Palo Santo (Bursera Graveolens) is a sacred tree and grows in select parts of South America. Translated from Spanish, Palo Santo means Wood of the Saints or Sacred Wood. It has been used for many centuries by shamans in ritual prayer, ceremonies and healing.
Like its close botanical cousins, Frankincense and Myrrh, it is rich in brain-oxygenating terpenes such as limonene and a-terpineol which give the Palo its uplifting and positive qualities. Includes 3 Palo Santo Sticks.
Palo Santo is proven to have both physical and metaphysical healing properties:
OFFERS PLEASANT AROMA
If you are not familiar with the smell, try it out!
CLEARS OFFENSIVE OR LINGERING ODORS
Freshen the air, breathe pureness, stay happy
REPELS UNWANTED INSECTS/PESTS
The all-natural insect repellent that keeps the bugs away without poison!
USED FOR AROMATHERAPY
Helps mental and physical well-being, and alleviates nausea and other symptoms
CLEARS BAD ENERGY
Used for centuries by indigenous people in smudging rituals to alleviate negative energies
Your aromatic mantra for entering your meditative state
RAISES VIBRATION AND SPRITUAL AWARENESS
Awaken your spiritual energy and raise your vibrations for your personal development
Keep the good energy in and the bad energy out.
What is Bursera Graveolens? Is palo santo endangered? The answer starts with what palo santo is. Palo santo, or “holy wood” in Spanish, is a name given to two different tree species in Central and South America. Bursera graveolens Bulnesia sarmientoi (endangered). Bursera Graveolens is NOT an endangered species according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Also native to the Gran Chaco region of South America, B. graveolens extends beyond that, well into Central America and Ecuador. Cerros de Amotape National Park is a protected area located in the regions of Piura and Tumbes in Northern Peru and is home to hundreds of thousands of hectares (1 hectare = 2.47 acres) of native trees, most of which are B. graveolens.
According to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, B. graveolens is categorized as “vulnerable.” This category provides an assessment of the global population of the species and determines the extinction risk under current circumstances. This protected National Park is part of a growing effort on behalf of the Peruvian Department of Agriculture to further conserve and restore the fertile populations of the species.