Copaiba Oil (Copaifera Officinalis Oleoresin)
Copaifera officinalis is an exceptional oil and resin that comes from the trunk of pinnate-leaved trees from South and Central America. At Wisdom of Plants Institute, we offer raw oleoresin, which is unprocessed and pure. The exudate has both a resinous substance and an essential oil, and its color varies from light gold to dark brown, depending on the concentrations of each of these substances. The oil/resin has been traditionally used by the people of the Amazon and Central America for many purposes.
Features of Copaiba Oil
- Pure raw oleoresin
- Contains a resinous substance and an essential oil
- Light gold in color with a mild bitter to pungent taste
- Chemical constituents are predominantly caryophyllene and sesquiterpine hydrocarbons
- Has many traditional uses among people of the Amazon and Central America
Research on Copaiba oil has shown that it has anti-inflammatory activity, anti-tumor, anti-tetanus, anti-septic, and anti-hemorrhagic properties. Its use dates back to the 16th century in Brazil, where it was used both internally and externally for the treatment of many diseases. The Yaviza people of Panama used the resin with honey and gave it to newborn babies, believing it imparted knowledge and protected them from hexes. As an essential oil, C. officinalis has been found to be effective at reducing pain and inflammation, infection, healing the skin, preventing fungal growth, enhancing respiratory capacity, improving the health and luster of skin and hair, improving bladder control, speeding the healing process, and may lower blood pressure.
Mayas and Incas
Copaiba resin has been used ceremonially for thousands of years. The Inca’s would burn it on gold plates, and the smoke used to clear sickness from the body. More recently, it is used in various forms of sweat lodge ceremony, believed to bring back ancestral memories. To the Maya, it is known as Pom, and used as well to clear and cleanse away dark spirits and for protection. The Maya have also been known to use this resin as a substitute for Amber and added into their ceremonial jewelry.
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