A small tropical tree that grows up to 4 meters, has a decorative hardwood that varies in color from olive green to chocolate brown.
Traditional Folklore & Uses
A sacred tree to the natives of Paraguay. Sometimes referred to as “Palo Santo” meaning “holy wood”. Traditionally the wood was used for ornamental craving.
Guaiacwood is an excellent fixative, especially for woody-floral perfumes. In the past has been used to adulterate Rose absolute as well as sandalwood & amryis.
Used in elixirs for venereal disease, gout & mouthwashes by Valnet. It is also used in varnishes & dark paints.
The wood is burned as incense during spiritual rituals.