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September 06, 2008


Essential Oils - Palo Santo - A Holy Wood Yields A Phenomenal Healing Oil


Palo Santo (Bursera graveolens) is in the frankincense family of essential oils and comes today from Ecuador. We get the oil through steam distillation of the dried bark, wood and branches. Palo Santo is a relatively new oil that is being distilled from the limbs of the trees which have fallen to the earth. Although the oil is present in young trees and saplings, the highest quality is distilled from the aged heartwood. Palo Santo oil is golden yellow, with a fresh and intense citrus aroma. Under the lemon top notes are subtle resinous wood notes and a slight medicinal pungency, which give the oil an intriguing complexity. The trees are now protected by the government to prevent over harvesting.

パロサント(Bursera graveolens)は精油フランキンセンスの科で今日ではエクアドル産になります。精油は乾燥した樹皮および枝を水蒸気蒸留して得られます。パロサントは比較的新しい精油で地面に落ちた木の枝から蒸留されます。精油は若木および古木に存在しますけれど最高品質は古木の心材から蒸留される。パロサント精油はゴールデンイエローで新鮮で強い柑橘系の香りです。レモンのトップノートの次は、微妙な樹脂系ノートおよびすこしばかりの医薬品の刺激性の香りで、精油に不思議な複雑性を与えています。パロサントの木は、現在、過剰な伐採を防ぐために政府によって保護されています。

Traditionally, Palo Santo was known to the native peoples of Latin America as a spiritual oil. Tradition goes all the way back to the Incas who used it to purify and cleanse the air of negative energies. Its Spanish name even tells us it was considered holy or sacred. Palo Santo is one of the most important trees used in traditional ethno-botanical medicine of South America. It is widely used as an incense for repelling mosquitoes. The wood is cooked into decoction and taken for fevers, infections, and skin diseases. It is still widely used by shamans of the Andes in curing ceremonies.


How Can Palo Santo Help Us Today?


As for modern uses, people are still discovering how beneficial this oil can be. It is in the frankincense family but found on another continent. Its fragrance can lift you to a spiritual place just as frankincense does. Testimonials have included cases where it has been found to be anti-tumoral, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, helpful for sciatic pain, and bone healing.

最新の使用法に関しては、人々はまだこの精油がどのくらい有益であるかを発見しづけています。フランキンセンスと同じ科であるが別の大陸で発見された。フランキンセンスがするようにその香りはあなたをスピリチュアルな場所へ引き上げてくれることができる。 証明には、抗腫瘍、抗菌、抗ウイルス、坐骨神経痛および骨の治癒に役立つことを解明した症例がある。

Analysis of Palo Santo oil reveals that it contains high levels of limonene, a monoterpene compound that has been found to have chemo-preventive and chemo-therapeutic effects against several types of cancer. In medical aromatherapy the oil can be used to counteracts panic attacks and anxiety, a respiratory remedy for cough, colds, and asthma, for headaches and migraines, and in massage therapy for pain and inflammation of the muscles and joints. In spiritual aromatherapy it can be beneficial for meditation, concentration, and for enhancing creativity and learning.


You can diffuse or apply Palo Santo topically. Until you know how your skin will react, it is best to dilute Palo Santo 50-50 with a vegetable oil. As for safety, this is a non-toxic, non-irritating and non-sensitizing oil. Since this is such a relatively new oil on the market, it is best to consult a physician if pregnant.


パロサント(聖なる樹)精油のお求めは アロマショップ フィトアロマ研究所へ


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