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Palo santo (Bursera graveolens) is a tree that’s native to Peru, Ecuador, and other South American countries. It grows in dry tropical forests and produces very fragrant resin. In Spanish, palo santo means “holy wood.”
For thousands of years, the wood, resin, and oil have been used for medicinal purposes. It’s mainly used to treat pain and stress. It’s also said to clear negative energy.
There isn’t a lot of scientific proof behind these benefits. Nevertheless, palo santo has been used by indigenous peoples for centuries.
Let’s explore the purported benefits of palo santo, along with its forms and uses.
Palo santo is available in different forms. You can use it as:
- Wood. The wood of the palo santo tree is available as sticks, chips, or powder. It usually comes from the branches of the tree, so it’s 100 percent wood.
- Resin. Palo santo wood contains a very aromatic resin, which can be extracted and used separately.
- Oil. The essential oil of palo santo can be derived from the wood and fruit.