Palo Santo Benefits and Uses
Palo santo benefits and uses reach far and wide. It has been called magical, mystical, rare, sacred, and unique. This fragrant wood is highly regarded spiritually amongst shamans and healers and has been used in sacred rituals for thousands of years in by indigenous peoples of South America.
It literally means ‘sacred stick’ in Spanish. Once you discover its unique, refreshing beauty for yourself, you will understand why!
The Benefits for the Entire Body
It supports and enhances the body’s immune system, digestive system, and nervous system. The “Sacred Stick” is known to assist with anxiety, respiratory conditions, colds, flus, skin conditions and even cancer, due to its 75% d-limonene content, which is a known anti-tumor compound.
Palo Santo Benefits Mental Clarity and Spiritual Well Being
Palo Santo also produces deep states of relaxation, calm, and mental clarity. Bursera graveolens is used similar to sage for smudging and cleansing out old, stuck, stagnant and negative energies in your home, office, workspace, car, and aura.
Complete List of Beneficial Properties
This awesome wood has many uses. It is known to help with: acne, allergies, anxiety, arthritis, asthma cancer (essential oil contains 75% anti-tumoral d-limonene), colds, flus, headaches, infections inflammation, psoriasis, rheumatism, sprains, and stress. It can be used as an insect repellent. This holy wood is well known for its uses in space clearing, for removing negative energies and bringing in positive energies and good luck. It may be burned as incense, taken internally as a tea, or applied topically to the skin. Always consult your doctor first for medical advise.
Uses of Palo Santo Wood
Palo Santo is enjoyed in several ways:
- Incense -completely natural incense for smudging homes, gardens, your car, your body, and your personal space.
- Essential Oil -steam inhalation, diffusers, and massage oils.
- Tea -wood shavings ground into tea and steeped in water for a delicious tea.
Did we mention it is also an excellent non-toxic alternative to insect repellants? The list of palo santo benefits goes on and on.