Bursera Graveolens (Palo Santo) Logs: A Sacred Tree with Powerful Energy
Experience the powerful energy and soothing effects of the Bursera Graveolens tree with our Palo Santo logs. This holy tree is widely praised for its aromatic wood that brings relaxation, peace, and wellbeing to any space where it is burned. Our sustainably harvested Palo Santo logs come from naturally fallen trees and branches that have been laying dead for 4-10 years, producing a wonderfully woody scent that gets more potent with time.
Features of Bursera Graveolens (Palo Santo) Logs
- Sustainably harvested from naturally fallen trees and branches
- Produces a wonderfully woody scent that gets more potent with time
- Comes in weights ranging from 200 gr to 1500 gr per log
- Can be burned similar to incense by lighting shavings of the wood or the whole chunk
- Widely used among native indigenous tribes for ritual purification and spiritual cleansing
Habitat of Bursera Graveolens (Palo Santo) Logs
Bursera Graveolens trees are protected under government supervision and can be found growing in many areas including Guatemala, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Honduras, Colombia, and the Galapagos Islands. Fallen trees are respectfully gathered after strong winds, as the tree has been considered sacred by tribes for thousands of years.
Native Use of Bursera Graveolens (Palo Santo) Logs
Throughout Central and South America, Bursera Graveolens is widely used among native indigenous tribes for ritual purification and, in modern religious settings, as a devotional incense. It is used to spiritually cleanse impure energy and to get rid of evil spirits, calamity, and misfortune. Palo Santo can be burned similar to incense by lighting shavings of the wood or the whole chunk can be lit, allowed to burn for a few moments and then blown out so that it will emit smoke.
In Perú, a shaman or medicine man may light Palo Santo sticks during cleansing rituals, and the rising smoke will enter the energy field of the participants to ‘clear misfortune, negative thought patterns, and evil spirits’. Essential oil for use in perfumes and cosmetics can be produced from Palo Santo, which attracts a lot of attention due to its seductive scent. There are many health benefits reported by the indigenous that burn the wood. Palo Santo is often burned together with Ruta chalepensis, the smoke is then blown into the ears to treat otitis media (ear infections). The wood can also be burned with Yerba mate together with the feathers of the rhea bird. The resulting mixture of smoke is inhaled every nine days and is said to heal ‘mal aire’.
Scientific Information on Bursera Graveolens (Palo Santo) Logs
Studies have shown that Palo Santo contains high levels of limonene, a compound known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. The essential oil of Palo Santo has been found to have antimicrobial and antifungal properties, making it a natural alternative to chemical-based disinfectants. It has also been shown to have sedative effects, reducing anxiety and promoting relaxation.
Order Your Bursera Graveolens (Palo Santo) Logs Today
Experience the soothing effects of Palo Santo logs in your home or office today. Order sustainably harvested logs from Wisdom of Plants Institute and enjoy the powerful energy and woody scent of this sacred tree.