UP IN SMOKE: Besides the Good Vibes

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Up In Smoke

Besides the Good Vibes

Holy smokes! Palo Santo aka Bursera graveolens aka Holy Wood is not just for #goodvibes

It’s essential oil stimulates the immune system and fights inflammation...

Scientific studies have recently found that Palo Santo is rich in terpenoids + limonene {Terpenoids contribute to the scent of eucalyptus, the flavors of cinnamon, cloves, and ginger, the yellow color in sunflowers, and the red color in tomatoes. Well-known terpenoids include citral, menthol, camphor, the cannabinoids found in cannabis, ginkgolide and bilobalide found in Ginkgo biloba, and the curcuminoids found in turmeric and mustard seed.} Both of these compounds have strong anti-depressive actions.

Its chemical constituent, limonene, is known to oxygenate the brain, leading to positive, heightened mental states.

It is also used in Indigenous medicine for many other physical illnesses and ailments. Its smoke is commonly used as a strong mosquito and insect repellent in its native damp jungle habitats.

Its popularity has grown rapidly over the years in the United States and among different spiritual communities. Due to Palo Santo’s rise in popularity, there are many people who poach the trees for profit so it is very important to support those who care for and protect the trees and practice natural, traditional, and legal harvesting methods.

Palo Santo has a strong effect on the mind and nervous system, relieving stress, anxiety, panic attacks, headaches and depression.

Being rich in limonene also gives Palo Santo strong antimicrobial properties. It is traditionally used to kill bacteria, viruses, parasites, yeast, fungus, and is often used as a disinfectant. Palo Santo is also traditionally used in the treatment of common respiratory ailments such as colds, flus, allergies, and asthma. 

Smoke symbolizes the transition of matter into spirit - the messenger from earth to ether

Sources: highermindincense.com + selfhacked.com/blog/health-benefits-of-limonene