Over the course of some years, human beings have shifted from using herbal methods of medicine to a more professional and developed form. In other words, we have moved from a homeopathic usage of medicines to a more allopathic form of usage.
However, this does not mean that the essence of the herbal medicines should be neglected. In one way or another, herbal medicines still carry their importance and are used to this very day.
One of these medicines is the extract from Palo Santo. Below, you will find some useful information regarding Palo Santo and the origins of it.
Palo Santo is a tree which is mystical according to the locals that live around it. Palo Santo grows on the coast of South America and is closely related to Frankincense, Myrrh, and Copal.
There are a lot of meanings to Palo Santo. In the language of Spain, the name “Palo Santo” literally translates to “Holy Wood.” Revolving around the citrus family of trees, Palo Santo has slight sweet notes of pine, mint, and lemon.
What is in Palo Santo?
Palo Santo is used as an incense. What this means is that people burned the wood of Palo Santo and used the aroma for healing.
In many folklores and stories as well as to this day, it has been said that the incense of Palo Santo can be used to remedy the spirit of people as well as drive away all the evil spirits and misfortune. The incense is also used in different consumer goods such as in glycerin soaps.
How is Palo Santo sustainable?
Palo Santo is now being crafted and harvested by a family that has been successful in planting over 30,000 trees in the surrounding area. One of the most important things to know about Palo Santo is that the essential oil can only be extracted from dead trees and branches that have fallen by the process of vapor distillation.
This ensures a high-quality product developed with care and respect. Palo Santo incense is great for calming immune systems and nervous systems for recovery from different illnesses. In highly concentrated states, the oil extracted from Palo Santo can be used to cure cancer symptoms as well alongside inflammation containing high levels of D-Limonene and Monoterpenes.
These attributes contribute to Palos Santo being a highly usable and highly sustainable tool for aromatherapy and spiritual healing as well.