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Starwest Botanicals, Copal Oro, 1 lb Whole Herb
Starwest Botanicals

Starwest Botanicals, Copal Oro, 1 lb Whole Herb

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Product Code: SWB20131301
UPC Code: 767963089083

Botanical Name: Bureseru microphylla

Origin: Indonesia

Common Names: Elephant tree

Bureseru microphylla, better known as the "elephant tree," is the source of Copal oro pieces. Although these are available from most businesses that offer herbs and spices in bulk, organic copal oro pieces are not an herb, but rather a type of resin derived from the sap of this tree, which is native to the desert regions Northern Mexico and the Southwestern US

In the language of the Nahuatl Indians, the word kopali means "incense." Copal oro pieces were indeed used in the religious rites of Mexico's indigenous peoples, including the Mayans, the Mexica, the Aztecs and more. Shamans burned dried copal oro pieces just as if they were dried herbs, and then inhaled the smoke in order to commune with their gods.

Organic copoal oro pieces are not necessarily like herbs that are taken internally. Traditionally, copal oro pieces were used in folk dentistry for filling cavities. It is also used as a beneficial herb by the Guarani Indians of Brazil. When burned outdoors, whole copal oro pieces give off a resinous smell that is pleasant to humans, but not to insect pests. Sliced copal oro pieces can be melted down and used as a non-toxic adhesive for broken pottery as well.


1 lb Whole Herb in sealed bag

Suggested Use

Raw herbs do not contain dosage recommendations. We recommend you consult your own herbalist or healthcare provider.


Copal Oro Whole Herb (Bureseru microphylla)

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About Starwest Botanicals

Starwest Botanicals started as a small retail herb shop in 1975 in Sacramento, California. The company grew rapidly on the strength of our commitment to provide value through a combination of quality products, excellent customer service, and fair prices. In 1979, Starwest built its first herb mill to have better control over the processing of herbs. In 1980, the company began importing herbs from several different countries and supplying manufacturers and wholesalers, while also supporting the fledgling organic herb industry. Today, Starwest Botanicals is one of the largest suppliers of organic herbs in the United States, with 85,000 sq. ft. of modern warehouse and production space and over one million pounds of herbs and spices in stock.


Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Keep out of reach of children. Please consult your health care provider if currently under care or treatment. Do not exceed recommended serving. See product packaging for additional safety information.


Individual results may vary. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The statements on this website and all affiliates have not been evaluated by the FDA. Advice on treatment or care of an individual patient should be obtained through consultation with a trained health care practitioner.

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