It is similar to Frankincense, Myrrh, and Copal resin incense. Benefits of Using Palo Santo: Removes negative energy Drives away mosquitoes and insects Disinfects air Used for relaxing the mind and body. Also used in flu, cough, asthma (Prepare it in tea or warm water) Our Palo Santo wood is 100% natural, no trees or forest are harmed to gather these sticks. Use these sticks to purify objects, homes, offices, & self. Just burn the tip and blow the stick, let the smoke of this “Holy Wood” do the magic.