While searching through the land of Belize I joined my friends at Martinez Farm. We went touring through the jungle during the next day. While on a tour through the jungle, someone cut their arm on a vine, My friend and Guide Dennis sliced through the bark of a copal tree and smeared the resin over the open wound. He began rubbing it around the cut. After rubbing the resin for 10 seconds of so, the resin formed into a natural band-aid and covered the wound. I was informed that as well as shielding the open wound, the resin also contained a natural antibiotic to prevent infection.
The copal tree is originally believed to have grown in Mexico, but now it can be found in a range of places, including western Africa, India, Central and Southern America. The resin of the tree is considered most precious and in ancient times it was even more so if it came from trees that had been hit by lightning. The Mayans regarded copal resin as extremely sacred, only daring touch it on their altars with special instruments, not their bare hands.
As incense, resin is best burned on charcoal or in a fire and emits a high quality, pure aroma - We carry the most popular type of copal, the white copal.
The white form has a light, bright, fruity scent. It's said to be cleansing for the spirit and can help with mental and spiritual work. Unlike the other forms, white is harvested as a liquid then left until it's dried out. It was also used in homes to help the dead find their way back to their home after they departed.
These are huge chunks of pure White Copal Resin