Palo santo means Holy wood and is the Spanish name for bursera graveolens. This tree lives in the South American region of Gran Chaco (in the North of Argentina), Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador. The wood of this tree can be processed after the tree dies if same. By a process of distillation by steam (without chemicals) current is obtained an oil that is used for aromatherapy and massage Palo Santo: palo santo called thus by the remedies that are taken for diseases. Removed from a resin that makes the times and profits of turpentine; It cures diseases and aches that come from cold, she and the water in which the root is cooked and the stick healthy colds; It also serves the resin for incense for perfumes. Diseases and their remedies: vulgar diseases on earth are stiff neat fevers and pains throughout the body that ordinarily are bubas. These cured with Bramble and palo santo; fever with bloodletting and purges of mechoacan and canifistola. Culture and traditions is used by healers and shamans in ayahuasca ceremonies, rituals, and cleaning and healing sessions.
It has a surprisingly strong and sweet aroma when burned, why palo santo is used as incense to cleanse and purify the atmosphere. It should be noted that it is all wood Palo Santo tree. Only profits serve, when the tree has died of natural causes, by his own old age. If we cut a Palo Santo tree, there will be no benefit. Tree killed by his old age, must spend time about 3-4 years, making his natural way of decomposition. It is in this curious period when internally the wood of this tree is originating an essence, oil when burned will tranformara in a benefisioso, rico, and spiritual white smoke, that we will clean our bad energies.
Therefore, in the collection of the Palo Santo tree, not is being felled forests, only collected the already dead trees, clearing the jungle, in an act so 100% ecological and protective of natural resources. Other uses of Palo Santo is medicinal. Its essence is used to heal wounds of the skin and the decoction of the bark to treat stomach conditions. Also used in hot poultice to treat muscular pains. This tree is also present in indigenous marriage ritual. The couple must be planted a seedling of this tree in the absence of witnesses to link their destinies and that the union will last forever. Women use it in infusion as a contraceptive method and the wood ash is used for the treatment of external wounds.