used in many South American cultures, such as the Incans, for centuries.

Botanical Name: Bursera graveolens
Method of Extraction: Steam distilled
Part Used: Aged wood from fallen trees
Country of Origin: Ecuador
Cultivation Method: Wildcrafted

Medical Disclaimer: Our expertise lies in incense making and fragrance. Information contained on these pages is solely for your enjoyment. We can not provide medical advice or recipes as we are not health professionals. Before ingesting anything that is not food, we strongly suggest seeking counsel from a licensed health practitioner.

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