Palo Santo wood has been used for thousands of years by Shamans and Healers among the Inca population. This "Holy Wood" is a part of ceremonies and healing rituals and provides energetic protection, and removes bad energies. Palo Santo wood is harvested under government supervision by the natives of the Peruvian jungle. No trees are destroyed in the collection of this wood, only twigs and branches on the ground are gathered. The sticks themselves may be lit and will burn for a few seconds to a minute, then extinguish themselves, filling a room with its wonderful fragrance.