Palo Santo

Palo Santo (Bursera Graveolens) is a tree that grows on the coast of South America, and is related to Frankincense, Myrrh and Copal.    The words, Palo Santo translated from Spanish, literally means “Holy Wood”, which seems to show it’s importance.  It is highly sought for use in metaphysical rituals and activities today due to its known history. We can trace it back to the Inca, where it was revered and used in native ritualistic medicine, being preferred by shamans and healers for it’s metaphysical properties of purification and clearing negative energies.  It is also used for ritual prayer, different pagan ceremonies and general healing.