Bursera graveolens | ‘Palo Santo’ | Dried wood

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Organic, dried ‘Palo Santo’ timber, sustainably harvested from a fair-trade farm in Ecuador.

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Bursera graveolens | ‘Heiliges Holz’, ‘Holy Stick’, ‘Holy Wood’, ‘Malka Waki’, ‘Mallka Waki’, ‘Palo de la Vida o Santo’, ‘Palo Santo’, ‘Sacred Tree’, ‘Sacred Wood’, ‘Saint Anthony’s Wood’ | Dried wood

(syn. Amyris caranifera, Amyris graveolens, Bursera anderssonii, Bursera malacophylla, Bursera pilosa, Bursera tatamaco, Elaphrium graveolens, Elaphrium pilosum, Elaphrium tatamaco, Spondias edmonstonei, Terebinthus graveolens, Terebinthus pilosa)

This listing is for one-hundred percent organic, sustainably and ethically harvested Ecuadorian Bursera graveolens, popularly known as ‘Palo Santo’. Also known as ‘Heiliges Holz’, ‘Holy Stick’, ‘Holy Wood’, ‘Malka Waki’, ‘Mallka Waki’, ‘Palo de la Vida o Santo’, ‘Sacred Tree’, ‘Sacred Wood’ and ‘Saint Anthony’s Wood’, the species is native to the tropical forests of Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Galápagos Islands, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela.

Synonymous with Amyris caranifera, Amyris graveolens, Bursera anderssonii, Bursera malacophylla, Bursera pilosa, Bursera tatamaco, Elaphrium graveolens, Elaphrium pilosum, Elaphrium tatamaco, Spondias edmonstonei, Terebinthus graveolens and Terebinthus pilosa, graveolens is a popular member of the Burseraceae family (and hence related to both ‘Frankincense’ and ‘Myrrh’) and is widely used traditionally as a ceremonial incense and for making smudge-sticks.

Graveolens is also used traditionally as a timber for arts and crafts, as well as to make wonderfully aromatic essential oils (‘Bursera graveolens wood oil’, ‘Palo Santo Oil’ – often used in aromatherapy). The heartwood of this species contains terpenes such as α-terpineol and limonene and is used by indigenous healers to treat ‘bad energy’, ear infection, rheumatism and stomachache and to induce relaxation and sweating. It’s also burned for ritual purification.



Product Details

Product Type

Dried plant

Amount

10g, 25g, 50g, 100g, 250g

Common Name

Palo Santo

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Species

Year Harvested

2020

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