Holy stick is a dry-wood-tree growing in Peru. It is said to be a strong tree prospering under hard circumstances. The Bursera family also gives a resin which is quite similar to Copal and thus often being named like it. Palo Santo wood is rich of resin and smells wonderfully sweet with a taste of coconut, but lastly it cannot really be compared to any other scent. It is burned to deepen spiritual moments, meditation, and contemplation. It helps to frighten away negative frequencies. For South America Palo Santo has the same meaning as Sandalwood for Asia. It is one of the truly royal incense treasures of the world.