Copal Plant Profile – Ancient Incense & Mystical Medicine

Copal, it’s one of the most well-known and oldest names in the world of incense. If you’re into incense, surely you’ve heard of it and likely have burned some before. But what exactly is Copal?

True Copal is a tree resin found from the American Southwest down through northern Argentina, produced by a number of trees in the Bursera and Protium genera. There are however, many imposters from other parts of the world that are freely given the name Copal, though are from completely different genera, have totally different medicinal properties, and their own histories and ceremonial uses.

Copal is the most widely used sacred incense and medicinal tree resin from Mexico to Argentina. Known for its use in treating many skin disorders and irritations, respiratory complaints, infections and viruses, pain, nervous system and mental imbalances, and more, Copal has been used topically, internally, and as a fumigant and medicinal incense for ages.

It’s ritual and spiritual history dates back to the early Mayan and Aztec peoples, and even before that. The Mayans and Aztecs considered it one of their most sacred plants, where it was used extensively in pyramid temples for offerings and prayers. Shamans and traditional healers from Mexico to Southern Brazil have used this fragrant resin for many spiritual uses as well.

Copal is one of my personal favorite incense resins. After working with it for the past 15 years, I really wanted to include it in my ebook, Materia Aromatica, which I’m offering at a 50% discount this week only.

And on top of that, I’ve decided to offer you my full plant profile on Copal for free. Click below to download your free copy, and learn about the origins, histories, medicinal and spiritual uses of true Copal.

The Materia Aromatica Ebook I’m offering at a 50% discount this week is a special book that contains 20 Full Plant Profiles (like the one I’m giving you above) of the world’s most common incense plants like Frankincense, Agarwood/Oudh, Balm of Gilead, Palo Santo, Sandalwood, Myrrh, and more.. 

If you’re tired of only being able find bits and pieces of information regarding the use of aromatic plants as smoke therapy or their sacred uses as incense, this book is for you! 

The Materia Aromatica Ebook will give you the foundational knowledge to help you become more confident and competent using incense for self healing, family healing, or community healing and preventative medicine.

Article By: Evan Sylliaasen, Aromatherapist, professional incense crafter, founder of Higher Mind Incense & The Northwest School of Aromatic Medicine.

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*The statements above have not been evaluated by the FDA. This article is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This article should not be taken as medical advice. Please consult your physician before you use this information for health purposes.

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