Medicinal Use: Copal’s resin is well known for its therapeutic and medicinal uses and reports suggest that it was also used as glue. Lore has it that copal’s white smoke helps with headaches and relieves diseases associated with cold and humidity. Given its positive effects on the limbic system, copal oil is used in aromatherapy to treat a number of diseases. In some cases, the resin is used in tea to treat bronchitis and applied locally for coughs and rheumatism. With many contemporary uses, copal is a true ally for body and mind.
Magickal Use: Considered a “holy incense”, it can be can used for consecration and anointing of pentacles, athames, wands, etc. by passing these objects through its smoke.