The sacred Palo Santo tree offers a wide variety of health benefits, such as healing spiritual. It is a natural remedy highly required in different countries where lighting a piece of wood is a symbol of celebration of its sacred aroma.

The palo Santo it has been used since ancient times and fascinated Spaniards more than 400 years ago. Nowadays it does not stop surprising, since more and more new uses and forms of application are known.

It is a 100% sustainable resource and all parts of the tree are used in one way or another. As we already know, this tree dies naturally and only after 3 or 4 years of having fallen is it when it manifests its properties.

There are many studies on this sacred wood and here we wanted to collect its uses and benefits based on them.

  • Palo Santo is used to expel negative energies and attract positive energies. It balances the energies, seeking and increasing everything positive.
  • It helps control the current diseases caused by stress giving peace and harmony. That is due to its physical and spiritual cleansing properties.
  • Its aroma helps to deepen the spiritual moments of meditation and contemplation.
  • Aphrodisiac: its earthy and enigmatic quality helps to improve the love in couples. It can be used in the bedroom so that couples have a more intimate, loving and full of happiness.
  • The shamans use them in their sessions to cleanse and purify environments against evil spirits, bad vibes and negative forces.
  • It connects us with human love, increasing the ability to give and receive.
  • It encourages meditation since it relaxes the mind and induces a sense of abandonment. It is widely used in Yoga, Reiki, Aromatherapy, ...
  • It relaxes us and transports us to an atmosphere of peace and unique tranquility.
  • Relieves nervous tension.
  • Eliminate domestic conflicts.
  • It is used breathing it to lift the mood, remove stress and against asthma.
  • The aroma of the stick serves as a natural mosquito repeller 100% natural, ideal for children's rooms.
  • It has antidepressant, diaforetica, diuretic, depurative, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antifungal properties, among others.
  • It helps to prevent flu (element: Alpha-Pinene).
  • It fulfills an antiseptic function, destroying microbes to reduce the possibility of infections (element: Terminen-4-OL).
  • Antivirals (element: Sesquiterpene).
  • Its main component is Limonene (89.33% in Palo Santo Essential Oil). This potent element helps prevent tumors of the stomach, liver, breast and skin.

Almost all ancient cultures have used this sacred wood. In Ecuador, it is still used in rituals of cleansing and purification by the shamans of the Andes for their ceremonies and rituals. It is an important part of the ayahuasca sessions in the Ecuadorian jungle. During these sessions of purification of the soul the holy stick fulfills the function of cleaning the environments where the ceremony takes place and of helping to relax the participants.

Even today, more properties of this sacred wood are being discovered.

Published by Jason Roy